Cross Stitch and Embroidery Needlework by Rita

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Cross Stitch and Embroidery Needlework by Rita

49 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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In the Beginning...BitterSweet Needle Arts

I have been stitching for a little over 25 years. My very patient Mom, Betty, taught me to stitch, and while I will always think she is the true artist, I dearly love to stitch. Mom and I would get together, at her house, every Saturday, rain or shine, to visit and stitch and we would make a day of it! She would always make a special treat for us to share. Sometimes it was my favorite sugar cookies, her delicious rhubarb pie or maybe fresh raspberries Dad had just picked. I treasure each and every one of those visits.

We did craft shows for many years. The shows would be a lot of work but we would have so many laughs together that the time would pass quickly and the hard work soon forgotten with plans being made for the next show. I would like to share one incident that we knew we would never forget. We were on our drive home from an October show and it was very dark. As we came over the hill we saw a man painting his house using a spotlight at ten o'clock at night! I'm not sure if we were just so tired from working all day, but that sight sent us into hysterics. We had countless stories that we enjoyed over and over again.

Mom passed away several years ago and I just was not able to pick up a needle for a very very long time. I tried several times but just couldn't stick with it. And day... I just knew I had to stitch again and BitterSweet Needle Arts was born. It is truly "bittersweet" every time I pick up my needle and start a new project. Mom would have loved Etsy and working together on projects. I like to think she is watching over me, I mean how else would I be able to get out that impossible knot!

So welcome to my shop. I hope you enjoy the different ornaments, pillows and pinkeeps I have made. Each tiny stitch is done by hand. I hope you find a piece to treasure because I certainly enjoyed stitching it for you.


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  • Rita

    Mother, Grammy, Owner, Creator, Stitcher

    I take great care in stitching the tiny stitches to create the finished design and to complete each project in a professional way. It is a joy and an honor to create a keepsake you will enjoy for many years to come.

  • Betty

    Teacher, Inspiration, Mom

    I wanted to share a picture of my Mom with you. She taught me how to cross stitch and is my inspiration.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 24, 2013
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Every item has been stitched by hand with great care. Please note that while items may look similar no two will be exactly alike. I have been cross stitching and making primitive pillows for just over twenty five years. I am so happy you have chosen to spend some time looking at my creations. I hope you find something that touches your heart or simply makes you smile.

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I accept PayPal at this time and expect payment within 3 days of purchase. I also accept direct check out. Thank you.
Shipments are made within 48 hours, usually sooner, of cleared payment. All items are carefully wrapped and packaged in new boxes to protect items during shipping**. I try to combine shipping whenever possible. Shipping to US residents will be through USPS. If two items are purchased and fit in one box there will be no shipping charge for the second item and a PayPal shipping refund will be issued. If you would like to add tracking or insurance to your item please send me a convo prior to purchase and I will add the additional fees. Thank you

** Due to the size of some items a new box may not always be available and a recycled box or new envelope will be used. Please be assured all items are packaged for their safe arrival.
Refunds and Exchanges
I am very convo friendly. Please feel free to ask any questions prior to a purchase. I do not accept returns.
Additional policies and FAQs
FAQs - All work is completed in a smoke-free and pet friendly environment.