Monday, March 16, 2009

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

Éirinn go brách! (Which, if you don't speak Irish Gaelic, means "Ireland Forever!") (thanks to Wikipedia) I don't happen to speak Irish Gaelic, but I am of Irish descent - mostly. So this is one of my favorite holidays. I don't eat cabbage and corned beef, nor do I drink green beer, but I still love having an Irish holiday.

This lovely piece of Celtic knotwork was executed by my darling daughter. This is a bamboo breadboard (bamboo being a typical Irish tree??) that she did for me for Christmas one year. I think it's wonderful and have it displayed all the time. I've even used it some. This is the main side.

She even decorated the "business" side of the board!
I hope everyone has a grand St. Paddy's Day! (And if you're drinking today, have a Guinness for me.) If I have any visitors from the Emerald Isle today, please leave me a comment - I'd love to hear from you!


  1. I'm not Irish, but hellooooo. I'm looking out my window at green palm fronds, does that count for anything? beautiful wood burning from your daughter once again.

  2. I'll raise an Irish Coffee for you - will that work?

    Tonight we are skipping the corned beef and cabbage (bothers DH's tummy) and having Salmon with Colcannon instead. Of couse DH demands his Irish Key Lime Pie....

  3. You are right, that cutting board is BEAUTIFUL!

  4. Love the Celtic Knot. I would like to do a quilt like that.

  5. Hi Sharon--Thanks for your encouragement. I'm starting to look at the red and white quilt with happier eyes now! Love how you did the wonky letters for "come in and sit..." The solid black on the patterned background really stands out and gives me inspiration for my read and white quilt letters.


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