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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

Monday, April 28, 2008

Thank you so much for the Purchases

Thank you each of you that have made my first set of designs such a big success. I have received so many nice emails and orders from stitchers that I have never known who visit my blog on a regular basis. I have purchases from mostly in the United States, and orders from England, Australia, France and Netherland.

I have started a new blog on just Little Stitches designs and products that I carry. It has more pictures and more info. As I carry more products and have more designs, the new blog will provide all the info. Purchases can be made by emailing me at I am working on the web site and will post a link when it is set up.

Please take a look:

Thank you so much for visiting my blog. Have a wonderful week.

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.


Little Stitches Valdani 6 strands overdyed Floss

Valdani is a Canadian company that manufactures quilting threads and overdyed floss in Romania. The overdyed floss that I am carrying are 6 strands 10 yard, colorfast and they are very pretty. My every day low price is $2.20 (Regular price is $2.50). These are great value, most of the overdyed floss is selling $2.00 for only 5 yard. If you have any specific colors that you like to special order, please email me at I will be adding new colors on a regualr basis.

You can view the colors at their web site or email me if you need pictures of the threads:

These are the selective colors that I have:

M1 Strawberry Cream
M18 Iris Petals
M43 Vibrant Reds
M77 Red Navy
M78 Copper Leaf
O503 Garnets
O505 Toffee
O506 Cinnamon Swirl
O507 Rich Wine
O510 Terracotta Twist
O521 Mulberry Grape
O522 Raspberry
O5320 Shaded Brick
O533 Golden Autumn
O547 Burnt Chocolate
O567 Granny Sweater
P1 Old Brick
P2 Olive Green
P6 Rusted Orange
P7 Withered Blue
V15 Algae
V3122 Victorian Mauves
V60 Pink and Purples
Since these threads are new to most of us, I have stitched a few pieces to show you the beautiful colors:

Valdani M43 Vibrant Red, the pattern is one of the Wichelt imports freebie:

P1 Old Brick, the pattern is from Goode Huswife, the yellow/brown bird is a DMC thread, the rest is stitched with Old Brick, one of the birds was stitched on Vibrant Red. I love this color.

This is a biscornu design stitched with M78 Cooper Leaf and O510 Terracotta Twisted:

Here are some pictures of the threads that I have:


Little Stitches ThreadworX (previously Needle Necessities)

I carry selective colors of the ThreadworX. They are 20yard 6 strand 100% Egptian cotton. They are the new company that took over the Needle Necessities. They are very nice people to deal with and the threads are very pretty. My regular low price is $3.25 (regular price is $3.40). You can email me and special order any colors that you like.

You can view the colors on ThreadworX web site:

Here are the colors that I carry:

1002 Roxy
1005 Cherries
1038 Cherry Cola
1041 Dust To Dust
1042 Desert Sunset
1043 Fantasy Islan
1070 Rocky Mountain
1081 Shortcake
1084 Black Forest
1089 Bleeding Hearts
1096 Renaissance
1148 Romanian Forest
1149 Rainbow Fairy
1150 Funky Lilac
1152 Very Berry
10051 Wine Castle
10342 Earth stones
10351 Rustic Brown
11011 Hydrangea


Little Stitches Fabric Evenweave and Linen

These are only selective fabric that I carry. I will add more every two to three week. All the fabric are 20% off of the suggested retailed price and it is my regular daily price. Special order are welcome with any fabric carried by and you can email me at

Jobelan.... 28 counts Ivory , Lugana Cream 25 counts

- 18 X 27 (1/4 yard) $ 8.00
- 27 X 36 (1/2 yard) $16.00
- 36 X 55 (full yard) $32.00

Cashel (cream, 28 counts)
Wichelt linen (Antique Tan 28 counts)
Wichelt linen (Lambool 28 counts)

- 18 X 27 (1/4 yard) $12.50
- 27 X36 (1/2 yard) $25.00
- 36 X 55 (full yard) $50.00