May 16, 2015

Pink overload

Hey.  What's happening?  What are you stitching?  I'm going back and forth, wasting time, and decided to stick with Sally but I haven't picked up a needle in days.  A small project (santa?) will be pulled for working while sitting outside.   I could start the Queen's bag which is mostly tent stitch completely outlined with black, and a bunch of queen stitches.   There's a lot of running/back stitching (a LOT) to outline all the details first.  Same with the other bags but they are mostly embroidery stitches.  So what is embroidery?  Does the term apply to all needlework?  What about crewel?  Or as I call it, cruel.  I guess I'll have to look up the terms but sometimes I'm too lazy.  This is one of those times. 
As for the flowers, once I set them into the dark barrels, I realized they would be great.  The color is vivid and the large barrel looks better with the larger flower.  We did go back though and got more for containers with impatiens and begonias that match.  And I don't even like pink but this shade really pops so I'm doing everything in it.  The shower seat is great for outside work.  Lower/raise for the task and wide enough to push off of to get up.  When did this happen? 
Here's the Blue Angel mammoth hostas starting out. 

I just love these leaves.

And just so you don't think it's me, here's what happens when I pick a paint color and purchase it.
The first is Windsor Greige (SW) from a sample jar, and the fricking pink corner is what the $40 gallon looks like.  I gave it to a girl at McDonald's drive through when I got coffee. Why?  Because they don't know how to adjust a color.  
The next is Khaki Shade (SW) also from a sample jar, so I brushed it out for a computer match this time instead of using the sample formula, and there's that fricking pink again on the bottom.  Under store lights, it's not as bad as in my house but they still act like you're crazy and a PITA.
And the biggest disappointment of all, this is SW's Relaxed Khaki sample card, and the sample jar that was mixed.  Its' green and no where near the card!  These are all from Home Depot and Lowe's.  Benjamin Moore can only mix the lighter shades in Advance, the water based oil that I hate, unless I want a wall paint.  Is that ridiculous?  They don't recommend it for cabinets/trim.  So I will wait for SW's sale, go to them, at least they can make adjustments.  Their sample jars are around $8 which is why I was going to the others and I like the other paint just as well as their $70 cans.
Stitches out Monday and the shoe for two more weeks.  I think not. 
It was chilly the other day and these little brats that once lived outside with nothing, are now a bunch of wimps.  It's sprinkling - let me in!  It's below 70 degrees - let me in!  The grass needs cut - let me in!
Have a good week.
Thanks for visiting.


carol fun said...

Paint can be so frustrating... I have my living room painted Sherwin Williams Relaxed the color but agree it is not that green you ended up with. Have you tried getting it mixed at a Sherwin Williams store? We have independent SW stores in Oho... don't know if that is the case all over the US. Hope you can get the issue resolved.

Vickie said...

That is the cutest picture I have seen of all three of them.

Mary said...

I love the cat photo, I miss that my two don't sleep together, they get along but no slumber party. I think the flowers look wonderful, and the hosts wow!

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

I think your pinks look great! I do all white at my house :) I think single color schemes always make a statement rather than multiple colors...but that's just me :)
I love your paint choices and I hear you about the mixing. We just did a home improvement and had to buy some paint to match what we did on the walls a couple of years ago...well not so good mixing so we had to go around and around. But we finally got it! Good Luck with it Marly :)

Mary A said...

Marly, I hope you get your paint issues resolved! When did paint get soooo expensive? I agree that the color of the flowers just pop! I love it when you take in strays, feed them so the wrinkles are gone from their bellies, and they act now like it is their due!! Of course, I do treat them like royalty and believe it's my job to make up for humans letting them down in the first place...

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

Awwww ... what a precious photo. Have fun with your painting issues ... it can be a pain in the bucket. We actually got some rain ... less than a 1/2".
As always, PEACE,

Primitive Stars said...

How sweet are the three together, love that.. Pink is pretty I think, it all looks great to me.Blessings Francine.

CathieJ said...

I hope you get your paint woes straightened out. I must have good luck with paint because I have never had the matching issues that you are dealing with. I think that would really drive me batty. I love your flowers and kitties.

Ginny said...

What a fiasco with your paint! It makes you wonder if there is something wrong with the mixing machines. I sure hope you can get it all sorted out and find a color you like.

Barb said...

I think the garden pictures look very pretty. That pink and green of the sweet potato vine look great together. You have my paint sympathy. It took us 5 different tries to get the color for our family room. All the colors went green on us.

Frances N said...

Wow--what a pain with the paint!!!
Your flowers and hostas are so lovely!
And I just love those sweet sleeping kitties!

Barbara said...

I understand completely about the paint. It never matches the cards! Your babies look so contented sleeping....your a good mama.


diamondc said...

I buy Valspar paint never had any problems with that paint however other paints have given me a migraine headache.
Love the pink flowers the shower stool is a great idea, I think I may steal that idea from you.
Love love the cat pictures, I will post a picture of our little monster being all of a sudden afraid of a plastic dog.


Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Marly,
So sorry for your paint issues!! How frustrating!! Hope you can find a fix soon!!
Your flowers are really beautiful and those hostas are HUGE!!
The kitties are so sweet together....the perfect picture of peace and contentment in slumber!!
We all need some of that!!!
Hope you have a good week!
Warm Hugs~

Pam in IL said...

We had paint mixed that turned out like your Relaxed Khaki -- not anywhere close to the sample or the card. Took it back to SW and spoke to the manager. He told us that there are too many variables for mixing the paint and it's nearly impossible for them to match the sample or the card. I wondered why I should do business with them. Cute pic of the kitties. I have a fresh batch of stray kittens under my deck that don't want anything to do with humans.

Theresa said...

Trying to match paint is always fun hope yours matches soon.
My heart just fell out with your kittens love this picture of them. They look so content and relaxed that they have a safe warm place to sleep. Theresa

Margaret said...

Ugh. The paint is making me frustrated long distance. Love the pic of the kitties.

Merry Wind Farm said...

Hi, I love the pink petunias with the green sweet potato vine. I have planted some of the same combination. What do you have lining your barrel at the top, the black thing? I know how aggravating paint samples and colors can be. I too have struggled with many samples trying to choose a color. You may already know this, but here is a hint. You know how they automatically mix up paint with the machine that squirts out different colors into the can? Ask what the "recipe" is for each color you are interested in. If it has any red at all in it, it is going to having a pinkish tinge to it. If it has black, it is going to be more on the grayish side. Melinda xxx

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