Friday 10 January 2014

My Purple Patch

I’ve read many blogs, web pages and sites over the past year or more and thought it was time to add my own photos and begin a blog, so 2014 is the year. Why is it called Purple patch? The phrase in common English has come to mean a period of success or a favourable time. I think having raised 2 amazing sons, having sufficient leisure in life to enjoy my hobby of patchworking and quilting I am indeed in a purple patch of life. Purple was also the colour of fabric often added to garments as a decoration, as it is a distinctive colour and was often used for Emperors. And it’s one of my favourites!

And to the right is a literal purple patch that I’m currently working on as I piece several different colours of scraps in various hues. Not sure how many I’ll add yet but I’m gathering yellow, orange, green, blue, brown and of course purple. I could be heading for a dozen or so, depending how that looks together. I have a never ending stash of scraps (doesn’t every patchworker who’s ever made two or more quilts?).

1 comment:

  1. Welcome to the blogging world, Lynn!
    I like that phrase, and have not heard it before!
    I would love to get your blog, by email.... do you know how to add that gadget to your blog layout ?
    email me if you would like any help ( I am still learning, but know how to add some things.) susie