Those of you who have been following my exploits for a while will know that I’m a bit of a stickler for grammar. There was the tea towel, the t-shirt, and the rant about “whatever“. (Oh, yes, and the snarky cross-stitch for a friend.)
It probably shouldn’t come as much of a surprise to anyone, then, that abbreviated text-speak annoys me to no end. There might have been a case made for it, back when SMS messages were allotted only 160 characters, and you had to key “4-4-3-3-5-5-5-5-5-5-6-6-6” just to say “Hello”. (Remember that?) But with the proliferation of smart devices – or worse, when someone’s using a real computer and keyboard? That’s just lazy.
Despite my aversion to that “How R U?” kind of stuff, I found myself drawn to “C U L8R” from the “Cats Rule” line by Heritage Stitchcraft. For one thing, the cat looks a bit like mine; also, I figured it would make a great companion piece to “Whateva”, and by extension, a great birthday gift for my mom. I love Heritage Stitchcraft’s designs for their detail and nuance – and for the fact that each pattern comes with two sheets: one for cross-stitch and one for the backstitch – but oh, my, those squashed fractionals! Evenweave is a must with those guys.
Weekly progress shots are available on my Instagram feed, but I present to you now the finished piece in all its glory:
It’s particularly appropriate since I’m the one who taught her how to text – back when “4-4-3-3-5-5-5-5-5-5-6-6-6” ruled the airwaves.
Beside its companion piece, whose subject looks utterly disinterested in being Cn L8r.
As always, thanks for looking! 🙂