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Monday, July 26, 2010

Bah, Humbug!


Due to various and sundry reasons I'm currently a very crabby, unpleasant, confrontational, and lazy person to be around. Ironically while suffering from all this and making everyone around me suffer even more, I stitched up The Drawn Thread freebie All You Need is Love. Except for the Rhodes stitch (and Satin stitch), I'd never done any of the specialty ones, but the instructions are excellent and it was very easy!



The design calls for Gloriana silks which I've never seen in person, so I went with my trusty DMC. I wanted the hearts in shades of pink but ended up with more reds and purples. My favourite stitch is the Sprat Heart Stitch which is the one in the "V".

Start date: July 22 ,2010
Finish date: July 23, 2010
Fabric: 28 ct white lugana
Total time: 5 hours

My pinkeeps to date:



Edited to id: Bunnicula the Vampire Bunny is a giveaway win from Missy, the squirrel is a gift from a now out of touch friend, the hardanger is from my lazy puttering and the "S" is from the SALexandre hosted by Anne.

27 comments:

Deborah said...

You may be cranky but your work is lovely.

Missy Ann said...

That turned out fabulous! And wow, who is that I see? He's mixing with some pretty classy company there. :)

Edit said...

This is absolutely lovely! :) Just like the other pinkeeps you have!

nima said...

wow...lovely pinkeeps

Ineke said...

Beautiful pinkeeps! You did the specialty stitches very well.

Zeb said...

You're grumpy but cute :)
Beautiful work and love the pinkeeps!

KarenV said...

That turned out beautifully! Hope the grumps go away soon.

Vinniey said...

Beautiful finishing! It's so lovely and looks so sweet. Well done.

Giovanna said...

Congrats on the lovely pinkeep - beautifully stitched!

Hazel said...

Love your pinkeep and the colours you chose. Hey, I'm crabby too. Want to join my club lol?

Annie said...

Gorgeous piece. I love our whole collection. Hope a beautiful finish like that improves your mood!

Cindy's Stitching said...

What a pretty piece. If you feel like a lemon make lemonade. Love the colors.

natalyK said...

Love the drawn thread pinkeep. If anything will cheer you up its stitching.

Pumpkin said...

Well done Blu :o) A finish is supposed to make you happy though!

Kttycat said...

It looks wonderful!

Silverlotus said...

That turned out very pretty. And I think we are all allowed to be crabby once in a while. I certainly am. :)

natalie said...

I'm cranky right now, too, because it is friggin' sweltering here, and my kids REALLLLY need to go back to school already! Love 'em, but seen a little too much of one another lately, and they are cranky as well. Grrr.

But stitching is good! Your pin keep is lovely. :) I will vouch for Gloriana. It is heavenly.

Myra said...

Sorry to hear you are out of sorts Blu. We all get that way sometimes. I love your new finish - the colors are wonderful.

Elaine said...

That is just soooo pretty Blu!

Jules said...

Very cute pinkeep!! And lovely collection as well.

Rachel S said...

Love the pinkeeps! Who is the vampire bunny by? And the squirrels?

Isa said...

Te ha quedado muy delicado el detalle
Isa

claire93 said...

that's a lovely collection of pinkeeps you have there. And many thanks for the Drawn Thread link - some gorgeous charts!

Meari said...

Beautiful finish. I've always wanted to do that one. All your pinkeeps look nice.

Lynn said...

Nicely done! I've not done too many specialty stitches myself. I'm always afraid I'll screw them up. You're giving me some incentive to try again.

Stephanie (Joie de Bayou) said...

What pretty pinkeeps.

Love Bunnicula!

Mare said...

A wonderful new finish! I also loved seeing your collections.