Monday, April 30, 2012

Another!

I've stumbled and stitched my way into that short period of time each year when all of my WIP's are suddenly finished. So don't think I've been stitching like a mad woman, but more like picking something up and realizing, "Hey...this is almost done!"

Last night I finished ABCD, by La D Da. The original version is black. My version is blue (Belle Soie Mer Blue, to be exact). And I've seen some awesome reds. It's also been my first attempt with 40 ct linen and I have just one word. LOVE. I used 40ct. Examplar linen and it was fabulous.



Stitching this was WAY too much fun.

My personalization:


So, some of you are fans of The Killing, too?  Dave is out of town for a few days, so I DVR'd last night's episode.  I'll wait to watch it with him, so you may not even whisper about it in front of me. 

In the meantime, I've downloaded this photo.  There's no doubt about it.  Move over Justin Timberlake, Joel Kinnaman is my new boyfriend.  My heart just goes pitty pat....


29 comments:

  1. Wow! You are really on a roll and I love that shade of blue so much more than if it had been done in black. I love 40ct., too--stitching with one thread is so much quicker (and easier on your pocketbook, too!).

    I've never heard of The Killing. Is it about, um, killing?

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  2. Love this version in Blue.... very pretty. 40 ct is very addicting so hope you are fully stocked!

    happy stitching...

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  4. So pretty... love this pattern!! I have yet to stitch on 40ct... but I have started stitching with silks recently and really like just using the one strand :^)

    Have never watched The Killing, but hubby and I are huge Dexter fans... would this be something we'd like too??

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  5. Congratualtions on a great finish. I've got this one on my wip basket as well. You've inspired me to pick it up and finish. ;-)

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  6. Sooooo pretty! I love the colors!

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  7. Liking your finish of La-D-Da's ABCD. I did it in the fall. It was a fun stitch.

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  8. Your Finish is just beautiful...I love the colors on your finish. I found your Blog through Edgar's Blog.

    I too have a Blog and I would love for you to be a follower of mine.

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  9. Don't you just love the color of that blue silk! Beautiful finish. I admire you to be able to work on 40ct. Wish I could!
    BTW, I just finished my Older but Better piece! WOo Hoo! I'll be sending you pictures once I get a good snap.

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  10. What a pretty version of La-D-Da's "ABC" - I'm a blue girl, so it spoke to me! Well done!

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  11. Love your finished project! I haven't been brave enough to try a 40ct anything yet! Nice choice of boyfriend!! I agree move over JT..there's a new man in town :)

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  12. This is such a great choice of fabric and color! I have seen (and stitched) this one in so many colors ~ it's fun to see how the color/fabric can change the entire feel of the piece.

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  13. Congrats on another finish. It turned out great. I wish I could work on smaller count fabric, but I only stitch on 14ct.

    Linda

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  14. love the blues-great job!
    -Jen

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  15. Oh, I just love that ABCD. The blue you picked is beautiful.

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  16. What a lovely shade of blue you've picked. This looks great, as does Peace in your previous post.

    "Another" new boyfriend, Lee? ;-) I can see why!

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  17. Such a pretty alphabet! I wanna be just like you and get into a finishing mode. If only.

    I'm a big fan of The Killing, so enjoy when you can. No one I know in real life watches, so there's no one here to talk about it with. :o I must get some poor, unsuspecting soul hooked.

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  18. What is good about stitching on 40 count, is it the one strand thing - I've never been brave enough to try it.

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  19. Congratulations on the finish!
    Love the Killing too. I have to catch up, I am a few episodes behind :(

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  20. Beautiful finish in a great color! I love the look of 40 count, I just don't love working on it.

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  21. Great color. I love 40ct, too. What is the stitched size of your finish? I love The Killing, too, but can you believe I didn't even recognize the pic until I read who he is. Dang! He cleans up good!

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  22. Love the new finish in blue! and on 40 ct too! Can't wait to try 40 soon too. I don't watch that show, but he seems quite nice, although better than JT? maybe I have to see him in action! LOL Enjoy your day!

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  23. Beautiful finish. Love your choice of blue. Keep up the finishing!

    Pam

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  24. A gorgeous finish! Love that blue.

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  25. Luv your beautiful blue ABCD. Nice choice. And, yes, forty count rocks! Also stitching with one strand...the best!

    Happy stitching.

    Bobbi

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  26. gorgeous blue.
    gorgeous man.
    thanks for sharing them both.

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  27. That blue is GORGEOUS. It's one of the Belle Soie silks I admire all the time and think about using. I'm going to have to bite the bullet and find a pattern to do.

    My husband is stitching his second Quaker piece on 40 ct. charcoal linen. He's really enjoying it, but I put my 40 ct. piece aside - it was driving me crazy.

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