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« on: January 23, 2012 06:07:25 PM »

I made this for mezcraft in the Ongoing Hoopla Swap.  I was going for a sampler look and that is why I used all different fonts.

Funny story to go along with it - she had asked for a hoop that said I'm silently correcting your grammar and that is exactly what I intended to make.  However, I have always had a 'thing' about using contractions (I do use them but not lots) and without even realizing what I was doing when I planned this out, I automatically made the I'm into I am and was all finished before I realized what I had done.  Thankfully she said it was okay to send still  Smiley


           
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« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2012 06:20:45 PM »

I love it so much! Only I pretty much just go ahead and correct grammar out loud. Is that wrong?
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« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2012 06:46:45 PM »

Oh, I love this!! I think, "I am silently proofreading your emails" would be pretty good too.  Not that I do that or anything.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2012 07:10:53 PM »

I love it so much! Only I pretty much just go ahead and correct grammar out loud. Is that wrong?

I had this saying Pinned, too, and I put as a caption that my sons would say I don't do it silently!  I'm terrible for correcting out loud  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2012 07:18:19 PM »

I love this.  My twin 7 year olds went to a speech and language emphasized grade 1 course last year and they correct grammar all the time now, especially the contractions!!! lol, They ALWAYS tell me, "won't isnt a word! Its will not" and I swear I haven't heard them use conjunctions forever!!!  Awesome job!
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« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2012 07:29:01 PM »

How did you do the I? It's very cool. Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2012 08:16:12 PM »

ha ha I had this saying in my workbasket to make for a person in my family...my hope is that she will get the hint that everyone wishes she would correct grammar silently! Cheesy

I might need to underline the word "silently" Wink

Nice job..it is well done and very neat!

I also think it flows nicer with "I am"...so that was a happy "mistake"...
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« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2012 08:20:08 PM »

This is great - both the saying and how well it was done!  Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2012 09:04:38 PM »

I love this. I love cross stitching and correcting grammar. It frustrates me that people think it is condescending just to correct somebody about their speech. Personally, I am offended if people don't correct me because then I am continuing to use a word wrong and everybody is just silently correcting it. I pronounced plethora as pleh-THOR-uh for over a year before somebody corrected me. It was soo mortifying. Ugh.... I also love your font. The I is to die for.
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« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2012 10:39:21 PM »

That is so awesome! I am known for correcting the grammar of everyone I know........... Cheesy
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« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2012 07:09:41 AM »

I like the use of different fonts, and what it says makes me laugh because I do it a lot.  Silently. Smiley If I had children, I'd correct theirs out loud all the time.

Personally, I am offended if people don't correct me because then I am continuing to use a word wrong and everybody is just silently correcting it.

I am another one who wants to be corrected if I'm pronouncing something incorrectly, but many people do find it condescending. A tactful way to handle it is to re-use the word yourself, correctly. If they pick up on it and correct themselves, great, and if not--well, you did your part.
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« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2012 07:35:37 AM »

That is an excellent way to correct adults! Pronunciation is easy to do; grammar, a bit more difficult. As long as you are tactful and do not embarrass the person, correcting should not be offensive.

I know when I give mine to my sister, she will know that it is given tongue in cheek...she is aware that people find her slightly annoying, but we all love her anyway! Cheesy 

I just think that it is wonderful to take such fun expressions and make them into a beautiful project!
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« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2012 01:08:29 PM »

Pinned!  Love it.   Wink
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« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2012 01:38:45 PM »

This is fantastic!
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« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2012 02:55:05 PM »

That is so much fun! I think I need to make one for my sister, who used to be an English teacher. Beautifully done!
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« Reply #16 on: January 24, 2012 03:32:29 PM »

Thanks for all the nice comments  Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: January 24, 2012 04:08:21 PM »

I really like it! and lucky me! It's on my wall! Thanks so much for this. My husband also agreed with your "I am" instead of "I'm" so don't worry it's kind of funny because he agreed, and said "now, which do YOU think is right?" I could have clobbered him! Anyways,  I am very lucky to have such a gorgeous, funny and neat piece added to my hoopla wall!
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« Reply #18 on: January 24, 2012 04:42:23 PM »

OMG, that is too cute.  My husband would LOVE this.  He's constantly telling me about a few people he works with who just can't write (even though, its their job in many cases).
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« Reply #19 on: January 25, 2012 08:18:28 AM »

I love this so much! My biggest pet peeve is when businesses that are trying to sell you something use incorrect grammar and spelling. Tongue
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« Reply #20 on: January 26, 2012 01:34:23 PM »

I am silently coveting these various typefaces! Are you at liberty to divulge their sources?
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« Reply #21 on: January 26, 2012 05:59:57 PM »

I am silently coveting these various typefaces! Are you at liberty to divulge their sources?

Click on this link - http://www.amazon.com/Hawkins-Alphabets-Complete-American-Needlework/dp/0881952745 and it will show you the pattern book I used.
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« Reply #22 on: January 26, 2012 06:45:07 PM »

I am silently coveting these various typefaces! Are you at liberty to divulge their sources?

Click on this link - http://www.amazon.com/Hawkins-Alphabets-Complete-American-Needlework/dp/0881952745 and it will show you the pattern book I used.


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« Reply #23 on: January 26, 2012 07:51:19 PM »

Awesome!  I had to share this on Facebook. 

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« Reply #24 on: January 27, 2012 10:21:57 AM »

OMG, that is too cute.  My husband would LOVE this.  He's constantly telling me about a few people he works with who just can't write (even though, its their job in many cases).

Clear writing is a woefully underappreciated skill.
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« Reply #25 on: January 27, 2012 11:27:46 AM »

I love this, and I just adore the way you did your lettering!
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« Reply #26 on: January 28, 2012 08:00:50 AM »

I absolutely love this.  A beautiful job, delightful fonts and wonderfully stitched.
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« Reply #27 on: January 28, 2012 03:14:21 PM »

This is fantastic! I need to make this for my mom. I love the different typefaces too.
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I for seriously LOVE this!
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« Reply #29 on: February 04, 2012 08:09:33 AM »

I really like the lettering you used.
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« Reply #30 on: February 04, 2012 11:07:25 AM »

I really like the lettering you used.

Thanks!  I just bought another alphabet book with 136 different styles and I have my next project all planned out.
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« Reply #31 on: February 05, 2012 06:58:48 AM »

Ohhhh! Nice!
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« Reply #33 on: February 08, 2012 05:29:49 PM »

This is brilliant!!

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This is really awesome and I can relate!
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« Reply #35 on: February 14, 2012 09:43:35 AM »

This is really awesome and I can relate!

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« Reply #36 on: March 30, 2012 03:08:34 PM »

I have only been on this site one day and you guys have inspired me so much! I absolutely love this. I usually correct grammar aloud as well, I just can't help myself. I have never heard about contractions though... hmmm... maybe I need to be corrected as well! Wink
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« Reply #37 on: March 30, 2012 03:39:40 PM »

I have only been on this site one day and you guys have inspired me so much! I absolutely love this. I usually correct grammar aloud as well, I just can't help myself. I have never heard about contractions though... hmmm... maybe I need to be corrected as well! Wink

Contractions are when you take two words and make them one - like when you used can't, which is short for can not - there is nothing wrong with them, they are proper English, I just do not use them often and therefore made this hoop 'wrong'  Cheesy
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