I am posting late tonight because I am meeting my friend, Diane, very early in the morning for breakfast before she heads off to her job. ( This is the Diane I went to Cullman with at Christmas.) She is such a dear friend and because she works full time we have to take the time to visit when we can. Guess where we are going? Don't hate me....Cracker Barrel. Decatur is one of those fortunate towns that has a Cracker Barrel in town as opposed to the Interstate Exit locations. We will be right by that roaring fire!
Now back to my title....have you seen the new Pantone colors of the year? Rose Quartz and Serenity. Well ladies, it is the pink and blue of the 1980s. And if you want proof, gaze on this....
I have had this old sampler in my closet for years. I could not toss it out even though the colors were dated. Well, just hold on to things as they come back around. Gee I wish I had my crocheted poncho from the 70s because it would fit right in today!! Although there is a little more of me for that poncho to cover these days. As I look at this sampler, I have to say that cross stitch patterns have come a long way since the 80s as well. Now they are much more intricate and less country looking!!When I did this sampler there were not many wedding samplers to choose from. And Marvin teases me that he has not seen any angels around our house. Maybe he needs to look harder!
In the new issue of House Beautiful there is an article titled, Reuse, Revamp and Repurpose. So I have reused my sampler. It is now on an easel on the dresser in my bedroom. My room is Wedgewood Gray by Benjamin Moore but it is really a pretty watercolor blue. So I think the pink and blue sampler will work there quite nicely.
I am trying to revamp a few things around my house this January so hopefully I will have some projects to share with you in this New Year.