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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 anita@anitalittlestitches.com.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Strawberry Emeries here we come

I have made a few strawberry emeries. I like to experiment with various designs, colors and different sizes of designs. I stitched and finished 4 of them. My conclusion is the best size is about less than 38 X 38 stitch counts, they are perfect for one over one stitching. Quaker designs are great to use. Make sure you cut enough fabric for this type of finishing. The finishing part is faster than scissor fob, needleroll, biscornu and pinkeep. I like using the ribbon on the tops of the emeries. Yes, it does take time to play with the ribbon and it can be very time consuming.Thank you for visiting my blog and have a great week.


AMAP design, stitching one over one:





A french design stitching one over one using Vikki Clayton silk, it is not the best pic due to the lighting:




Ackworth Quaker design:





Another Quaker design:


46 Comments:

Blogger Deb said...

They're all beautiful Anita!

6:22 PM  
Blogger Aniza said...

Oh! Yes, they are so beautiful! I really admire your ribbon tops...they are so elegantly finished.

7:00 PM  
Blogger S said...

WOW!! You have been a busy stitcher. They are all beautiful but I do love the AMAP the best. Great idea with the ribbon.

7:25 PM  
Anonymous La Natole said...

WAOOOOWWWWW I love them !!

8:36 PM  
Blogger Becky K in OK said...

Very, very pretty.

9:32 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

They're all lovely, but the one with the birds is my favorite. I know you're having color issues, but that pink is really gorgeous!

11:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lovely!!! like always
hugs
françoise

2:18 AM  
Blogger LaDiabolik said...

You strawberries are so beautiful it would be a pity to eat them ;-)

2:19 AM  
Blogger Gorgoglio said...

Your stitching are so beautifu, I've added in my blog list, I hope you don't mind

5:14 AM  
Blogger moomoo said...

wow...your strawberries look delicious :-p . AMAP and vickki are currently my fav too.

5:58 AM  
Blogger Cenoura said...

Anita, your works are really amazing!
There's so many different things from your culture, and so beautiful!
Wish I was there! I can't find here (in Portugal) those lovely schemes... :(
I've added you in my blog list
Maria Joao

6:37 AM  
Blogger Dianne said...

Looks like you've been having fun with this new finishing style! Beautiful!!!

7:23 AM  
Blogger Cindy said...

Very beautiful strawberries! I like the light pink one the best. The ribbons really look wonderful :)

7:41 AM  
Blogger Karoline said...

They're all lovely Anita, congratulations

7:59 AM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Anita your strawberries are so beautiful! As always your blog is such a treat to the eyes!

8:08 AM  
Blogger Carla said...

Beautiful strawberries!!

10:12 AM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Anita I'm always amazed at how quickly you stitch things up! Love the strawberry emeries, they are lovely - I think I like the second one best, with the birds, although the cranberry ribbon with gold edging that you've used is divine!

11:15 AM  
Anonymous Milly~ said...

Amazing work Anita. You're one talented lady.

11:57 AM  
Blogger Sheila said...

Your strawberries are beautiful and so perfectly finished.

12:26 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

Wow! They are really nice. Very professional looking.
Congrats on your finishes!
Mary

12:36 PM  
Blogger Barbara said...

These are truly beautiful, Anita!

1:23 PM  
Blogger Marie-P said...

As always I delight in what you create! These are gorgeous, and your ribbon tops are worth the effort!
How big are these darling strawberries?

2:47 PM  
Blogger The Silver Thistle said...

THey're lovely Anita. I really should find out how to make them, they're so cute.

2:59 PM  
Blogger angelasweby said...

Oh Anita,
They are just beautiful. What a wonderful bowl of strawberries you must have now, I can't think of anything nicer to have displayed. they are all so beautiful but I especially love the little one with the French design. The ribbon finishes are spectacular, you are a real expert :>)
Goodness, you have been busy :>)
Warm hugs, Angela

4:57 PM  
Blogger Vonna said...

MY MY MY!!! All so gorgeous :)
I'm so jealous! :)

6:19 PM  
Blogger Sachiko said...

They are very beautiful!!So gorgeous ribbon!!I don't know,how to make ribbons.

10:17 PM  
Blogger Sally said...

Wow, Anita, your strawberry emeries are beautiful!

5:05 AM  
Blogger Suzanne said...

These are all really great, I love the colour and designs. The ribbon does give them a beautiful finishing touch. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

1:32 PM  
Blogger Wanda said...

Beautiful strawberry designs you finish things so neatly and expertly

5:35 PM  
Blogger Jacqui said...

They're all lovely, and I love the finish.

6:08 AM  
Blogger Sharon said...

They are all gorgeous! I love the AMAP!

9:33 AM  
Blogger Julianne said...

Anita,

They are all just LOVELY! Your bow at the top looks perfect and it sets them off so well.

11:25 AM  
Anonymous NatQuebec said...

It's very nice !!!

11:34 AM  
Blogger Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

Beautiful, Anita! They are especially perfect for Valentine's Day, I should think.

12:22 PM  
Anonymous Megumi said...

Wow! Your strawberry emeries are all so pretty! Nice work!

3:52 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

Beautiful strawberries! They look almost good enough to eat!!

6:55 AM  
Blogger Hazel said...

They are gorgeous. How do you make them into their shapes? Is there a tutorial? xx

9:13 AM  
Blogger Tanya said...

Anita,
Those are gorgeous - you are such a diva at these projects. Love the finishes - have a great day!

Tanya

6:35 AM  
Blogger stitcherw said...

They're all lovely, congratulations on your beautiful finishes.
Sue

9:18 PM  
Blogger EMBELLISHER said...

Researching Biscornu brought me to your blog and now its been bookmarked and I drop by most days to view your beautiful creations. Do you have a tutorial on how to make the strawberries?

9:43 PM  
Blogger Eva-Maria stickt said...

Einfach wunderschön und perfect gemacht.
Schönen Sonntag wünscht Eva

3:15 AM  
Blogger Stitchingranny said...

These are so pretty and unusual Anita.

12:39 PM  
Anonymous Tannia said...

gorgeous work as always :)

4:01 AM  
Blogger Solstitches said...

Anita! You were already Queen of the biscornu and now you're definitely Queen of the strawberries :)
Each and every one of these is so lovely. It's always such a treat to see what you've been making.

3:48 PM  
Blogger Tammy said...

Anita these are so sweet!

4:54 PM  
OpenID jentwyn2 said...

They are beautiful. I really really want to learn how to make these but can't find instructions. You are very talented.

11:57 AM  

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