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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

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Little House Needlework Sampler Lady Pinkeep

I have been busy stitching birthday gifts that I can't show the pictures yet. I also finished this sampler lady pinkeep, stitching one over one and twisted the ribbons around the pinkeep. For the US stitchers, enjoy the Memorial weekend.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Lizzie Kate Spring Fob

I love this design by Lizzie Kate from Cross Stitch Crazy magazine June 2005 issue. I stitched it one over one and finished it as a scissor fob. It is definitely Summer here instead of Spring in the Texas area. The two little bees on the pattern are just so cute, one above the flowers, and one on the left side of the birdhouse.

I have some flowers pictures to share that are blooming in my garden:

Thank you so much for all the comments about my pinkeep and there are more to come. Instead of ribbons, there are lots of neat ideas using trims as well.

I have been Tagged by Goldie, here is 8 Random facts/habits about me:

1. I have an accounting degree and a certified public accountant in Texas.

2. I have lived in Boston, Los Angeles, and Houston area.

3. I started stitching in 1988.

4. My favorite colors are red and blue.

5. I used to have long hair that was around my waist but now I wear short hair.

6. I wear glasses.

7. I am about 5'3".

8. I love adding beads to my stitching projects.

I am not going to tag anyone because most people have either been tagged or don’t like being tagged.

Friday, May 11, 2007

A French Pinkeep

This is by a French Designer, Tournicoton, Petite Pause. I changed a few things on the design and I added beads and finished it as a pinkeep. Here is a blog that has excellent illustration of how to make a pinkeep:

I have purchased quite a few pinkeeps over the last few months from various places, like Joann's fabric, Hobby Lobby and this ebay store (

here is the pinkeep:

Sunday, May 06, 2007

May Biscornu

One of my monthly goals is to stitch 2 biscornu per month. This month, it will be more since I have a few birthdays coming up.

This is a freebie from, I have changed a few things and used my own colors selection, I used perle cotton and Carson Wildflowers and added the beads:

The second is the Chatelaine, Kathy Violets:

Thank you for all the comments about my Biscornu. I have quite a few patterns that will fit into this type of finishing and I plan to build a selection this year.