Thursday, July 22, 2010

Stitch Along with Stump: Still Sweet, Less Sticky... But is it Done?

And so, another project comes to an end. Sort of.

I have two issues with the completed work here:

1. I really should have used five strands of floss as called for in the directions. I shall ne'er doubt the ancient wisdom of Ondorisha again. The thicker strands would have really made it all pop even more on the black background and would have made it that much more wacky and over the top.

2. I really sort of love it. I love the colors and am glad I did it on the black background. It almost makes it look like some sort of stylized Japanese LED display. An ad for a candy shop in Blade Runner. (Yeah Brent...butch it up. Butch that candy shop cross stitch you did right the fuck up with a Blade Runner reference.) As I said before, my original plan was to stitch the Ondarisha pharmacy right next to it, but now I'm not sure. We'll see. Not everything has to be a joke, I guess.

There were times it was a huge pain in the ass to do. Lots of little color switches and whatnot. It was especially perturbing in the area with the long jars because I'll be damned sometimes if I could figure out the difference between two of those shades of pink or the subtle shading of white and the lightest blue possible. It probably would have been more pronounced if I had just FOLLOWED THE DAMNED DIRECTIONS. (Mother? Is that you?)

All in all, I really and fond of it. Again, not sure what to do with it.

And yes, everyone, I promise to iron it soon.

And for those of you who have been waiting for two weeks for the great mystery to end.... here is the part of the directions where it said TIT a lot, and here is how that are turned out.

Ha! Tit. Never not funny.


  1. Glad you like it.

    I am sort of charmed by it too, if I do say so myself.

    It looks smaller in the pictures than it is in real life.

  2. It really is great! Love it on the black! do you have an old fashioned "Mom and Pop" establishment around you? Some place that still sells nickle (notice I did not say penny) candy? Maybe you can find an inexpensive frame and give it to them for display on their counter? I know it sounds corny but we still have a few of those in Cleveland.

  3. Dear Cleveland Friend-

    There are a few of them around here as well. Unfortunately, I would for some reason feel a little child molester-y taking this into a store and offering it up as a display.

    I have no clue why.

    Maybe the next time I am in Cleveland...

  4. sounds like a plan. There is a wonderful candy stand at our West Side Market! I bet they would love it! Your piece really is that nice!

  5. Oh that really is a lovely piece and LOL @ your childmolester-y comment - made me chuckle!

    PS your TIT area is lovely ;)

  6. When I saw this, I totally thought of Blade Runner.