The term refers to a number of species and subspecies, many with hard shells, and some without. Likely one of the earliest domesticated types of plants, subspecies of the bottle gourd, Lagenaria siceraria, have been discovered in archaeological sites dating from as early as 13,000 BC. Gourds have had numerous uses throughout history, including as tools, musical instruments, objects of art, film, and food.
What does it mean if you like purple? Dress in purple? Eat purple foods?
Dye your hair purple? Just love the color Purple with all your might!!
Purple combines the calm stability of blue and the fierce energy of red. The color purple is often associated with royalty, nobility, luxury, power, and ambition. Purple also represents meanings of wealth, extravagance, creativity, wisdom, dignity, grandeur, devotion, peace, pride, mystery, independence, and magic.
The color purple is a rare occurring color in nature and as a result is often seen as having sacred meaning. Lavender, orchid, lilac, and violet flowers are considered delicate and precious.
The color purple has a variety of effects on the mind and body, including uplifting spirits, calming the mind and nerves, enhancing the sacred, creating feelings of spirituality, increasing nurturing tendencies and sensitivity, and encouraging imagination and creativity.
Purple is associated spirituality, the sacred, higher self, passion, third eye, fulfillment, and vitality. Purple helps align oneself with the whole of the universe. Different shades, tints, and hues of purple have different meanings. Light purple hues represent feminine energy and delicacy, as well as romantic and nostalgic feelings. Dark purple hues evoke feelings of gloom, sadness, and frustration. Bright purple hues suggest riches and royalty.
Light purple or lavender is a feminine, graceful, elegant color that has long been associated with refined, wealthy women. While the color purple represents royalty, lavender represents beauty and femininity. Lavender is considered to be the “grown-up” pink. Its lighter lavender shades have a sacred place in nature, with lavender, orchid, lilac, and violet flowers considered delicate and precious. The color lavender suggests uniqueness and specialness without the deep mystery of the color purple.
Here is Round 2 of Block Heads--I didn't participate in the
first round, but this sounds like a fun way to sew this summer.
Each Wednesday for the next few weeks, a different designer
will post their design for the week--
WOW! Such a chance to make some wonderful blocks
from creative people...
Moda Block Heads 2 Details:
Free PDF patterns post every Wednesday beginning today, June 6, 2018
The Moda Cutting Table blog will direct you to the designer’s page who will be sharing that week’s block
I’ll be posting my version of the week’s block each Wednesday. On the week’s when the block is my own design I’ll also be sharing tips and tricks for piecing and fabric selection. (The other designers will share those ideas when they post about their block designs).
There is also a Basic Instructions PDF you can download now with instructions for some of the techniques used in this year’s blocks. Find it here.
Have fun and raise money for a worthy cause in this speed-knitting competition based on the famous bike race with a similar name! Competitors will race to finish a pair of socks in each of six stages earning points for finishing the fastest. Registration fees (less paypal and shipping expenses for prizes) will go to Doctors Without Borders to help continue their excellent work of providing medical care to those in need around the globe
Please join us in the Ravelry Group for any off-season news. Registration for TDS 2018 is open!
Such fun knitting socks as fast as you can--prizes are involved too for the finishers. I'm not much into winning prizes--I just like the chance to knit special patterns by great designers and assist in a worthy cause--Happy stitching, y'all!!