Tuesday 15 September 2009

I Can Sing a Rainbow!

The only science lesson I can remember at school was when we were shown a prism and a white light was shone through it and suddenly there was a myriad of amazing colours, otherwise known as a rainbow. A rainbow is caused by sunshine (white light) shining on water droplets that are in the air just after a summer shower and some rainbows are amazing. It is often said that there is a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow!

The necklace was made from the cotton that I won on e.bay, well actually I was the only person that wanted it, no competition! It is hung over a very old reject piece of Waterford Glass which was found buried in undergrowth.

The cotton that I made the necklace with was listed as rainbow cotton, although it does not truly have all the colours of the rainbow in it. Neither for that matter does the song ...........I can sing a rainbow, intended to teach children the colours of the rainbow.

Red and yellow and Pink and Green
Purple and orange and blue
I can sing a rainbow
Sing a rainbow

Sing a rainbow too
Listen with your eyes
Listen with your ears
And sing everything you see

I can sing a rainbow
Sing a rainbow
Sing along with me

The way some of us have learnt the colours of the rainbow is by these letters ROYGBIV
Which turns into this little phrase "Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain"

I really am sure that I didn't need the five balls of rainbow cotton which I won on e.bay!
Whilst in the attic this week I found the tatted doily, no idea when I made it, or where the pattern comes from, but it was tatted in DMC 80 so it must have been a labour of love!

Since blogging I have been really impressed at the hand dyed threads I have seen. Whilst visiting Tatskool she showed me the very long and complicated process of dying cotton and I had no idea that there was so much work involved. Naively I thought you just dipped the thread in some Dylon and hey presto! But I was so wrong.

On Saturday I purchased this bar of hand made soap
and it is smells of Passion Fruit/Guava.
But look what is trapped inside it?!

I think it belongs to Tatskool's husband!
But did they have to break this poor Gecko's foot?!

Find the colours of your rainbow at spacefem.com.

My rainbow was shaded brown and white and this is what it said about me "You are a contemplative person. You appreciate the roughness of nature. People depend on you to make them feel secure. You feel closer to people when you understand their imperfections."


  1. My dominant colour says that it's seagreen - with overtones of "cyan"! Hmmm, I wonder what colour that is, it would be nice if it turned out to be pink~
    We have been in this brand new - as in newly-built - house for exactly three weeks now, and already the geckos are living inside with us. I don't mind them, but if they get into the airconditioning , as they did in the old house, they cause a lot of expensive damage!

  2. So that's where the little blighter ended up and we searched everywhere!
    Great post as usual.

  3. Hi Maureen - Think you better get in touch with Tatskool about the geckos!!! A brand new house, sounds great, what fun unpacking.

    Hi Tatskool - I thought the gecko in the bar of soap looked like the one you had outside, was that from Australia?

  4. I sent some floss threaders to you via Jane!

  5. Your necklace and doily are both very nice. I learned that "Roy G. Biv" mnemonic device for the colors of the rainbow, too!
    Did I miss something? I really wanted to know where you got the pattern for the doily. I must've missed that somehow.


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