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Whale Fight!

Have you been enjoying the Lyrical Lettering this week?

Today's pattern isn't a real lyric, but more like a misheard lyric, which I won't let go of. Sorry, but I just like my version better! In Andrew Bird's song Plasticities, he sings "We'll fight, we'll fight...", but when this song comes on (or when he sang it at his concerts this year), I can't help but sing out really loud "Whale fight! Whale fight!" Yes, I'm strange like that.

Seriously though, listen to the song (the first whale fight comes at about 1:55).



That was a pretty mellow version of it, but he's totally singing "whale fight!" Right? Tell me I'm not wrong. Even if I am, I'm a little bit loving this pattern with its poor whale, and I'm forever going to sing it my way.


This was stitched up using the palette "Waterloo" from last week's DMC color post. I named it for a different lyric in this song!

If you stitch up any of the Lyrical Lettering patterns, I'd love to see them! Upload pictures to my Flickr group, or blog about them, leave the link, and I'll add them to my Pinterest board!

14 comments:

  1. You're funny. Poor little whale.

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  2. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies (please, notice the new url for my blog), under the Page 4 post on Aug. 09, 2012. Thanks again.

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  3. Well he does talk about a whale in a cubicle. Maybe it got mad and got into a whale fight?

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  4. There's a song by The Killers called "Smile like You Mean it". My sister first heard the chorus as "Smile like an egret", which is how we all sing the song now! Thank you for the lovely series, I'm really enjoying your choices!

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    1. My sister loves that song! I'll be sure to sing it your way next time I hear it!

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  5. Jezza5:35 PM

    Wow you are now officially my favorite blogger ever! Thank you for having the ability to incorporate an amazingly cute pattern with one of my favorite musicians, Mr.Bird :)Thanks!

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  6. He totally says whale fight. That just makes me laugh cause I hear stuff like that all the time and my kids think I'm crazy. Like the taco bell commercials that talk about having the. "Late night munchies". I know its horrible but I hear late night butt cheese. I know it doesn't make sense but I laugh every time it comes on. I'm making this for my oldest daughter as an omage to the things that people hear differently.

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  7. All of these are so cute!! I need to get going on some new embroidery!

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  8. Cheryl5:22 AM

    Firstly, this is an absolutely adorable little whale. Secondley, I totally do the same thing with songs. One of my favorites is the Rolling Stones "beast of burden". Since I have been a kid I have always thought he said "pizza burning". And my husband thought the same thing. Love it!!!!!

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  9. aww, that's so cute! I love this little pattern. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  10. one of my favorite songs, and artists. one of my boyfriend and i's first dates was to a show of his a few years back! love the embroidery too!

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  11. I'm new to hand embroidery, so I was wondering what stitch or stitches you used for this. Thanks :)

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    1. The whale and the red banner are stem stitch, and the lettering is all back stitch. Just in case you haven't seen it, I have a series of posts on embroidery basics: http://wildolive.blogspot.com/p/embroidery-basics.html

      I hope that helps!

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  12. Thanks for the pattern--it makes me think of Eric Carle's Grouchy Ladybug, where the ladybug spends all day asking different creatures "Ya wanna fight?" and is finally put in his place by a whale. Of course whale vs. ladybug leaves the whale unscathed, but that's where my head went.

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