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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

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Little Stitches Strawberry Emery and accessories designs, emery finishing and ribbon finishing techniques

Thank you so much for all the well wishes in the last post. My son had "croup" about 2 weeks ago for one week. It was very bad with severe coughing and vomitting at nights. There were nights that I only got 2 hours of sleep. It was horrible. He had croup in last November and ended up in the emergency room. We did take him to the doctor this time as well but they did not give him any medication because it was a viral infection. It was heart breaking to see what my son went through with the cough. He is doing better now and he has lost a few pounds. There is so much to be thankful when a kid is healthy.

I have started a new venture in the last 2 months. For those that have been visiting on my blog know how much I enjoy stitching "smalls". This has lead to the start of my design company, Little Stitches. The first series of design are emeries, biscornu, scissor fobs and pinkeeps. The the designs are delivered in downloaded PDF format. The designs are charted with Pattern maker and converted to microsoft word and then PDF format. The chart is just like a regular chart with a color cover front page with all the info to stitch the design. I am working on the Little Stitches web site. I have 200 pages of info to read and it will take me at least one more week to get it going. In addition to my designs, I am also carrying selective fabric, special threads and other accessories. As my business grows, I will be adding more items. Special orders are welcome, any item that is carry at I will also have more wholesale companies later on.

I am going to have a pre web site purchase in my blog till my web site is ready. I have listed all the fabric, threads, and designs on today blog entries. If you have any question, please feel free to email me at I have signed up with Pay Pal web payment standard where I can take all credit cards and pay pal account. You will email me what you like to purchase through email and let me know your pay pal account. (Please also indicate if the payment will be bank transfer or credit card.) I will then invoice you with a total amount and shipping. All the downloaded chart will be emailed to your email account within 24 hours after receiving the payment. Money orders and checks will be accepted as well. Orders paid by check will be held until the check clears. Returns of downloaded charts, threads, fabric will not be accepted. If you have any problem with the order, please contact me within 72 hours upon receipt of your purchase.

Pre web site purchase:
Please email with the the following info:
- Items that you would like to purchase
- Are u paying with Pay pal credit card, pay pal bank transfer, or credit card
- your mailing address so I can figure out shipping
- what email address to send for payment

Little Stitches are small designs that incorporate beads, charms, ribbons and various finishing techniques. The charts will be in downloaded PDF format delivered through email. My first series of designs will be strawberry emeries and other small coordinating accessories. Accessory packs containing ribbon, beads, and specialty thread are also available for purchase.

Here is a slide show of the designs:

Here are the 4 designs:

Emery collection I $7.00
There are 3 emery designs and with detailed pictured illustrated tutorials on the emery finishing and ribbon technique. (this is perfect for you to learn how to finish an emery and the fancy ribbon)

Rose biscornu (front and back design), scissor fob and pinkeep (2 designs, scissor fob and pinkeep design are the same but finishing is different) $4.00

Strawberry Biscornu (front and back design), scissor fob and pinkeep (2 designs, the scissor fob and pinkeep are the same design but the finishing is different) $4.00

Mixed Floral Biscornu(front and back design), scissor fob and pinkeep (2 designs, scissor fob and pinkeep are the same design but different finishing techniques) $4.00

Accessory Pack $7.00 which include almost 6 yard of special ribbon for the top of the emery as showed on the pictures. The rose emery, biscornu, pinkeep and scissor fob use a special custom Vikki clayton silk, there will be 4 yard included, enough to stitch the emery, biscornu, pinkeep and scissor fob. There are over 300 beads included for all the emeries as well the accessories designs. A beading needle is also included. No DMC and Fabric are included.

The summary is as follows:
Emery collection I $7.00
Rose biscornu and others $ 4.00
Strawberry biscornu and others $4.00
Mixed Floral biscoru and others $4.00
Accessory pack $7.00

All Overseas purchases are welcome. I do ship overseas and my shipping is very reasonable. You can also email me for a quote first.

The designs are stitched on cream linen (rose and the mixed floral designs) and wichelt antique tan linen 28 counts(Strawberry ones) . I do have those fabric in stock. As soon as my web site is ready, I will post the link here. But in the meantime if you would like to purchase any charts, chart pack, threads, and fabric, you are welcome to do so by emailing me at

Here is the email that I received from Doris in SC, she is my first customer:

"I have downloaded all of the charts and instructions. I wanted to tell you how impressed I am. The instructions are easy to follow, the charts are clear and precise. The pictures are beautiful. I like tosee what the finished project will look like.. I have a brand new 3-ring binder just for your charts. Your whole *operation* looks very professional. I think these charts are just the beginning of a successful designing career."

As you can tell I have been so busy stitching and finishing all these designs. I even dreamed about stitching them when I was sleeping. Looking forward to this new move in my life. I have been very fortunate to have some very special friends that help me with this new venture. Cathy G in Ohio help me with the pattern maker software. I can't thank her enough for her help and expertise and the time she spent helping with other aspects as well. Cindy in IL help me in the word document, blogs and editing and exchanging ideas. Another friend of mine, Aida, in California has also help me with the editing area of my web site and so on. A special thank to Pelin Tezer who help me with lots of ideas and PDF format and questions.I appreciate all of you that made the Little Stitches happened.

I have not been on the computer too much in the last 3 weeks. I will be catching up with all the blogging reading soon. Please feel free to email me. If you leave a message on this blog and want to get back with you, please leave me an email address. Thank you for visiting my blog and all the comments are welcome.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have often enjoyed your blog. I can't read the first part because the 'live feed' information overlaps the blog information. I thought you might like to know. - Taffy

9:18 PM  
Blogger Barbara said...

Congratulations!! Wishing you a very successful and enjoyable business experience!!

3:25 AM  
Anonymous La Natole said...

Really happy to read you again !

Great adventure, I'm going to read all your posts...and to order !


4:33 AM  
Blogger Einschies blog said...

Ahhhh Anita, I need them all;-)))))

Just have to sell some old stuff to get some money...I am totally lost in cyber cross stitch world because I am totally addicted of buying new cross stitch stuff*sigh*...


7:38 AM  
Blogger Hazel said...

Awww well done Anita on starting your new venture. I will definitely be ordering in the future. Will you be shipping to the UK? xx

8:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Taffy is right you can not read the first part of your blog because the Live Feed information overlaps part of your blog. Congratulations on your new business. I will be purchasing your designs. Of course I want to purchase them all. Have a great weekend.

9:31 AM  
Blogger Sally said...

Congratulations and good luck on your new venture Anita. I love all of these pieces and will definitely be a future customer:)

12:44 PM  
Blogger Sonda in OR said...

Good luck with Little Stitches! I think your designs are beautiful and will be a customer some day soon!!

3:41 PM  
Blogger Angela said...

Wow Anita,
This was well worth waiting for. Congratulations on making your dream into reality and on making your beautiful designs available to everyone :>) Everything looks so inspiring. Wishing you lots and lots of good luck.
Hugs, Angela

5:39 PM  
Blogger Ranae said...

Good Luck!
The designs are beautiful.
I will for sure be a customer someday.
You Go Girl!!

8:28 PM  
Blogger S said...

Dear friend everything is beautiful!! I wish you all the success in the world on your new business.

7:36 AM  
Anonymous Aelfie said...

Those emeries are just too adorable! Congrats on a new venture!

11:25 PM  
Anonymous monique said...

Anita, congratulations! I love the little strawberries especially :)

12:24 AM  
Blogger EMBELLISHER said...

Cogratulations on the new business venture.The patterns on offer are really pretty. Good luck!

8:34 AM  
Blogger Lennu said...

Oh congratulations Anita! Your desings are absolutely beautiful!!

11:38 AM  
Blogger tintocktap said...

Congratulations and good luck with Little Stitches! Those strawberries are beautiful and I love the way you finish them with ribbon. I might just be tempted!

And thanks for your lovely comments and good wishes on my blog!

6:29 AM  

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