Thursday, March 17, 2011

St. Patrick's Day

Shamrock postcard made from hexies!
Having a daughter who is an Irish Dancer always makes St.  Patrick's Day a busy one. So while we are out spreading Irish cheer through dancing, here are some fun facts for you!
Shamrocks have only three leaves.
Some years it is nearly impossible to find a novelty St. Patrick's day shirt that doesn't have four leafed clovers on it instead of Shamrocks!

Pin made from 2 yo-yo's, 3 buttons and some beads.
St. Patrick used to use the shamrock to teach the Irish about the whole Trinity.

The legend about there being a pot-o-gold at the end of the rainbow did not originate in Ireland. It came from Silesia in Eastern Europe. The full legend was that angels traveled down the rainbow from heaven and put the gold there AND that only a nude man could retrieve it.
I made this table runner a few years ago and has been a St. Patrick's day decoration in my home ever since but I feel awful because I can't find the pattern I used to credit its creator.  It is very very cute though.
The first St. Patrick's Day parade was not held in Ireland but in New York City!
Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone! 
Don't forget to wear your green!


  1. Hi!
    I love the table runner, very cute and nicely made.
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  2. Hi! We actually are selling that at my mom's shop (Quilters Crossing) now and I am keen to try it. I like the idea of doing it with the shamrocks.
    I may have to play with that!
    thanks for the suggestion and for following me!


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