Friday, March 16

Bit 'o The Green

St. Patrick's Day is one of my favorite holidays, second only to Halloween. A holiday that celebrates the color green and us Irish folk (not to mention the drinking)...what's not to love?

My grandma Collins was way into our Irish heritage and always had tons of the Irish in her house and made a huge deal about St. Patty's day and it think it really stuck with me.
So, every year, I make a 4 pound loaf of Grandma Gibby's Irish Soda Bread, wear a bit 'o green (but then again I do that a lot of days), listen to those bagpipes, and throw down a few green pints.
This year we are venturing down to the parade. I haven't done that in years. My grandpa used to drive one of those tiny little cars in the parade with the Knights of Columbus and after he passed away they had a special float to honor him and all the grandkids got to ride in the parade. That was super fun. And way before I was born, my aunt was in the St. Patrick's day court, right below the queen.
I haven't even taken Max to the parade before because quite frankly, March in Chicago is not always the best weather. But this year we're there. 40 degrees will hopefully feel warmer in the sun. I hope.
I have had a completely productive week, made 10 cards, 1 scrapbook page and an apron. None of these were on my Must-do list, but I still made stuff. Does that count?
Some of these cute little shamrocks, which were $1 stamps from Michael's years ago, are hopefully arriving at some bloggers houses today or tomorrow. Simple card. I tried the blender pen again, I am not the best at that thing, but a little glitter can cover any poor blending!

My grandma had a ton of irish sayings/blessing all over her house and this was one of my favs:
May those that love us, love us.
And those that don’t love us,
May God turn their hearts.
And if he doesn’t turn their hearts,
May he turn their ankles,
So we’ll know them by their limping.

Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Duit
(Happy St. Patrick's Day!)


Crafty Connie said...

May you always have work for your hands to do.
May your pockets hold always a coin or two.
May the sun shine bright on your windowpane.
May the rainbow be certain to follow each rain.
May the hand of a friend always be near you.
And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.

Another wonderful card. Have fun at the parade!

Mimi said...

Wonderful! Happy, happy St. Patrick's Day!

Greta Adams said...

i just don't know what the hell i would do without you i swear.....

that card rocks!!!

elizabeth said...

i love st. paddy's day too! for me it signifies spring.

we are going to the parade tomorrow and my italian hubby will be wearing his kilt. that's right, not a lick of irish in him, but he adores everything irish.

love the card!

gloria said...

happy st patty's day!!
cute card!!