Monday, March 18, 2013

St. Patrick's Cross...

St. Patrick's cross perhaps...well, probably not, but this is a lovely pattern by Mary Konior called Mark My Words. (23/25 motif challenge). I enjoy tatting this one periodically...over the past three days this is what has fallen off the shuttles...these first two are some of the same size 10 threads I used on the recent stumpy bookmarks.  I really need to put threads away, or I tend to use whatever is next to my chair rather than something new and different...

In the background, you can see my two shamrock plants...I have been enjoying them a great deal this past little while.  I found a green and a purple oxolis to purchase...O. occidentalis/latifolia and O. triangularia I believe.  They are quite lovely and I am hoping they will flourish...
Once I put the threads away and went in search of something new to play with, I got out this pretty yellow DMC Cebelia thread in a size 20).  The color is just a touch lighter than the yellow clover shuttle in the picture.  The colors are drastically off...but it's dark and it's the best I can do at the moment.
I hope your St. Patrick's day was lovely and enjoyable...we tried to have a bit of fun here with the day and did a number of things...
Set up a leprechaun trap which did not capture a wee one, but did entice one and gave him enough of a scare that he dropped a number of coins from his pockets.
Made golden smoothies (mango, pineapple, 1 can coconut milk, 1 orange, a couple tbsp sugar, and some vanilla extract), pratie oaten and a hearty Irish skillet scramble for breakfast.
Had a lovely dinner of  corned beef, cabbage, and Irish Soda Bread. 
It was a great deal of fun to try some different recipes and things for the holiday...really enjoyed the pratie oaten.  They are an oat and potato cake that is fried in a skillet, quite good actually...I think I will save that recipe to make again another day!
...with that I will leave you with one last Irish Blessing:
May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours!


  1. What a pretty cross! I'm going to give it a try! Thank you for the idea. Your St. Patrick's dinner sounds wonderful!


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