Saturday, March 20, 2010

Words to Live By...Part 1

I'm a huge "quote" person.  I'm always spouting off silly lines from a movie or song.  I watch my favorite shows with a notebook in hand for one liners and snarky quips.  And I have pity for anyone who watches one of my favorite movies with me after I've had a little too much to drink.  I'm horrible- I start to laugh in anticipation of funny parts or I just say them aloud along with the actor.

Since I'm like this and I know a lot of people who are, I decided to incorporate more of this trait into my stitching.  I've had a running list forever, so you guys will be seeing a lot more of these pieces.  Some pieces will be for me or friends, others will be for my etsy shop.  I'm thinking that I will make a few to swap too. (Hint, hint for all my fellow quote lovers- keep your eyes peeled!)

All of today's pieces have quotes from Godfather I & II.  Hey, I'm not called MafiosaGrrl for nothing.  All of them are stitched with black DMC onto white handkerchiefs.  The larger font uses 3 strands and the smaller font uses two strands.

Always a classic.  The good ol' Clemenza.

This next one is a bit obscure.  I made it for a friend, it's his favorite line in the first film.  It's after the baptism scene when all of the other bosses are killed.  Carlo is about to answer what happened to Sonny.  As Clemenza speaks from the backseat, Carlo knows he's going to get whacked.

And now, one of my favorite's lately.
Poor Fredo.
It's from Godfather II.  After Fredo broke Micheal's heart.

For your viewing pleasure, I've included the clip of this particular scene.
I know I shouldn't but I laugh my ass off at the line that I stitched up.

I have a bunch more in this series.  They take forever because of the font.  I'll share those when they're done.

In addition to a whole bunch of Mafia movies, I've got lots more in the works.  I've planned quote series from The Big Lebowski,  The Colbert Report, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, and The Trailer Park Boys (Mrs. Evils there is a Rickyism in there with your name on it. well, not literally but you know what I mean.), just to name a few.  Then there's a ton of one-liners from random stuff.  I'm telling you, my quote list is mammoth.  And since it's not getting any smaller I have to start working on it!

What kinds of things do you like to quote?  Do you think it's annoying when people quote things often?  Do you have a favorite quote?

Thanks for looking and have a craftastic weekend!


Lisa Leggett said...

Girl it's like you're reading my mind!! I've also got a running list of quotes that I want to embroider. How dang funny! We should totally do a swap!

Sam said...

It's astounding!

I've been wanting to do these too :-) We should all do a swap. I want to do "He's not the messiah, he's a very naughy boy!" or "I'm Brian, and so's my wife!"

And song lyrics too, "Just try a little wig wam bam!"

MafiosaGrrl said...

I'm glad I'm not the only quote junkie who also suffers from a stitching habit. I would love to swap with both of you!! I'm always down for personal swaps. I have so many more quotes planned it's ridiculous.
Or if a lot of people are interested maybe I could organize a swap on swapbot or flickr- like phat quarter so we can make it dirty ;) or we can start our own group, wouldn't that be fancy, lol.

Mrs. Evils said...

HAHA! Love it!
My personal favorite quote this week from TPBs is from the Say Goodnight to the Bad guys Special. Paul has it Tivoed and we watch it EVERY this is the marquee on the rec center
Free Liquor
Free Dope
No Dicks
I would love to swap!

Anonymous said...

Great idea! a swap would be fun!

MafiosaGrrl said...

Mrs evils- best playlist ever! that's hilarious. did you watch the movie, countdown to liquor day? I didn't have a chance when it was on PPV, i'm hoping to catch it sometime though.

Laurie Anne- yay! anytime lady :) I'll have to get on a system for swapping.

Mrs. Evils said...

The movie is effing great! We watched it 3 or 4 times already.

Amelia said...

LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!! you are a woman after my own heart. I am doing something similar with tag lines from womens mags at the moment!

Here's to crazy stitching ;)


MafiosaGrrl said...

hi amelia, welcome! thank you. your project sounds interesting! would love to see what you do with it :)

jelly said...

I love quotes and have a book of them I keep and am always adding more.

I want to cross stitch more quotes, such a great idea.

MafiosaGrrl said...

despite the fact i have a book for them i constantly find slips of paper and napkins with awesome stuff written on them. they just get shoved into the notebook :) guess i need to do better about adhering to my own system, lol.

can't wait to see what you stitch up!!