29 March 2015

Make-A-List Color Monday: Episode Movie Poster

Oh, the funk I've been in. I didn't start climbing out of it until my awesome friend Kate told me it's okay if I've lost my sew-jo. Phew. I was worried! Life is crazier when you're doing everything on your own. Throw in kids who wait to get sick when I'm doing it all on my own, and it's no wonder I've lost the sew-jo! In three weeks, we've had two bladder infections, one migraine headache (not mine - it's scarier when it's your kid!), and severe abdominal pain (that we all know means appendicitis). I really shouldn't watch "House, M.D."

The serger hasn't cooperated as of yet. No dresses finished.

Kitty quilt is . . . a process. My brain has been so muddled lately that I don't want to work on this project and mess it up. It has a deadline, and I'll get it done. My head is clearer this week, which is a good thing. Might be because I got to see my sweetheart this weekend and get a bit of a break.

This week:
  • Finally finish Kitty Flimsy (I know, I'm as sick of seeing this one as you are)
  • Bind Catching Rays Maxi quilt
  • Prep fabric for semi-annual cutting
For those who don't know me, that last one is a great thing for me. I'm a Mormon, and every April and October, we have our General Conference. When I was a child, it meant going to church twice on Saturday, and twice more on Sunday. For two hours, each time! I didn't appreciate it as a child, but it's my favorite thing now. To hear from the leadership of my church. Words of wisdom, inspiration, encouragement, warning. They are my favorite weekends every year.

I will confess that if I just sit on the couch and listen (yes, we can watch at home now via the internet), I'll fall asleep. Their voices are just so soothing, and I'm so tired! So a few years ago, I made a plan to cut out projects while I listened. I keep pen and paper handy so I can take notes, but keeping busy really helps me pay attention. 

Which means I've got a long list! Bags and swap stuff. I'm excited! I need a finish to get the sew-jo going again.

Okay. Palettes.

I thought it would be fun to do movie posters. Here are a few of my favorites:

I will always be a "Pride and Prejudice" girl (the BBC version - don't even try to convince me that Keira Knightley's version is any good. I gave it a try. It's awful.) But the movie posters for Pride and Prejudice aren't exactly colorful. "Persuasion" has a lovely movie poster though.

There have been some great adaptations of "Pride and Prejudice." This is my favorite one:

And "Memoirs of a Geisha" was my favorite book (still in my top ten). The movie was just as good, and visually stunning.

I did these three a while back, but they're worth a second look:

And just for Kate (kidding!), a Frozen poster.

What about you? Favorite movie's poster?

Have a lovely week!


  1. Things get crazy around here when I'm on my own too. It is only for a week or so at a time though! My favorite was the time I had a nasty virus with a fever. Oh, and add in a snowstorm, a tractor that I only had a few minutes of lessons on and two crazy kids. Lots of fun!

  2. Your movie posters are Wonderful! I think the UP is visually the best for me. I loved Audrey Hepburn!! I am so sorry you and your have been ill and that you took the time to post. I don't sew as I should. My children are grown but now I have chickens and chicks so I am always busy keeping their coops clean. Enjoy your meetings, that is important. Our Lord first, family next and then sewing!

  3. So sorry to hear your children have been unwell. Hope everyone is on the mend. Enjoy prepping for conference. I have been getting my hand sewing ready.

  4. I should boycott this just based on the Frozen picture. :P

  5. Ooooohhhh.... LOVE your poster palettes!! I hope that everyone is feeling better and that your sew-jo returns. SOON.

  6. That is a wonderful idea for a colour palette! I can't wait to get back to doing these!


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