Mar 17, 2012

Happy St Patrick's Day

Hiya!  The sun is shining and it will be so warm today that I plan on sitting in my swing most of the afternoon, graph paper in hand, planning the kitchen.   My hub is out fishing with my cousin and thrilled!  He loves to fish and this is the first time for 2012.  He was golfing twice this week.  He's getting close to retirement so I told him to start making more friends cause he ain't hanging around with me all day!! 

I got the Plantation Sampler from the wonderful Attic and couldn't wait to try some changes.  This beauty graced a friend's dining room wall which was a pale peach, and deep teal carpet.  Stunning.  Perfect.  I loved this sampler for years, but sold it once because I wasn't stitching much, bought it again when I visited her, sold it again a few years ago because I couldn't take the pink flowers.  How strange to love something, and then have it become almost offensive, and then love it again.  Pink.  I couldn't stand it for years after loving it my whole life.  Ch-ch-ch-changes!   Like the neon car that I made fun of at the dealership and then purchased two weeks later at my husband's lament.   So now it's Plantation Sampler Revisited.  The colors required are shown in the upper right of the first photo, and my choices are all the others.  I don't mind pastel as much as the brightness so I chose toned down shades, and I think it will be wonderful with these colors.  I could very well be wrong so I'll stitch the border first.  But let's face it...I could be loving pink in another month and it will be stitched as it should be.  At least until a sweat bomb.
And since it's the day of the green, I'll leave you with four green kitchens!!!
 













Now we're all probably green!
Have a great weekend, stay safe, and a big thank you to new followers and everyone else that continues to visit.  I've reached the 300 mark and thought I should do something but what???  I've given away everything I could think of including a gift certificate!  Aren't you tired of box giveaways????

24 comments:

Margaret said...

Oh, nice colors you chose! I just used the bright pinks and they actually look pretty good. lol! Love the green kitchens! Happy St. Patty's Day!

Krista said...

Love the new sampler choice. I'm a pink girl so I like both choices. And the green kitchens are all beautiful! Happy St. Pat's Day!

Melissa said...

OOooooh, Marly, what a lovely sampler. I have this one too. I was caught in the craze when Tanya did hers, hunted the chart down and it's been sitting. Perhaps I'd better hunt it down!

Oh those lovely green kitchens. I've been thinking of kitchen renos lately but thinking is about all I can do.

Happy Weekend and congrats on getting over 300 followers!

Sweet Sue said...

I hear ya about hubs finding something to do! Your muted pinks are gorgeous for a non-pink lover (me). No, not at all tired of your swoon-worthy boxes. Have fun workin on your kitchen design.

Barb said...

I like the colors you chose much better than the suggested ones. I love the look you are going for in the kitchen.

Laurie in Iowa said...

Happy St. Pattys Day! I like the colors your chose for the Plantation Sampler.

Bertie said...

Beautiful sampler Marly, the colours you chose are lovely.
The green kitchen is fabulous, just like the grass in spring lol, very much a colonial look I think or not?
Have a great time on the swing:))

Lanie said...

I love the new colors you selected for Plantation Sampler. I've had this chart for ages and was never too sure of the charted colors. I'm looking forward to following your lovely stitching progress. Can't wait to see what designs you come up with for your kitchen ... EXCITING!!!

Joy said...

This is one of my favorite samplers...nice color changes. Happy St. Patty's day!

Deb said...

I like your color changes and look forward to seeing your stitching on this. I almost did that sampler a couple years ago but something put me off about it - I like pinks, but there was just something. I think I'm going to like yours a lot.

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

I like your colors much better for the Plantation sampler.
Thanks for more kitchen idea photos.
Hugs,
Susan

Loraine said...

Can't wait to see your sampler. Your changes look wonderful. I do like pink, but I only have one room in the house that looks good in pink. I wish I had a cottage by the seashore that I could decorate. LOL.
Love the kitchen cabinets. Someday, I would like to paint mine!
Happy St Patty's Day!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

... just don't give away the Plantation Sampler (again)! I like the last green cabinets with the stools ... same as the one with stove top?

P.J. said...

I am green with envy! You are killing me with all the awesome reno pictures. (its a good thing) As soon as it gets a tad warmer up here in Maine, I've got trim work and hall to finish painting painting, and entry way tile to lay. I can't wait. I love your sampler saga, what fun story attached to what will be a beautiful and now very memorable piece. Digging the richer color change, I can see why the pink flowers don't do it for you. Enjoy.

Keep on stitching.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Marly ~
That sampler is going to be wonderful! You have a knack for changing colors.
I don't think anyone will tire of your boxes!
The weather here in northern Ohio has been gorgeous, too.
Hugs :)
Lauren

Jeannine520 said...

I've had the chart for years but I wasn't too fond of the pinks either so it was never started. Then I decided to tone it down, then the greens weren't quite right so I ended up switching most of the colors. Now I'm second guessing it because I've since seen a few stitched in the called for colors and they all look great. I'm looking forward to seeing yours and hope it will inspire me to go ahead with my conversion.

Glenna said...

You could give away decorator services! Come to my house and fix it--it's bland and predictably suburban. No? Ok, maybe that's asking a bit much. I so know what you mean about your husband not hanging out with you. While I've been out of work, you'd think I'd enjoy being home alone. Only I'm not alone because Mr. Wonderful works from home. All the time. Dear, I say, why don't you go call on a client or something so that I can have some quiet time.

Vickie said...

I LOVE pink, but I can't wait to see your progression. Make more friends! HA HA HA :)

Chris said...

I love it! The boys can really put a cramp in our plans :)
Beautiful start and color selection. It is a lovely sampler.

Mimi said...

You have inspired me to find Plantation Sampler, as I am definitely a pink girl - I know that chart is around here somewhere!
http://mimisprimroselane.blogspot.com/

Dee L said...

I love your new color choices. Good eye! I am also amazed by all the great pictures of kitchens. Would you share with me how and where you are finding all of them? I want to start re-doing various parts of my house (ok, all of it) and I really need to find inspiration. Thanks...
lucasd329@gmail.com

Natasha said...

I like your color changes. I have this in my to do pile but I am not sure of the color pallete I have. I am going to tweak it just a bit :) I can't wait to watch your progress.

Edgar said...

I am lovin' those colour changes to "Plantation" - the pinks are what keep it from getting to the top of the pile to stitch.

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