Today we had visitors from Spain and Sri Lanka so took them to have lunch at Radisson SAS which is where the Hashemi II is located.
It was awarded a Guinness World Record in 2002 for largest wooden dhow.
A ship that doesn't sail, but houses a ballroom and conference hall that is used for various events.
At the top is the evil eye, a symbol that has been around for at least 5,000 years. Many cultures use it as a way to ward off evil and bad luck. Evil eye charms are given to newborns, for housewarmings or the opening of a new business, or even when buying a new car as a symbol of good wishes and good luck. It is said that the talisman provides protection from anyone giving evil looks or thoughts by reflecting the evil intent back to them.
Although you can find them in other colors, the traditional ones are made with blue. Dark blue represents good karma and positive energy; light blue is for the color of the sky, which symbolizes truth and provides protection.
I was inspired recently to crochet evil eye charms as gifts for my craft group.
The interesting thing is that I made 13.
We never know how many will show up to our craft meetings and on the day I took them, besides myself, there were 13 in attendance.
Definitely meant to be.
If you are on Instagram, I'm sure you know about the annoying sponsored ads that pop up. When I posted about the crocheted charms, an ad popped up shortly thereafter for phone covers.
And guess what they were.
Yep! A whole bunch of evil eyes. My cover had recently cracked so I needed a new one.
Proof that there are eyes everywhere. :)
Sending good wishes your way!