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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, 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:

Thursday, January 10, 2008

First posting in year 2008

I have been stitching but I did not complete the finishings. I don't really have any set plan for 2008. I want to try out new things as far as finishing technques and some sewing. I have purchased a few Judy Odell finishing booklets. I am trying out Vikki Clayton silk as well. I have stitched 2 projects and I love her silk so far and it is quite affordable. She has a great board with incentive when participating in the forum. I am trying to find a "Red" that I like to stitch some of my French charts. In 2008, I will still continue my Biscornu stitching and I am going to make a few strawberry emery type of finishing as well.

Vikki Clayton Silk and My aunt attic freebie:

Vikki Clay silk and a biscornu:

Perlin Tezer Rose freebie with DMC threads:

Ribbon Rose Strawberry Emery, I just use various ribbons and beads, pins: