Monday, 7 July 2014

Is This Goodbye?

Photo by Marc

Ada was supposed to leave Malaysia in March but she never made it to her next destination. I've been sending messages to her host for months and all of them went unanswered. But Facebook tells me she's still alive and fine. Just ignoring my messages. As you all know, this is a collective experiment and it's all about trusting people you don't know. And for the first time since we got started in 2008, it looks like someone let us down. I don't know where Ada is. And we're now in July. And I don't think Ada's going to show up eventually.

Is this goodbye? 
Time to move on and find a new project? Or time to reinvent this project?

Clonette dolls have grown more and more popular over the years and I've featured many of Ada's sisters before. Right now, I'm a bit heartbroken but I do have other Clonette dolls, should I use them instead? Chapter Two: a new colour instead of Ada's emblematic red?

Once again, this is a collective experiment: I would love to hear what you guys think. Comment below or get in touch

From Oslo with love,


  1. Oh no! That breaks my heart a little.

  2. Oh my, I can't believe this. How sad. I hope she's not really lost. I would love to welcome her again here in Rio.

  3. It is indeed amazing that Ada had been travelling since 2008 without problems. I don't want to sound cynical - I am not - but in the past I took part in two cross-stitch round robins and one of them failed because the circle was broken and people stopped answering emails. Moreover, sometimes the problem might be related to postal malfunctions.
    Anyway, since the project has worked out fine since now and you have other Clonette dolls, you may simply go on with one of those, though in a different colour. Let's call it Ada 2.0 XD

  4. Ada left the written road to take her merry way .... I'd say, time for a new project?

  5. This blows! :( Hmm but I think moving on is they way to go. You never know, a new colour might take you to new ideas? Since different colours affect people differently :>

  6. Oh Gosh I would be so heartbroken….I think several of the suggestions are really good. Maybe you could have one of her sisters carry on until Ada finds her way home. I can see her on quite an adventure in the meantime - Please don't give up looking for her - TiGGy will be sending Powerful Fairy Dusties to Help her find her way home!
    Love, TiGGy

  7. Please continue your project with one of Ada's sisters.
    I can't believe somebody decided to steal Ada; how unfair!