Do You Love Purple? 💜

Hello my lovely friends💜 How are you on this fine day? I hope all is well! 😍

It wasn’t too long ago that I discovered my love for purple. It actually started with some beautiful Amethysts I found in my Jewelry making days. 😊

So here are some things and facts in/about Purple 😀
>THE MEANING OF PURPLE AROUND THE GLOBE • In Thailand, purple is worn by a widow mourning her husband’s death.

• The purple in the U.S. military Purple Heart award represents courage. The Purple Heart is awarded to members of the United States armed forces who have been wounded in action.

• In Tibet, amethyst is considered to be sacred to Buddha and rosaries are often fashioned from it.

• A man with the rank of Roman Emperor was referred to as “The Purple” — a name that came from the color of the robe he wore.

• In Japan, the color purple signifies wealth and position.

• Purple was the royal color of the Caesars.

• In pysanky, the traditional Ukrainian form of egg dying, purple speaks of fasting, faith, patience, and trust.

• Purple denotes virtue and faith in Egypt.

• In Tudor Britain, violet was the color of mourning, as well as the color of religious fervor.

• Traditionally, in Iran, purple is a color of what is to come. A sun or moon that looks purple during an eclipse is an omen of bloodshed within the year.

(Source: Wikipedia)

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This is one of my favorite poems. 😍 It was written in 1961 by Jenny Joseph. The 2nd line was actually the inspiration for the ‘Red Hats Club’ 😁

When I am an old woman I shall wear purple

When I’m an old woman I shall wear purple

With a red hat which doesn’t go, and doesn’t suit me.

And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves

And satin sandals, and say we’ve no money for butter.

I shall sit down on the pavement when I’m tired

And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells

And run my stick along the public railings

And make up for the sobriety of my youth.

I shall go out in my slippers in the rain

And pick flowers in other people’s gardens

And learn to spit.

You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat

And eat three pounds of sausages at a go

Or only bread and pickle for a week

And hoard pens and pencils and beermats and things in boxes.

But now we must have clothes that keep us dry

And pay our rent and not swear in the street

And set a good example for the children.

We must have friends to dinner and read the papers.

But maybe I ought to practice a little now?

So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised

When suddenly I am old, and start to wear purple

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We all know the beautiful Lavender fields of the Provence.

I just learned that the UK also has purple scenery 😊

Castle Lavender Farm is the largest lavender farm in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧

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Beautiful Projects…

…like these Wristwarmers <— Link will take you to Ravelry or this ‘Purple-icious Shawl’ 😍 This is my design, but this Link will take you to Ravelry Here are a few things that you normally wouldn’t think of when you hear ‘Purple’ 😁

Like the purple kitchen! Yay or Nay? 😋

Purple doors are a definite Yay for me 😍 How about a purple car? 😎 Purple Candy! Yes, please! 🤩 Did I forget anything? 😄 What do you think? Is purple your color? Or are you still waiting to fall in love with it?

I would love to know! 😁

Have a fabulous ‘Purple-icious’ day! 💕

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