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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

Saturday, September 22, 2012

A few updates on buttons, charts, gadgets and Kelmscott scissors

A few new things here and there for a update...
I add a lot of new buttons. You can tell Christmas is coming very soon.

I have added 2 new gadgets:

The first one is Thread Zap:

Trims, burns, or melts thread with one touch. No more frayed ends. Tip heats instantly with the push of a button. Extra-fine tip allows for precision application. Ideal for finishing beadweaving & stringing projects. Battery-operated.

Red Buzz for computer and sewing machine. It is very neat. Let take a closer picture to see how it works. One part you can clean your computer screen with and the brush will clean your computer key board and sewing machine. I love it. It is only $5.00.

2 new sewing patterns: "Annie Unrein On the Go" and "Hot Who! Hot Pads by Susie Shore Design"

New 2012 Gingher Emily scissors was shipped to me yesterday, shipping date will be Thursday/Friday, September 27. Please take advantage of the sale price.

-Gingher Emily 4 inch scissors regular $40, sale price $35.95 -Gingher Emily 5 inch scissors regular $45, sale price $41.95

US shipping for each scissors is under $3.50.

Lots of new charts, threads have arrived. They are all on sale:

- Blackbird Merry Christmas $9.00, Sale price is $7.50 - Blackbird Summer's last Rose $16.00, sale price is $12.95 - Jeannett Douglas Christmas Sampler $25.00, sale price is 20.95 - Jeannett Douglas Christmas quaker pincushion $14.00, sale price is $11.75 - Jeannett Douglas Pumpkin Quaker Pincushion $14.00, sale price is $11.75 - all the new threads are on sale as well..

THe new Kelmscott scissors are here:
- Kelmscott Vineyard scissors Primitive - Kelmscott Vineyard scissors Gold - Kelmscott Swordfish scissors Primitive - Kelmscott Swordfish scissors Silver

Friday, September 14, 2012

September New charts and threads updates

These are the new charts added on the web site:

-Blackbird Summer's Last Rose - Blackbird Merry Christmas

-JBW ABCs and christmas trees:

Jeannette Douglas "Christmas Sampler", "Christmas quaker pincushion", and "Halloween quaker pincushion".

Victoria Sampler "Sturbridge Box":

3 new charts for Little House Needleworks:

- September 2012 Country Christmas Ornament - Winter Plaids (This is my favorite) - My Sheep

New Country Cottage Needleworks are "November Cottage" and "Be Thankful":

2012 Baltimore Weeks Dye Works new colors are Cornsilk, Clockwork, Pamlico, Battership:

2012 Baltimore new Gentle Art threads are Chocolate Delight Limited Edition Bag, 3 new colors are Old Covered Bridge, Island Blue and Pecan.(estimate shipping date is September 20).

Saturday, September 08, 2012

New scissors, overview of Bohin Products, pictures of new 2012 Just Cross Stitch Ornament Issue

I got a few new scissors, the red one is from Premax(Italy) and the other 3 are from Bohin(France):

I do carry a lot of Bohin France products, let give you a overview of what I have on my web site:

Bohin Mechanical Pencil and Chalk Pencil are highly recommended by quilting designers.

Bohin Mechanical Pencil and refills (grey, white, yellow, green).

Bohin Chalk Pencil kit comes in white or assorted chalks and refills.

Bohin Embroidary Scissors, I do carry a variety of them including blunt tips and 2 1/2 petite scissors:

Bohin is known for their exceptional needles in the sewing and embroidary area. They are highly recommended by designers and instructors. Exceptional polish for smooth glide through fabric. Fine point to minimize holes. Eye polished with a unique process to minimize breaking thread. Maximum strength, minimum bending. I have added a variety of bohin needles in the past 2 months. I carry bulk bohin needles as well.

Bohin Milliners needles sizes 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and variety packs. Milliners needles are also known as "Straw" needles. They are mainly used for bullion knots or Brazilian embroidery stitches. Milliners needles are extra long with a round eye and a sharp point. They eye of a milliners needle is no wider than the shaft, allowing for easy manipulation of bullion wraps. They are also best used for off-loom beadwork, loomed beadwork, and bead embroidery.

Bohin Applique Needles size 9, 10, 11, 12:

Bohin Beading Needles sizes 9, 10, 12, assorted packs and bulk beading needles:

Bohin Between/quilting needles size 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12, variety and curved. Betweens/quilting needles are short in length, betweens have a small, round eye and a sharp point.

Bohin Chenille needle sizes 18, 22, 24, variety packs and bulk. Chenille needles are of medium length with a long, oval eye and a sharp point. They are excellent for working with thicker threads, silk ribbon and embroidary.

Bohin Crewel needle sizes 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10 and assorted. Crewel needles are of medium length with a long, oval eye and a sharp point.They are identical in length and thickness to Sharps but have a longer eye for easier threading with thicker embroidery threads.These are ideal for nearly all surface embroidery and smocking.

Bohin Doll making needles assorted and darners needles:

Bohin Tapestry needles size 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, assorted packs and bulk. Tapestry needles have a blunt, rounded tip.They are used for needlepoint, hardanger, blackwork or cross stitch on evenweave fabrics and linen.

Bohin Sewing needles, 7 different types.

Bohin sharp needles sizes 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and variety packs. Sharps needles are a general purpose hand sewing needle. They have a round eye, a sharp point.

Bohin discovery and variety packs needles(mixture of variety needles, darners, bohin Sashiko needles, doll making, Milliners, curve, crewel, sharps, tapestry, chenille and so on...)

Bohin Bulk Needles that I offer are as follows:

- Tapestry needle sizes 18, 20, 22, 24, 26 and 28
- Chenille needle sizes 18, 20, 22, 24
(chenille size 24 has the same length as tapestry 28)
- Long Beading needles size 10, 12, 13

The 2012 Just Cross Stitch Ornament Issues are here. There are 78 ornaments in this issue. I will be shipping all the prepaid orders tomorrow, Friday. Here are pictures of the ornaments:

You can purchase the magazine on the web site: