Wednesday, March 17, 2010

St. Patrick

Today is St. Patrick's Day, and I know many people that argue that the meaning of the day is when St. Patrick chased the pagan's out of Ireland...but that is not really the story of it all, March 17Th, is when St. Patrick died. The Ironic thing is that St. Patrick was not even Irish! He was English, he was kidnapped, and enslaved in Ireland. It is said that he converted many Pagan's to Christianity(thus chasing the snakes out of Ireland) But as with many holidays, the meaning changes a bit with time. The first St. Paddy's day parade was in the US, not Ireland, and then the Irish government decided to use it as a way to draw in many ways St. Patrick is like Santa...a way to make money!
For me Saint Patrick's Day means something different. It is a day to celebrate your Irish heritage, My Great grandmother was an immigrant from Ireland. And think about it so many cool things come from Ireland: Yeats, Guinness beer, U2, The Pogue's, My Left foot, Gerald Butler, Liam Neeson, Irish wool, Kildare, St. Brigid, and the list can go on forever! But that is what today is for me...not a celebrate of a Saint, that died many years ago, nor choose to ignore other people's religion. But it was a very different time, now wasn't it? blog : How-To: Plying Yarn blog : How-To: Plying Yarn

Sunday, March 7, 2010

A new start, and a re-connection!

I am trying to get the house more together, since it seems to always be a mess, and it is hard to be creative when everything around you is a mess! I am also moving things around so that they just flow better.
I started working on my domino bracelets, I will post pictures soon as I am happy with them. I have also made 2 purses using the "Charlie" pattern from I am still looking for a simple design that I can whip up quick, yet can be a be different-looking with the fabric.
An old friend of mine found me on was odd to here from her after so long...she has children now, and is a Mom herself, this just blew my mind. But I am so happy that she found happiness. At one point we were very close friends, we spent almost every weekend together...hanging out in Hollywood. I was alway kinda sad that she was out of my life. So it is nice to be in contact again!
I am happy that we got the membership to the Zoon and Aquarium, we had so much fun at the aquarium on Tuesday...we will be going to the zoo sometime this week.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Free Pattern - Kokeshi

This is on a website blog called Sublime Stiching! It is the coolest place!
The website is really fun, and some of the designs are simple that I am going to use them to teach the kids embrodery! Go have a look!