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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

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Acorn Biscornu, and Fall pinkeeps

I stitched 2 projects but decided to drag out some of the old Fall theme stitched pieces for finishing. Finally, the weather in the Texas area is cooling off a little. The ragweed should be gone in one week or so. All the pins that I am using in my pinkeeps this time were hand dyed by me. I just love experimenting the colors. The orange pins actually have some "white" in them but I don't think the pictures will show those little details.

Cricket Collection Acorn Biscornu. I stitched it in 18 counts linen fabric because of the size of the design. If I stitch this one over one, it will be too small on 28 counts fabric. 18 counts is the perfect size for this cute Biscornu and I was able to find a button to match.

Blackbird Design "Autumn Bouquet" and I only stitch part of the design and put it into a box.
The picture is not too clear when taken with the glass on. I bought the wood box at Hobby Lobby.

Lizzie Kate Fall Pinkeep

Prairie schooler Fall pinkeep, I changed the color of the Bird, I just don't like Black bird.

Heart in Hand Thankful pinkeep:

Heart in Hand Autumn Pinkeep, this is my favorite:

This is from a Pine Mountain pillow design:

A cute Halloween design from Sweetheart tree:

I still have a few more pieces to do the finishing and I will post the pictures next week. Thank you so much for the wonderful comments you all left on my blog. Special thank you for the bloggers that awarded me with "You make me smile award". .....Suzanne, Vonna, Lesley, and Lelia.
Have a great Halloween. I am taking my son out in the neighborhood tonight. He is going to be Bob the builder. This coming Saturday, there is a big Quilt show in the Houston area and I am going there with a new stitcher friend that I have never met. Silver needle will have a booth there as well. I am looking forward to this special event and this will be my first time going there. Anyone else is going?


Blogger Solstitches said...

Wow Anita! You've been in a finishing frenzy and all of them so lovely.
It would be difficult to choose a favourite but I do love the acorn biscornu.
All of the fabrics you chose for backing these pieces are so nice.
As always a real treat to view your lovely finishes.

3:53 PM  
Anonymous Chrissie said...

Your needle has certainly been busy Anita. I love how you have co-ordinated the backing fabrics so well with your finishes and what a perfect match the acorn button is on your biscornu. congratulations!!

4:40 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Hello Anita,

As always your stitching is a treat to look at. Everything is gorgeous. Your stitching is so beautiful, and you have used such complimentary fabrics. I love your color choices for the pins.

I have been thinking of Christmas stitching too!

Enjoy the quilt show you will be going to, and Happy Halloween!

7:28 PM  
Blogger Barbara said...

Lovely stitching and finishings as always :)

11:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What wonderful new finishes, Anita!! Just perfect with the matching backing fabric and that cute button! Beautiful!

1:31 AM  
Blogger Nic said...

All those finishes are so lovely - eveything matches the stitching so nicely, yet doesn't detract from it.

It's very hard to pick a favourite, but I think I like the Acorn Biscornu best, although I have some of the other designs in my stash to stitch! LOL

2:43 AM  
Blogger Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Hi, Anita, New to your blog. I came over from Lesley's... I'm amazed at your wonderful finishes!

2:45 AM  
Blogger Choko said...

Wow!!!!Your stitch is splendid! So a lot of products are terrible!Your friend will be surely pleased with your stitch.
Please enjoy Quilt show. And please show a photograph!


2:46 AM  
Anonymous selina said...

wow, absolutely love ALL your work. Verty great :)

4:03 AM  
Anonymous Linda litlaskvis said...

Wow! They are all beautiful! I love the acorn biscornu!

4:23 AM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

What a beautiful collection of fall stitching! Your stitching is beautiful. Hope Hallowe'en was a success for your little guy. Enjoy your quilt fair!

4:47 AM  
Blogger Sally said...

Anita, you have been so busy with all these beautiful finishes. I cannot pick a favourite as I love them all:)

6:02 AM  
Blogger ollie1976 said...

Great finishes. I'm very impressed. Love the fabric choices that you chose to go with the stitching.

6:27 AM  
Blogger Vonna said...

Love all your cute, cute, cute things here Anita! Lovely!!!!
How do you hand dye your pinheads?
I think the HIH pumpkin is my favorite too...I just love the look of pumpkins that shape!

7:22 AM  
Blogger Lelia said...

Beautiful projects .... awesome!!! Enjoy the quilt show : )

8:33 AM  
Blogger Karoline said...

Your Autumn stitching is all gorgeous, congratulations

9:07 AM  
Blogger The Silver Thistle said...

Sooooo many finishes! When do you find time to sleep? lol

They're all lovely but I really like the cute sweetheart tree finish. So cute

10:49 AM  
Blogger Rachel said...

So many beauties ! Bravo.

12:43 PM  
Blogger Mindi said...

Gorgeous finishing Anita, I can't beleive everything you've done. I especially love the part of Autumn Bouquet you did.

1:04 PM  
Blogger quiltorstitch said...

Lucky ducky! You get to go to the big quilt show! Enjoy :D Your work is so amazing, as usual! Thank you for sharing with us, I just love all of the pinkeeps, and the fall colors are some of my favorites.

3:36 PM  
Blogger Teresa said...

Anita, you are amazing!! All of your pieces are lovely. :) You use such pretty fabrics. Thanks for sharing.

3:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Woowee Anita,
Your post was well worth waiting for. What a feast for the eyes. You have been so busy and created some fantastic pieces. It just shows how much pleasure we get from, not only stitching up these pretty designs but, finishing them off too. I have several in a folder just lying there between the covers...aaah...haha!
I love all your finishes especialy the little Sweetheart tree design. I also love your pumpkin backing fabric. It's sooo pretty.
Thanks for sharing.
I hope Michael had a great time as Bob the Builder
Hugs, Angela

4:33 PM  
Blogger Sharon said...

Gorgeous fall stitching and finishing Anita!

5:05 PM  
Blogger Marie-P said...

All of your finished pieces are wonderful!
I am usually in Houston this time of year for Quilt Festival. Was unable to go this year (have only missed twice in 11 years!). I love to see my friends and to attend that HUGE show! Hope you had fun.

8:35 PM  
Blogger Becky K in OK said...

Your fall pinkeeps are fantastic. I enjoyed looking at them. Fall is my favorite time of year, so I appreciate all the stitching.

9:41 PM  
Blogger Iris said...

Annita, you finishes are so wonderful !!! You did a great job !!! I love them all !!!

7:03 AM  
Blogger Jaimie said...

Wow you are a busy lady! Great finishes! Have fun at the festival!

9:39 AM  
Blogger Carla said...

wow!!! Wonderful autumn finishes!!!
Love the acorn button on the the biscornu!

11:15 AM  
Blogger tintocktap said...

Wow - so many pinkeeps - do you keep them all yourself (and have an enormous collection, LOL) or are they all distributed among friends and family?

And just to let you know, Starflake is designed by Patricia Ann Designs (

12:10 PM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

Wow, so many lovely pieces! You have been busy!
Enjoy the quilt show - it's sounds great - i'd love to go to one.

6:57 PM  
Anonymous Sandra said...

I love all your pinkeeps Anita, you must have been stitching at every opportunity, and I love the little leaf buttons you have used and the acorn one as well. Gorgeous work.

4:16 AM  
Blogger Old Yankee Stitcher said...

Wonderful finishes. I especially like the acorn biscornu. What Cricket chart is that on? That little Sweetheart Tree design is there number one selling design, I just love it.

5:15 AM  
Blogger Old Yankee Stitcher said...

thanks for the chart info, I have that but didn't recognize it. I like your color variation so much more. I also noticed you did Autumn Silouhette from Blackbird I have been trying to get that sold out chart for a while now. Your version is great.

11:15 AM  
Blogger J Rae said...

GREAT finishes!!!!!

1:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A really wonderful work, I love all of them !!

Valérie La Natole

2:20 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Anita, your stitching is just have been busy.

2:57 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

Great finishes, all of them!!!!
Can you tell me what leaflet the CC Acorn Biscornu is from or where to find it? Thanks so much!!

6:08 PM  
Blogger Needlearts Kelly said...

Wow! You've certainly been busy. Your finishes look great. I really like the Acorn Biscornu - the little acorn button is just perfect.

6:20 PM  
Blogger Suzanne said...

What a fantastic number of finishes. You have done such a great job. I love autumn colours the best.

7:20 PM  
Blogger Cathy said...

Wonderful finishes Anita. I especially like your acorn biscornu!

5:41 PM  
Blogger Deb said...

Lovely stitching and finishing! :)

7:36 PM  
Blogger Ranae said...

Wow! What an awesome post.
I love everything.

3:56 PM  
Blogger wanda said...

Soo many finishes your are very talented. Love the acorn biscornu!!

8:07 PM  
Blogger Annemarie said...

Speaking of finishing frenzies... Wow, you're on a roll! Hope your little Bob the Builder had a whale of a time at Halloween!

7:18 AM  
Blogger Katrina in NZ said...

oh wow Anita, your needles have certainly been flying!

4:38 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

So many wonderful finishes, Anita! I love visiting your blog and seeing all your wonderful stitching, it never fails to please!!

6:58 AM  
Blogger Hazel said...

Such beautiful designs!! What a treasure trove you have. Love the way you hae finished the pinkeeps. Its always a pleasure to visit your blog. You are very inspirational. xx

10:35 AM  
Blogger Nicola said...

You have been busy! What lovely stitching and finishing! I love them all.

1:43 PM  
Anonymous fée clobouclett' said...

there are so many beautyful embroideries...bravo !
I long to see the Marie Menanteau 1861 's sampler on your blog, and on mine too ;o)

kind regards and merry christmas !! (tomorrow for us in France...!)
biz fo Fée

4:53 PM  

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