I did a few cross stitch bookmarks during the past couple weeks. They came with a 'shades of pink' rose pattern, and I made one according to the pattern directions for someone's Christmas present, one in shades of purple for my mother at her request, and one for myself in shades of blue. Because...well, I just like blue!
Today, I went to the book store after some Christmas shopping, bought a book that seemed interesting, and I sat down in one of the chairs to relax a bit before heading home. I had my new bookmark with me, eager to put it to use, and it was sitting in the open book as I started to read. After a while, a voice behind and above me caused me to jump. "Um, roses aren't blue. Whoever did that made a mistake."
"Okay..." I figured it was time to go home anyway, so I got up and left. Never mind that white roses have been dyed blue, so while they aren't natural, they do
exist in some form. I just like the color blue! Let me read in peace!