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Anita's Stitching

I have begun stitching in 1978. For the last 10 years, my stitching has been with "smalls". I love to use beads and ribbons and always looking for new ways for finishing. My email addresses is

Friday, September 14, 2007

Some Fall Stitching

Fall is my favorite time of the year. It is not Fall at in the Texas area and the temperature is only a little bit cooler and soon the ragweeds are going to be out. I have terrible allergy this time of the year if I stay out too long.

The first pinkeep is LK Autumn boxer. Yes, I stitch it one over one again. I changed the design a little in the middle and added some orange beads.There are details on the ribbons that I used, they have leaves and pumpins on them but you just can't see in the pictures. I used a green and some type of red ribbons on the top and the green one just did not show up too well on the picture due to the background. This is definitely my favorite pinkeep:

Here are more Fall finishing, I stitched these last year. Here is the Sweetheart tree Pumpkin heart pinkeep:

Of course there will be a pumpkin biscornu:

Cay you tell I LOVE pumpkin designs and I hand dyed the Orange pins to match the designs. There is another Pumpkin scissor fob to follow in the next few weeks, I just need to practice on making tassels.

Here is the last pinkeep for today, it has acorn and squirrel:

Have a great weekend and thank you for taking your precious time to leave me comments.


Anonymous Loye said...

Beautiful work on those pinkeeps.
You are soo right about fall not here in texas. I am in the Houston area.

8:39 AM  
Blogger Nancy said...

As always Anita everything is absolutely beautiful! You really do some lovely work. I love the Autumn Boxer design, and you may have just enabled me.

8:47 AM  
Blogger Barbara said...

Gorgeous pinkeeps and biscornu! Love your work, their so well finished :)

8:54 AM  
Blogger Joanne said...

I love these designs! They make such pretty pinkeeps and the ribbon goes so well with them.

9:49 AM  
Blogger Sticken macht immer noch Spass said...

Hi Anita,

what a freat collection with smalls you have;-) Cngratulations to a good job...I like smalls best at the moment too, hope to get some more done till the end of the year:-))

If you want to visit my blog:

Happy stitching,
Gaby /Einschie

9:59 AM  
Anonymous Syd said...

Anita -

They are all beautiful.


10:29 AM  
Blogger Iris said...

your finishes are just beautiful !!!

10:41 AM  
Blogger Meari said...

Very nice, Anita.

11:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oooh... sigh... they are beautiful!! Your 'over one' stitching gives the piece such a crisp and elegant look!! And the beads really liven it up!
The biscornu is darling! As are the other pieces!!

11:58 AM  
Blogger Espresso Girlie said...

I just love them all! I so adore autumn...that is what holds me back from jumping on the move to Houston bandwagon with my hubby. LOL. All I have to do is say yes and we're outta here. But, what would I do without autumn and winter???? (let's see if I'm saying that in January!) Suzann

11:59 AM  
Blogger Shell said...

love all of them,all the little details make them so special.Autumn colours are my favourite too.

12:17 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Oh, all of your fall pieces are beautiful! You've been busy!!

12:43 PM  
Blogger quiltorstitch said...

Those are all so cute! :) I love fall too, the colors are so calming and warm. The pumpkin sweetheart tree you made into a biscornu I made into a cube, it was so pretty! I love those pumpkin charts.

1:07 PM  
Blogger Vonna said...

I'm so jealous! Everything looks perfect! :)
I really love the L*K one!!! LOVELY!

1:42 PM  
Blogger Carla said...

Beautiful fall finishes Anita!!

2:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow Anita, What bright cheerful colours to welcome Autumn. I love the combination of motifs, acorns. leaves and squirrels - they are perfect! All your pieces are really lovely. I get the impression your fingers are never idle :>) I really enjoy calling in on your blog and saying, hello!
Hugs, Angela

2:13 PM  
Blogger Von said...

My allergies are always worse in the late summer/fall too. Ugh! We're heading into a spell of cooler weather, so perhaps I'll feel more like looking at some of those fun fall designs! Yours are so inspirational!

3:10 PM  
Anonymous Lauren said...

Ohhh, wonderful! I'm a big fan of pumpkins, too!

3:36 PM  
Blogger J Rae said...

Great Fall finishes! Makes you wish for cooler weather and pumpkins! :-)

3:41 PM  
Blogger Nicole said...

Beautiful as always Anita! No fall here in Florida either. We're still in the 90s!! Fun, fun! :)

5:17 PM  
Blogger Christine said...

Everything looks lovely! I really like the button you chose for the centre of your biscornu!

6:21 PM  
Blogger Cindy said...

Very beautiful fall finishes :) I especially love the pumpkin biscornu.

I'm also wondering what that pretty foliage is that you photograph many of your pieces on? We don't have anything like that up north here that I know of, and it sure looks wonderful :)

6:34 PM  
Blogger staci said...

So, so pretty!!! You should come to Colorado!!! We're having some pretty beginning fall weather!!! today's high was only 60-ish, tonight down in the 40's but tomorrow will be 80. The best part is the chilly breeze, it just has that fall feel to it ;)

8:14 PM  
Blogger Tanya said...

All beauties! Your work is stunning, as usual :) It surely beckons Autumn.


10:54 PM  
Blogger Cathy C said...

HI Anita,
I love your Fall pin keeps and pincushions. The addition of the little orange buttons on the side of the biscournu is really a nice feature. I'll have to remember that next time I am making one. I also like the autumn colors. So pretty! You have done a good job as always, I love seeing your work. It's nice to see some autumn things -- it's a great theme, I love the autumn leaves and all the colors. They're so warm and inviting. Makes me think of pumpkin and apple pies and the brisk air on my face...can you tell I like this time of year? One of these days I'll get some things finished and update my blog so I can share some of my work with you. It's been a long time between finishes for me.
Keep up the wonderful stitching, it inspires me if nothing else...and maybe I'll get back to my stitching more regularly.

12:23 AM  
Blogger Cathy C said...

Forgot to mention that I love, love, love those orange pins! Those are the ones you painted, right? They turned out perfectly! And match so well too. Just had to come back and comment on them :-) are so creative! Cathy

12:28 AM  
Blogger Sharon said...

Gorgeous stitching as always Anita! Congrats on the finishes.

2:26 AM  
Blogger Sally said...

I love all your Autumn finishes Anita. You always do such pretty finishes.

7:58 AM  
Blogger Susimac said...

Lovely Autumn designs Anita so beautifully stitched and finished as always.

8:40 AM  
Blogger Karoline said...

They're all lovely Anita, congratulations

11:45 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Oh wow they are gorgeous.

Hugs xxxx

12:40 PM  
Blogger Lelia said...

Wonderfull Fall stitching : )

3:53 PM  
Blogger Mindi said...

Lovely finishes!

6:19 PM  
Anonymous Marianne said...

Anita your fall stitching is gorgeous. Love the finishes!

7:50 PM  
Anonymous monique said...

Really pretty, Anita! I love the touch of the orange pins, too :)

7:06 AM  
Anonymous Virpi said...

You have finished your projects so beautifully! Pretty stitching!

7:50 AM  
Blogger Yasmin said...

All your stitching are so amazing and lovely! I love them and cannot get enough of looking at them .LOL. Great work!

8:02 AM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

So much lovely stitching finishing to look at! Great job Anita :)

9:11 AM  
Blogger Leena said...

So beautiful!! I just love all your autumn stitching! Fall is my favourite season as well. AMAP pinkeeps are really lovely too.

3:20 PM  
Anonymous NatQuebec said...

very nice !!

4:43 PM  
Blogger Becky K in OK said...

I love all your fall finishes. Fall is my favorite season also.

10:42 PM  
Anonymous LaDiabolik said...

Well done, Anita ! You're right : fall is a great season that I like a lot. You pinkeeps and "biscornus" are gorgeous.

4:11 AM  
Blogger Munners said...

Fall is gorgeous isn't it! Our weather will change very little this year either, mostly because we've had such a wet and morose summer! I love the Autumn boxer. Good luck with the tassels!

7:28 AM  
Blogger Squazi said...

These are such beautiful designs and your finishing work is fantastic. I love autumn the best of all the seasons. Unfortuately we don't get the beautiful colours in the leaves where we are, not quite cold enough.

7:49 PM  
Blogger Needlearts Kelly said...

Adorable pieces Anita. You do a very nice job finishing. I like the little squirrel on the last pinkeep.

9:34 PM  
Blogger CritterLady62 said...

Great job on the pinkeeps. I just love the biscournu as well.

12:06 PM  
Blogger Jeanne said...

I don't think I know anyone who doesn't love fall - what beautiful smalls! Can you tell us how you died the pins to match? Were they white ones to begin with? Will RIT dye work? I have used nail polish but of course the color range is fairly narrow. (It's not fall here in Arizona either but at least it's dropped under 100!)

3:51 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Love your fall stitching, such gorgeous colours.

1:50 AM  
Blogger Carol said...

Hi Anita! I am so far behind in blog reading right now! I just saw this entry - your autumn finishes are simply gorgeous!!! Wow!!! What a treat it was to enjoy them today :-)

10:11 AM  
Blogger Choko said...

Great!!Great!! Your work!So cute their!I love pumpkin design,too.I feel autumn season.

11:21 AM  
Blogger Cathy said...

As always, your finishes are superb!

8:21 PM  
Blogger stitcherw said...

What fun and lovely finishes. I love all the fall colors and themes that you did. Fall is so pretty with all its turning leaves, and fun with Halloween and such. The only drawback is that I really don't like winter, and when fall comes you know winter is just around the corner.

6:17 PM  
Blogger Katrina in NZ said...

Hi Anita, wow, you've been a busy wee stitcher - they all look great!

8:25 PM  
Blogger Hazel said...

Beautiful autumn stitching. My favourite season! xx

4:57 AM  
Blogger Aussie Stitcher said...

All of these pieces are gorgeous Anita.

8:22 AM  
Blogger Michele said...

love fall designs!! I love your finishing :)

9:42 PM  
Blogger Debs said...

I am so ready for Fall weather to hit TX.

Beautiful pinkeps and biscornu!

12:29 PM  
Anonymous Linda litlaskvis said...

They are all very pretty!

1:16 PM  
Blogger Marie-P said...

Always nice to see your gorgeous work!
Sorry that you are not experiencing the start of the Fall colors~ I lived 7 years in Houston, TX and missed "Fall in New England" ~ Fortunately I am back and truly appreciate the fall colors and climate!
I do however miss the VERY nice people in Texas!

4:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiful designs!!! I like the deresses at 'Smart Bargains' store of CouponAlbum site.

12:05 AM  
Blogger wanda said...

What a beautiful biscornu I am a fan of pumpkin myself. I would love to stitch this myself!! Great job!

8:06 AM  

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