Tuesday, March 16, 2010

"When Irish Eyes Are Smiling"

A little tribute to my Irish friends and family:
When Irish Eyes Are Smiling, sure 'tis like a morn in spring.
In the lilt of Irish laughter you can hear the angels sing,
When Irish hearts are happy all the world seems bright and gay,
And When Irish Eyes Are Smiling, sure, they steal your heart away.
I love my Irish heritage! I look forward to Saint Patrick's Day each and every year. Whether it is the green, the leprechauns (my maternal grandfather used to call me his little leprechaun - although he passed when I was 7 months old), or those shamrock shakes...I just love this holiday. I think my favorite part truly is the music. There is something about Irish jigs that just make me happy and giddy. Let's just say that these Irish eyes are smilin' for sure! :D

In other news, I received a nice little gift from across the pond. Clare of
Aimetu's Stitching sent me a little "thank you" for the Quaker Medallion pattern. Here is a picture of my gift:

The floss is b-e-a-utiful (to quote from a Jim Carrey movie). I am not sure of the color, but the tag says it is "Dragon Floss". On the back of the tag is a website address for Polstitches Designs. I think I will be trying my hand at the Hardanger Bookmark this weekend and I may be using this new floss for the stranded cotton instead of DMC. Thank you so much for the gift Clare!!

Now, off to do some stitching before the night is too far gone!


Clare - Aimetu said...

I'm glad it arrived safely - you can use any floss do the bookmark, I designed it in perle as it was for a traditional hardanger class. You may need to use a different count fabric though, maybe 28.

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day to ya. One of the best times of the year. Have a pint for me.
Be always in stitches.

Olenka's Stitches said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a nice comment.
What a lovely gift you've got, enjoy!
I love your SAL's Christmas stitching so much!
Happy stitching!

Siobhan said...

Nice stash! Enjoy!