Friday, March 17, 2023

Friendship Friday: March 17, 2023: Happy St. Pat's Day!


Happy St. Patrick's Day to you!

Here in my garden, the snowdrops continue to bloom but are getting ready to set seeds soon.  But the crocuses are happily blooming away!

The daffodils will probably begin to bloom this weekend if the temperatures remain warm.  And out back, the lungwort and heather is blooming!

Plaid is always a favorite this holiday and Sue shared a photo of an adorable quilt she made for her grandson:

Now some of you are going to say, isn't that Scottish?
Well yes it is but as it turns out, there are lots of towns in Scotland that have folks of Irish descent.  In Coatbridge, Scotland for example, 28% of the folks in that town have Irish names.  They began celebrating St. Patrick's Day in 2003 and now have a ten day festival.  The town itself has been called "the least Scottish town in Scotland!"

Both countries wear plaid and yes, even kilts.  They are after all, both Celtic countries.

Sue shared some quilt patterns that are good for the holiday.  This one is called "Clover Quilt";  the pattern is available here at Etsy:

She also shared a Kitchen Table Quilting  free pattern for a quilt called "Plaid-ish" and you can download it here.  Beth and I both downloaded that pattern sometime ago but haven't gotten around to making one yet.

Another plaid quilt is "Dream Weaver" offered by Missouri Star Company.  The tutorial is here.

Whether you choose to celebrate the Irish or the advent of spring, have a wonderful weekend!

1 comment:

  1. I enjoyed reading both your "Irish" posts, Michele. My maiden name is Murphy and I am 40% Irish according to my DNA test. So I'm interested in anything to do with the country. I love potatoes, thanks for the recipe link. I will check it out. That shamrock pattern is so pretty. And all the plaids too. Very neat. Thanks for those links as well. Always great to visit you here!