Tuesday, 3 May 2011

I was trying to make this

For anyone wondering what I'm talking about, I asked in yesterday's post what everyone thought I'd made in this block.  Your answers had me laughing so hard I had tears running down my cheeks and my son Tom thought you'd all upset me!  

What have I made?

So what did I make?  Well, in this month in Ringo Pie (a horribly difficult online bee I foolishly agreed to sign up to last summer), we were asked by Ayumi to make a block relating to post and delivery of packages and parcels.  I had in mind a selection of envelopes lined with Liberty fabrics but before I got started, Ayumi, whose month it is, posted this block which blew the idea I had in my head right out of the water.  

My block ~ Ringo Pie Bee

So I decided to have a re-think and liked the idea of making an English letter box because our letter boxes are so pretty - I googled "vintage letter box" and this one came up which got me started.  I was going to make it all in different reds but then it occurred to me it might be cute in Liberty fabrics so I foolishly spent hours and hours fussing about with teensy little pieces of freezer paper and snippets of Liberty fabrics, ripping more seams than I care to remember.  Every single month I vow to leave this bee.  It is both my favourite bee and my least favourite bee - my favourite because the challenge is always there and my least favourite because I just can't get the ideas that are in my head into a block.  This month I thought I was doing OK until Nigel identified the block as a penis which makes me think that adding the little bit coming out of the top of the letter box in the picture below might not be such a good idea after all.  

24 comments:

  1. OMG! Hillarious! Thank you for making me smile today.

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  2. The comments you got were so funny, can't wait to see what your next project is LOL.

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  3. Maybe you could do a tiny white plaque with LETTERS on it like in the picture...but it is good for a laugh!

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  4. yep no description needed really!

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  5. ha ha ha Lynne you're too funny girl!
    Don't leave the bee you're all so crazy talented I love watching all the amazing blocks you make.

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  6. I think it is such a cute block and I knew right away it was a post box. But you know post boxes are really phallus-like (wasn't it Trollope who designed them originally? Maybe he had too much of something on his mind...).
    I actually think if you put the pointy bit on top it will look less like a penis (less like any penis I have seen anyway!).

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  7. I think it's absolutely stunning ... your fussy cutting was bang on. It would have been a beautiful penis but it is an even more stunning postbox ...

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  8. *snigger* Sorry, it really IS a beautiful piece of piecing. But all I see is a penis, now. It will totally be obvious as a post box once it's in context but you totes need to make a willie quilt. *grins* That would be.....stellar.

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  9. Hey, even this Aussie recognised your post box! (Although maybe I was just too polite to call it a penis!) Don't leave the bee- we need all the laughs you give us!

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  10. I love your dream that postboxes should be like this! Maybe you should send them your update version and they could cover them in Liberty - wouldn't last long against me and my scissors though!

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  11. I can definitely see a post box now! Thanks for clearing that up! Can't wait to see next month's (not even going to go there!). Jxo

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  12. Dang, both these posts had me peeing my pants. I can't not see man parts now, no matter what you say.

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  13. I agree with Patchwork and Play...don't leave the bee...lol. I have to say; after seeing your real post box...it looks exactly like it...I just didn't know what it looked like....and still likeing the penis....it was so much fun reading everyones comment....good laugh

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  14. You did what you had to do! The results are exactly on cue:) Good job!

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  15. If there was a contest for best post of the week, for me, You would win! I was dying from laughter. I thought it was a clock :) Well, your vintage letter box is perfect!!

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  16. Inquiring minds would like to also know the other idea as well. :-) I can totally relate to the sentiments of your bee blocks. Love them and hate them all in the same breath for the same reasons.

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  17. If you added that little addition to the top, it would look like a sperm extractor. *L*

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  18. Exactly what Sequana said.....

    Too funny!

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  19. Ringo Pie is the bee I most wish I was in, and also the bee I'm most glad I'm not in. I get it!

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  20. oh my! i had no idea that anyone would ever consider leaving the ringo pie bee. i want so deeply to be in a bee like that. and your creations are a big part of that feeling. your post box is fantastic. it isn't your fault that the original box designer had penis on the mind.

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  21. Lynne, I just wanted to say thank you again for your hard work to whip up this fabulous block for me. I had your letter box picture on my computer while I was cooking dinner the other day. When I saw it from the kitchen (a bit far from where my laptop is), I realized you really carefully picked colors to have a 3D effect! That's just so artistic! Love this block in every way!

    Ringo Pie bee is challenging. My hands are shaking and I hear my heart beating real fast as I click on 'publish' to post pictures on flickr, but it is the bee I am so glad I am in. Look at this amazing letter box you made for me! I can't imagine getting this lucky in other bees, so please don't consider leaving the bee. You are absolutely inspiring to all of us!

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