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Topic: Pedicabo ego vos et irrumabo: my first needlework (text NSFW)  (Read 8824 times)
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« on: January 27, 2010 01:25:57 AM »

Hey all! This is more than just my first needlework, this is my first post -- EVER!  I wanted to be able to bring something to the boards before I posted something!  I'm not usually very crafty, but I have met some very crafty friends and it's rekindled my love for it.

When I was a little girl, my mom taught me how to embroider and crosstitch. I'd all but forgotten about it until recently. So, I sat down last night and knocked out my first needlework in a long time.  Here are some photos:

Final project (with my felted octopus for size -- he's about the shape of my fist)


Closer:


ENHANCE!:


In progress:



The text is by Catullus, a Roman poet, from Carmen 16.  The translation is available on the Wikipedia page (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catullus_16), but I won't post it here because the text isn't safe for work. Unless you work at my office (hi guys!).

The gist of it is that Catullus is super choked that all of his poet buddies are making fun of his love poems, so he wrote in some detail about how he -- and his poems -- can still get it up.  So to speak.

Anyway, enjoy! I hope it inspires a rash of ironic lewd latin crosstitch!
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« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2010 01:30:35 AM »

OMG, I was a classics major so I knew EXACTLY what this was when I saw the title!  This makes me insanely happy!  Beautiful needlework, too!!!
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« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2010 01:41:04 AM »

Awesome Grin
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« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2010 02:55:59 AM »


This looks great! Bring on the lewd Latin!  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2010 03:41:07 AM »

That looks very good, especially for your first needlework. Thank you for introducing me to this particular piece of Latin poetry - I thought it was hilarious!
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« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2010 04:09:27 AM »

ROFL!!!! and there's a whole poem to create in stitches XD
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« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2010 05:13:32 AM »

Oh man that's SO awesome.  It looks so innocent but is so delightfully nasty!  You're officially my favorite new craftster person! Wink  The little hearts are an especially nice touch.
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« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2010 05:26:08 AM »

We did Ovid and Catullus in my 12th grade Latin class.... can I just say, I don't think we covered his work quite as awesomely as you did here? Part of me wants to make a wall hanging of this verse for Magistra Haukland ('cause she's a pretty good sport abut this kind of thing), but the rest of me fears she'll keel over and die ('cause she's pushing about 80...). Awesome job, either way.
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« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2010 07:09:08 AM »

No wonder my Latin teacher never mentioned Catullus! I think the delicate little flowers make the whole thing. <3
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« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2010 07:44:36 AM »

hahahha!  I recognized the latin right way!  I wonder what other people assume it to say :p  Now I want to make an embroidery of one of the lines!
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