Indeed, it is not. Were it not for the fact that my Dishcloth Swapper and Shuffler liked such a colour, purple would not darken my doorstep: Project Spectrum being over and all!!! I have crossed the finish line, the bags are sewn, the medieval one all by hand, but the little tote on the sewing machine. I shall name the medieval one 'Jester Bag' (go on, say it out loud!!) and I shall name the tote 'Purple Dreams'. There, now they have names they are real. I will pop the dishcloths inside with a few surprises and wrap them up and post them tomorrow. That is my goal!!
To assuage my, and your, green need I have a gorgeous beaded dragonfly that Aunty Dutch made just for me. It is stunningly beautiful and could it be any greener??? You can see a soft green tea package and there is a lovely bracelet that is definitely not understated. There is also a Black Labrador. It was supposed to be Golden but we are not Labradorist here. Peri could have been a Black Labrador but for the grace of god!! Tiger and Tara the Black Labradors lived at my Nan and Pop's house when I was little. That's how we identified our grandparents etc: by their pets, so they were called Tiger Nan and Pop, and my other grandparents had a Collie dog, guess their name!!! Yep, Lassie Nan and Pop. One Great-grandmother had chooks : Chickie Nan!! And the other, Old Nanny Oldham, had no pets at all. Am I strange?? This naming by pets seemed quite normal then, as it does now.
Harki and Peri have not been for a walk today: it is our not-going-for-a-walk day. Even though the weather is bizarre, it is still quite warm, and The Labradors feel very hot by the time they are half way through their walk. Their tongues and ears look very pink and they pant a lot. There are lots of puddles and a creek to drink from and a tap with a bowl back at the car park, so they are in no danger of dehydrating. In Summer they come home and splash about in the paddle pool or under the hose.
Tomorrow is the first Tai Chi day, where I go along with the 'senior' people and we do slow and gentle Tai Chi for 50 minutes. Most people go to this class because they have arthritis or some other joint issue. I go to this class because it is slow, and you can sit down if you feel poorly and no-one stares.
If you have come here believing there will be knitting to see, you are going to be disappointed. Again. Maybe tomorrow.....