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Friday, March 5, 2010

Keeping Kleenex in business


So I had another finish yesterday:



Start date February 18, 2010
Finish date March 04, 2010
Total time 42.5 hours
Fabric 28ct antique white Jubilee

If your reaction is "I don't remember seeing pictures of this..." you're right. This is the first I've mentioned it. And I really can't think of any excuse.

Post Valentine, I was surfing and came across this couple by Soda. And there are books! And they're reading. (OK, he is and she's been bored to sleep) I had to!

Getting the fabric was an investigation worthy of Poirot himself! I wanted it on the same fabric as the last one and I thought it was lugana. It wasn't. After begging my LNS to help me, and getting some looks of pity we figured out it's Jubilee.

I've decided that I like Jubilee. Sadly it doesn't come in 32 ct, which is what I use most. Oh well. 32ct shall remain Lugana, or the occasional Jobelan.

A before backstitch picture:

I like Soda patterns because even though the colour changes aren't at all gradual, the finish looks adorable and cartoony.

As for the topic: I'm sick. Horribly, horribly sick. I've been hacking up a lung and sneezing my way through boxes of Kleenex. Not fun :(
Hasn't stopped me from stitching Cirque des Cercles, but I'm sure that it's now a bioweapon.

In nicer news, the weather is heading into the positives next week! Well, there will be slush, but I'm trying to focus on the positive.

32 comments:

Josie said...

That's a really cute design.

Annie said...

That's an adorable piece. Looks like you can buy and download directly from that site, but I couldn't figure out how. Anyway, this is a cutie.

Hope you can rest up and feel better for the weekend.

Lindsay said...

Lovely finish.

Feel better soon

Missy Ann said...

You poor thing! I'm feeling a little bit of your pain - I've got some allergy thing going and it's revolting. lol

Love the Soda!!! That is so awesome, the style is fantastic.

penelopis said...

Hello...and thank you so much for your wonderful comments on my blog.
I love your works and I will wait for next. I saw Winter Queen... she is absolutely gorgeous!!!
I hope you will feel better every day. Take care...Ania

Cole said...

Cute, cute finish!! I hope you feel better soon :)

nima said...

wow...that looks awesome...

the thought of backstitch always make me sick...but when i start and i see it is giving life to the pattern...no looking back for me...i have to finish it...then i'll say i love back stitch..

hope you feel better...i was in the same situation last 2 weeks...just passed it to my DH now...

Carol said...

How cute is that!! I've never seen that pattern before...

Hope your cold passes quickly--seems like the whole world has a cold right now!

Kttycat said...

I just love these Soda patterns! It looks great Blu!

Ranae said...

Very cool finish.
Get well soon.

Edit said...

This looks so cute!!! I like it a lot!
And I hope you get better soon!

Elaine said...

That is really cute Blu! Sorry you are feeling poorly, hope you are better soon.

Pumpkin said...

That is so sweet! I've never heard of her patterns before. Congrats on the finish :o)

Hopefully you will feel better soon!

KarenV said...

Nice finish, the backstitch really makes it pop. Hope you feel better soon - my DH is full of cold and has been going through boxes of tissues too!

Vinniey said...

Very nice! It looks so different after the backstitch! I hope you will getting well soon! :)

Berit said...

I also like it without the backstitch, too, lol! Reminds me of a watercolour! Gosh, I really like these even though I normally *hate* cutesy stuff. Well...no. I DO like cute things; I think I'm just picky--or that's what Dear Marc always says! ;D

AnnMcD said...

I love all the patterns I have ever seen of people reading! This is a new one to me and I love it too. You did a great job.

Lonneke said...

Too cute! What a difference the back stitching makes.
Congrats on your finish.

I hope you will feel better soon.

Giovanna said...

What a cute finish, congratulations!

Mylene said...

That is such a lovely finish.

Hope you feel much better by now.

Angela said...

What a super cute finish :) Hope you are feeling better soon!

Kathy A. said...

Oh what a wonderful stitch. I have never seen this work before so it is something new.
I hope that you are feeling better soon and can put that Kleenex box away.

Siobhan said...

That's cute! I've never seen that designer before. Hope you're feeling better soon!

Michelle said...

Cute finish! Hope you feel better soon - I had a bad cold last week (during a heat wave!), but fortunately I wasn't that much of a biohazard :)

Glad to hear your weather is heading upwards - I can't wait for our winter on this side!

Bonnie Brown said...

Great finish... very cute!
I myself have gone through at least a few boxes of tissues in the past few weeks. Finally went to dr yesturday, so hopefully meds will work.
BTW, thanks for commenting on my finish

Kristen said...

Feel better soon! This season has been the worst for us too! This is a cute finish!!

♥ Nia said...

Your work is really cute =) I'm a Soda fan too :)
Hope you get well soon!!

katica said...

Lovely finish! I've never seen those patterns before, and will definitely have to check them out!

Hope you feel better soon. I'm in the same boat as you, but not so much kleenex (yet) the coughing and feeling horrible yes...

Lynn said...

This is a really cute finish! I've not heard of the designer before either. Thanks for the introduction.
Hope you're feeling much better soon. There is nothing like a good old head cold to make a girl miserable.

Robin said...

Just happened on your blog. I love the whimsy of the finish. Very clever to photo before the backstitching. I've always loved the backstitch part since it makes everything POP!

Robin
http://stitchingwitch.blogspot.com/

Janaina said...

I just A*D*O*R*E SODA designs!!!! Too bad I only did one my whole life... =/
Hope you are feeling better ...
Big hug!

Isabella Morais said...

I love Soda patterns