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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

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Valentine Stitching

I just finished a few Valentine theme stitching. I kept on making mistakes and the finishings took forever, here they are:

The new Drawn thread freebie. I used DMC for the greens and random Vikki Clayton Silk. I added a few beads and a pearl crystal heart. I love this type of finishing, but it is very time consuming.

Another emery, I bought a very cute heart charm:

Pam Kellogg Valentine Biscornu, I changed quite a few colors with the design and beads:

A French design, heart shaped pinkeep, this is my first heart shaped finish. Next one will be better. I used Vikki Clayton silk in this piece.

Hope everyone had a great Valentine Day. See you all again in March. Thank you so much for visiting my blog and special thanks for the ones who took the extra time to leave me comments.


Blogger Aussie Jo said...

These embroideries are just beautiful, very fresh!!

3:41 PM  
Blogger Angela said...

Gosh Anita,
Once more you have given us a real feast for our eyes. I love that new DT freebie and have it printed and ready to take on holiday with me. Your emery is beautiful. It's so delicate and dainty. I love the beads and the ribbon. The heart is a really lovely touch.

Your pins are so pretty. The biscornu and French heart are brilliant. I don't know where you find the time to do al this wonderful stitching >)
Hugs, Angela

3:45 PM  
Blogger Katrina in NZ said...

simply lovely Anita, a real treat for us to see :)

4:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oooooh! That emery is stunningly beautiful!
I love everything you do, it is all so pretty!

5:12 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

I hope you had a nice Valentine's Day too Anita!

Everything is so gorgeous as always! I think the biscournu is my favorite - the pattern and colors you chose are so striking! The things you make are always so beautiful.

See you in March.

5:48 PM  
Blogger patternnuts said...

Wow, wow, wow! They are beautiful!!!!

6:30 PM  
Blogger Vonna said... are an inspiration...each time you post there is more and more lovlies and they just keep getting better and better! My eyes just pop with each photo in line! GORGEOUS work!!!!!!

And I must tell you...your comment that you left me the other day, brought tears to my eyes...what sweet words and on that day at that moment I needed them. Thank you!

6:59 PM  
Blogger Cindy said...

Absolutely beautiful finishes!

7:28 PM  
Blogger Aniza said...

I simply love visiting your blog. You have been making super real beauties.

9:09 PM  
Blogger Cathy C said...

Goodness Anita, you have been busy and everything is just lovely, as usual. :-) I think you are getting more and more proficient with the finishing you've been doing, and these designs just look so pretty! I love the emeries, and the beads. Now,let me ask you, did you make those heart pins that are near the emery, or did you buy those? They are lovely! I also love the design for the emery what design is that? The rose biscournu is darling, looks a little smaller than some of the other ones, not sure if it is the picture or my eyes ...anyway, it is darling. I love roses, and that is a pretty design. YOu have definitely outdone yourself again with these finishes, I really enjoy looking at them all.

12:25 AM  
Blogger Carol said...

Your Valentine finishes are all beautiful Anita, I especially love what you've done with the new DT freebie. The emery is very pretty, I really must have a try at one of these. :o)

3:05 AM  
Blogger LaDiabolik said...

Waouw, Anita ! This is so lovely. And you are the strawberry specialist. Thank you for showing us so many beautiful things.

4:15 AM  
Blogger Karoline said...

They are all gorgeous Anita, congratulations

6:27 AM  
Blogger Wendy said...

What a feast, Anita! Seeing these drop dead gorgeous colours has truly given me a lift, especially in the midst of a long cold winter. They are gorgeous!

7:17 AM  
Blogger Barb's Mindless "Meanderings" said...

Hey, Anita! Beautiful finishes! I love your Strawberry with the pink rosettes, too! Now I know how to use all of my extras! lol
Barb in Syracuse

8:01 AM  
Blogger Deanne J said...

They are all very beautiful!!

8:53 AM  
Blogger Charlene said...

These are all quite lovely! The extra time spent shows well!!

10:23 AM  
Blogger mar77721 said...

Beautiful finishes as always Anita! Gorgeous stitching too. Love the DT piece.

10:27 AM  
Blogger Sharon said...

Anita, these are all just so beautiful. What a great job you have done. Gorgeous. I recently made my first mattress, I always wanted to try one, but yours oh my goodness it just fabulous. You are so talented, your blog is a feast for the eyes.

10:56 AM  
Blogger Carla said...

Beautiful Valentine stitching!!
I LOVE your mattress pincushion!!

10:59 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

Anita, your stitching is just lovely. You also must have a dynamite camera, because your pics are so gorgeous. Would you mind sharing what camera you use?

11:14 AM  
Anonymous Siobhan said...

Each piece is more beautiful than the last. Incredible work!!! Just gorgeous!

11:21 AM  
Blogger Julianne said...


Such pretty stitching and finishing! I love the colors of the Pam Kellog piece. I've always admired those mattress style finishes but they do look very time consuming. You did a lovely, lovely job! Thanks for sharing such pretty pictures of your work with us.

12:09 PM  
Blogger elenamac said...

wonderful work!!!
love it!


elena in italy

12:58 PM  
Anonymous NatQuebec said...

Everything is so beautiful !!!! congrats!

4:36 PM  
Blogger Sachiko said...

Beautiful finishes as always Anita!
Specially,I love pinkushion matress.Very "LOVE"ly!!!
You used spring colors at the all stitches.I feel SPRING!!

6:28 PM  
Blogger MarisaAnne said...

Your finishing is beautiful, as is your stitching. You should write a book! Or better yet, can I send you my finishes and get you to do my finishing? LOL

8:00 PM  
Blogger Jessie said...

oh mine...these are absolutely sweet and beautiful!
An expert of bisconu and 'strawberries' :)

12:20 AM  
Anonymous angi said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE : Anita you're doing outstanding things!!!!!

4:34 AM  
Blogger Sari.i. said...

Wow, I absolutely love the strawberry emery and the biscornu! They are soooo pretty!
I love your blog and will be back! :)

4:40 AM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

More stunning stitching and finishing from you Anita! I love this new DT freebie, and I love how you finished it! Looking forward to seeing what's coming next from you :)

4:46 AM  
Blogger Rachel said...

I LOVE your emeries Anita!! I have got to try this sometime.

2:44 PM  
Blogger Barbara said...

Your stitching and finishing are so utterly gorgeous! True eye candy!

2:49 PM  
Blogger Solstitches said...

I really look forward to each new post from you as I know there will be a beautiful display of finished stitching.
These are all gorgeous. Hard to choose a favourite as they are all so lovely but the Drawn Thread is probably the one I love best.
Wonderful stitching and finishing as always!

4:00 PM  
Blogger Sally said...

Wow, Anita, what beautiful finishes! Your finishing is just gorgeous.

6:49 AM  
Blogger Olenka's Stitches said...

You are always a source of inspiration for us. The Valentine Stitching pieces are so very pretty and dainty. Thank you for sharing with us.
And I have tagged you over on my blog.
Happy Stitching,
Olenka's Stitches

10:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anita, Your work is just so beautiful. Thank you for your inspiration!I have tagged you on my blog...I hope that is ok with you. Happy stitching! Looyoo

12:39 PM  
Blogger Tanya said...

That little LOVE mattress is adorable, just precious. I hope you send The Drawn Thread a picture of it because I know they'd love to see your creation.

Happy Weekend,

4:51 PM  
Blogger Leena said...

Oh Anita, I just LOVE your blog :) Always so many beautiful photos, you really have been busy stitching again! I just love the mattress pincushion, it's wonderful and so is everything else of course :)

5:05 AM  
Blogger Wanda said...

What lovely stitching! Your finishes are breathtaking super job!

7:56 AM  
Blogger stitcherw said...

Wow, they all look wonderful. Such lovely designs and your finishing of them is perfect.

9:56 AM  
Blogger mar77721 said...

Anita take a break from your finishes for a moment, I've tagged you! : )

3:46 PM  
Blogger Yuko said...

Oh my gosh, Anita!
You always have been working so hard and have done so well with those tiny pieces!
You are very talented, how can you make so many lovely pieces in a short time?
They are truly gorgeous!!!

9:26 PM  
Blogger Kendra said...

I love seeing all your beautiful finishes! I do have a question, though...where do you find patterns and finishing instructions for the little strawberry emeries you make? I just love those and would like to try one, but I can't seem to find anything. Perhaps I'm not looking in the right places, though...

3:39 PM  
Blogger Stitchingranny said...

Some lovely finishing there Anita.

11:25 AM  
Blogger paola said...

Absolutely beautiful ...... VERY... VERY nice!

2:47 AM  
Anonymous Claudia said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh they are stunning!!! The "Love" mattress is awesome!!! I love it!!! And the strawberry... soooooooo elegant! You're the Strawberries Queen!!!!
You're blog page, with this wonderful works, looks so spring colored... I love it!!!

8:37 AM  
Anonymous Cross Stitch Fan said...

Anita, Your stitching is wonderful!!

8:24 AM  
Blogger Debs said...

Love your Valentine cushion, very pretty. You've been tagged by me.

1:11 PM  
Blogger apaolal said...

hi Amita.
very beautiful you blog and very good..
good morning
anna paola

2:55 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Lovely to see more gorgeous finishes. I've been thinking of doing the DT freebie and your pic has pushed me closer. I really need to learn how to make an emery.

12:08 PM  
Blogger Patricia said...

I m a portuguese girl, and I start to see blogs from others countrys to learn more and who Knows to find friends.
You have beautiful things.
Visit my blog
See u
Patricia D.

5:59 AM  
Blogger Chelle said...

Beautiful finishing! The emery takes my breath away!

2:14 PM  
Blogger Andrea said...

I just have gone through all your lovely designs and biscornu and everything else, and I have to say that you're my new favorite cross stitch blogger... and definitely someone who has similar tastes! I just relearned how to cross-stitch and now I'm dying to learn how to make all these fun and gorgeous projects you've been posting. Thanks for sharing your talent with the world :-)

2:37 PM  
Anonymous chiffonbrodeuse said...

1ère visite sur ton blog....qui regorge de réalisations sublimes !!!


5:14 AM  
Blogger ankur said...

My Name is Ankur
Anita ji m aap se bhut khush hu kyon ki ye Indian culture ko aap praret kar rahi h

11:09 PM  

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