Monday, March 16, 2009

Getting in the Green

A corned beef awaits the pot tomorrow, plus the traditional cabbage and carrots. A loaf of soda bread is to be baked this evening in preparation for St. Patrick's Day.
Malachi got into the green mood by lying on the green side of his quilt today. He enjoyed the bright color, and shared some space with me while I got out my mandolin and practiced Little Red Haired Boy. If I am very lucky, and stay up very late, I will even have a new green skirt to wear tomorrow. The fabric is a beautiful green-on-green shimmery stripe that right now is washing. Don't you hate it when you go to start a proejct, only to realize the fabric neatly stacked in your fabric bin has not been washed and dried yet? Grr. That was my lot today. And I had so carefully planned out this time to sew!

Oh well. I can practice Little Red Haired Boy more and work on an Irish accent to use tomorrow. And watch Rick Steve's Europe programs on Ireland and wish desperately that I was there.



  1. I didn't know you played the mandolin! It's the most beautiful instrument I have ever heard. I'm dreaming of the day when I have one of my own.

  2. I'll look forward to seeing your skirt when it's finished! What pattern are you using?

  3. I can not wait to see your finished skirt. The back of the quilt is the perfect St Patricks green, funny it wasn't planned that way I guess it looks Christmasy too. I love when something could be used for lots of hoildays. Have a Happy St Paddys Day enjoy your dinner.

  4. I love Malachi's outfit! :)
    He's growing up so fast!
    You must share a photo of your green skirt! :)
    You should do a recording of you singing Little Red Haired Boy. :)

    Happy St. Patrick's Day!



  5. OH yes! I can't wait to see the skirt!! :) Such cute photos! Have a great St. Patrick's Day! :)

  6. Yes, let's go to Ireland. Doesn't that sound nice!

  7. I hope you had a good holiday! It's so much fun to daydream about Ireland!


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