Friday, 1 February 2013

January with a NSFW tail...


Perhaps not the biggest list of makes for a month, but for me... I'm pretty pleased!  The blocks were the most fun, I was getting quite carried away. 

Other than that I've been stitching...  


Leanne of She Can Quilt is one of my favourite bloggers.  Having met her in London I can say she is such a lovely, calming, straight forward person - all around us was chaos and an absolute racket of noise, but chatting to Leanne was just so lovely all of that just faded away.  I enjoy reading Leanne's blog too, as her work is just awesome.  Her improv and her work with solids especially inspire me.  And I'm Scottish, saying something "inspires me" still makes me feel uncomfortable...  Ach, she's no bad.  Phew that's better.  Anyway...  Leanne said she was making a wall hanging with ways to say NO.  I asked if I could contribute a Scottish one.  She seemed keen...  (she hasn't seen it yet!!!)  Now the Scottish No is either no, naw, or nut.  So I elaborated a little and did the equivalent of "no way".    Its sweary.  Of course.   










I chose a flowing font and chose to do it in white because I didn't want this to look harsh.  I am not speaking for everyone in Scotland obviously, but in my opinion we / some of us / I swear quite a lot, and a lot of the time it is not actually said in any kind of harsh tone.  For instance, this would be more commonly used in situations where the implications of this response lie more along the lines of "No, not likely, and you're a little bit cheeky to ask".  I was going to do one that said "no on yer nellie" which is the same thing more or less, but apparently "not on your nelly" could be Scottish or Cockney!   Ah'm no havin that.

Looking at it on the photo I'm disappointed in the doodles... I had some super sweet pastel colours so I thought a little bit of doodling round the edges would be fun.  I did draw it out first, and in marker they looked enough.  However they seem to be disappearing and look a bit like an afterthought, which they were not....  Oh well, Leanne, feel free to ditch it!!

I certainly enjoyed it.  I'm working on another already.  In fact, I'm gathering quite the list of profanities and inanities...  Really, I'm surprised how easily they come to me......



Lily's Quilts

It's not often I manage to get a post done on the first of the month so I'm pleased I get the chance to link up to Lily's Quilts Fresh Sewing Day.  Have a look there yourself!

33 comments:

  1. Well, I totally love the embroidery! When it is pieced it there won't be so large and edge and the doodles will not fade away, they are wonderful too. I am a blushing about all the nice things you said. You too are no bad, and I am glad you are my friend.

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  2. You are being too critical! The doodles are v. cute and add a nice bit of whimsy to your profanity. Adorable!! =)

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  3. Great! Love the golden frame too

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  4. I think you had a very good January and love the block you did for Leanne. I have to get on with the one I promised. Any suggestions of what I should do?

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  5. What a lot of blocks you made!!! You were having your v.own block party I see! And your stitching is totally awesome (even when you're being naughty!). Jxo

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  6. Ha - that is one way to say it! I love that giant star!

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  7. Bua-ha-ha!!! Very you, wee dude. That's a compliment seeing as I'm a little sweary, too. Hope it doesn't make you uncomfortable. *g* If it makes you feel better, I find Leanne inspiring, too!

    P.S. I think my favourite "no" would be "away an' bile yer heid!"

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  8. Hahahahaha! Love it! I'm a Scot two generations removed from the Old Sod (read: Canadian) but I do so enjoy the colour(ful language) of my heritage!

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  9. Ha, ha, very funny, I love it, it really made me smile! : ) And great amkes for January.

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  10. You have made lots of blocks. I second your comments about Leanne. Your 'no' is very naughty! Di x

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  11. The doodles are great because they are ironic in their pastel sweetness next to the words *ahem*. Totally agree about Leanne - I sadly have never met her but she is one of my favourite bloggers too and so ridiculously talented and at the same time so modest and she is so kind and thoughtful. I love your wall hanging Sarah. Great job.

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  12. You've had a fabulous month! Love Leanne, Love your block!

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  13. 'Not on your nelly' could be Cockney? Never! (Not bloody likely! Which is about as sweary as I get, unless I'm really riled!) I might have to stop using it ;o) I love your block and your embroidery and I completely agree with Leanne.

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  14. Oh you stitch a pretty swear word, and a lot of other lovely things xxx

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  15. Well you know I think swear words should have a chance to feel beautiful ;o) Your blocks are looking lovely!

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  16. Great makes for the month, but loving your block contribution :oD

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  17. Love the cute swear words! My favorite kind!

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  18. Oh, so the Scottish swear a lot, do they? I thought it was just Aussie's, particularly farmers and their offspring (me)! Interestingly, my heritage is Scottish, and not that distantly, so mebbe I sha gor visit? Ach, it costs too much. Now that's the the stereotype of the Scottish we're brought up with over here! Tight as fishes bumholes with money.

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  19. I'll have to remember that the next time I want to say no. You have such a way of always making me laugh.

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  20. Lovely to see a ll the makes together. I'm rubbish at saying no: my head can do it, but my mouth says yes!

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  21. love it. It says it all and so much more ;)

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  22. Your blocks are brill', I especially like the one that looks like a Union Jack. As for your embroidery, it made me giggle.

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  23. I love this - and yes, not on your Nellie is cockney as well!

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  24. This is on a par with Chawne's give a fuck quilt blocks. Love it.

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  25. Too funny. My sister-in-law is from some (unpronounceable) place in Scotland. Sorry,I'm english! and "I canna understand 'er" Anyways, I can hear her saying that now (to my brother!!!)

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  26. lol :) I'm so glad you left poor nelly alone ;) Your stitchery as usual is gorgeous!

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  27. my favorite swear is mother fucker. it can be used in any situation! seriously, try it out!

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