Now I'm not generally a pink sort of person, I prefer browns, blacks and purples, but somehow I seem to have masses of pink thread at the moment. The necklace attached to this pink heart is made with Jane's technique of attaching beads to SR and I found it an easy and effective method, and plan to enclose more beads this way.
The phrase "In the Pink" was very common during the early 20th century and even up until the 21st century and generally it means being in the best of health. It has though now almost disappeared from our vocabulary, instead we are more likely to say that we are "feeling in good health, or very well thank you." The phrase apparently originally came out of the English fox hunting tradition where a rider was not granted the right to don the scarlet coloured jackets, called "pinks" (a red colour), until he demonstrated superior horsemanship and service to the hunt. Being “in the pink” meant the rider had reached the pinnacle of achievement or status in the hunt.
In England, at the moment, there are many people who are not feeling "in the pink" due to the swine flu epidemic and that's why I thought I would show you this little pink pig on a pink handkerchief, to remind everyone that "coughs and sneezes spread diseases catch your germs in a handkerchief" (also a popular 20th rhyme encouraging people not to cough and sneeze everywhere), however now we are advised to use a paper tissue and then bin it!