Scatterdays this time are brought to you by the letter “V”. The categories are colour, pointy, weather, and a vibrant quilt. Now, the letter V is not the easiest to work with, but I came up with these thoughts.
Colour - Viridian: Viridian is a blue-green colour. The name is from the Latin word viridis, meaning green, and the first recorded use of viridian as a colour name in English was in the 1860s.
I just happened to have a fat quarter of this blue-green fabric in my stash. And all this time I wasn’t aware what the colour was called!
Pointy – Versailles – La Galerie des Glaces: The Palace of Versailles was the official residence of the Kings of France from 1682 until 1790. The beautiful Hall of Mirrors is the central gallery of the Palace of Versailles and is renowned as being one of the most famous rooms in the world. 17 large chandeliers and 26 smaller ones, each made of solid silver are hung in this remarkable hall - there would be plenty of pointy bits in all these lovely chandeliers.
We visited Versailles on a “whistle-stop” European tour in 1999. You know the type, six countries in eight days, rush, rush, in and out of the coach while you are trying to catch your breath. Versailles was amazing, we did not realise just how huge it was until we were there. At the gates were hawkers holding out long books of postcards trailing to the ground for the tourists to buy. So we did – lots of lovely pictures to bring back memories of our trip.
Weather – Vanes: We haven’t got a weather vane, but if we did, we would probably want want just like this. The company even do one with a kangaroo on top for our cousins across the Tasman. Gubba On-line store states that every weather vane is made with care in New Zealand, sand cast using traditional methods, then powder coated.
Kiwi Weather Vane
Vibrant quilt: That’s a bit hard, I don’t really consider my quilts as vibrant. I’m more into “pinks and greens” I suppose. But I had a look through my photo collection, and the most colourful and vibrant one I could find was “There’s Music in the Stars”. This was made as a 40th birthday gift for my son,the stars and flying geese are from graduated coliur range, and the alternate blocks features a music print. This was subsequently returned to me (never used) when he moved house. It has since found a new home with my teenage great nephew.
That’s all from me this time. Perhaps you would like to check what the other bloggers are doing with the letter “V”. You can find their links on the side bar of Cinzia’s blog.