Monday, March 30, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
WHAT IT MEANS TO BE IRISH
Being Irish isn't something you do, it's something you are. Being Irish means that your heart swells like a sheet on a clothesline at the sound of your ancestral brogue, that the thought of your dad and sainted mother makes you weep a wee bit even now, that the devil himself, try as he does, will never dim your devotion to the Trinity. If you're truly Irish, you're possessed of a joy of the spirits and a depth of soul. You carry a smile for a stranger and coins aplenty for the poor. Aye, there's feistiness about you as well, but only in protecting all that you hold dear; family, friends, faith and land, your heritage. For if you can see a masterpiece in a sunset and a promise of harvest in a clump of dirt, if you claim friends who'll buoy you up as well as cheer you when you sail, if you can feel the loving grip of God whatever your lot in life, then saints be praised.
Saturday, March 14, 2009
I'm a little late on this post as my birthday was a week ago! I have the best friends in the world! Cameo sent me this really nice Celtic fabric and some sweet little lockets for my kiddos..and a little clover for luck. She sent me this Lizzie Kate square in a card earlier this year. I decided I wanted to use the fabric and square for a little pillow...I will post when I get it finished. THANKS CAM!!! I love ya!
Next came this wonderful book from my Emily! I am a lover of all things Jane and this book is the perfect gift!!!! I am enjoying it so much.... I've spent the last few nights in bed with a cup of tea soaking in every word!!! Thank you so much Em!
Lastly, a gift from me! Or hubby...but he doesn't know it =) I've been wanting to get this tapestry for quite a while...I'm sure my fellow Gryffindors will recognize this from the common room. It is The Lady and the Unicorn. It is a HUGE chart and shouldn't be too hard...now I need to find a frame to hold it in while I stitch! I don't think my Q-Snaps can do the job. I guess I can't forget my parents gift! My Wii-Fit board! If you don't have a Wii I highly suggest checking them out...they are soooo much fun!!!!
Thursday, March 5, 2009
On the stitching front...this is my current WIP. It took me quite a while to find this design and I must say I love it! Blackbird Designs are becoming some of my favorite. I also need to get Sail Away out...My dear friend, Emily is going to help me with some of the stitches I was having trouble with...but if I don't hurry up she's going to be done and have it in the frame!
I also wanted to show off my beautiful PIF from my other dear friend, Cameo. A wonderful tag with my name on it. I hope you will all take on this wonderful project and Pay It Forward.
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
On another very wonderful note....I am very proud to belong to the second fully sustainable community in the United States. Boulder Colorado is the first to earn that title. What that means is that my area is fully able to care and provide all of its citizens with everything we need to live. We don't need to go anywhere ... we have it all right here! Bravo Sandpoint, Idaho! I strongly believe a lot of the pain we are going through right now is because we have become a society of conveince and not of self sustainablity. I work hard toward doing everything I can for my family, my Earth...myself! It's so rewarding!