Happy St. Patrick's Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day!  I love this holiday and especially our Irish family feast...which is cooking right now...smells delish!  I finally finished not one...but two Irish blessing patterns to celebrate the month of March,  May God Send You and Luck of the Irish.
May God Send You

"May God Send You 
For every storm
a rainbow...
For every tear a smile
For every care 
a promise...
and a blessing 
in each trial.
For every problem life sends
a faithful friend
to share.
For every sigh a sweet song
and an answer for
each prayer"

An Irish Blessing

I loves this blessing and have thought about it all month while was stitching, and especially wondering who wrote this and why.  I watched the program that I posted about from Who Do You Think You Are when Rosie O'Donell went to the poor house in Ireland to see where her ancestors had lived during the potato harvest.  

After watching that show I understand a little more why these blessings were written.  Full of hope and faith that something better would come their way, and an ever watchful eye to see the blessings amid trials.  

Luck Of The Irish

The second pattern I stitched this month was Luck of the Irish.  "Wherever you go and whatever you do May the luck of the Irish be there with you."  You can find both patterns and frames at

We have had a challenging month in March with severe illness, a son leaving on a mission, moving my studio, tight budgets, a new grandson with some health problems, and just the everyday normal things that life throws at us all....but I have enjoyed stitching these blessings and thinking of what inspired the Irish Blessing....and how blessed we are with all that we do have.

Baby Nick

Just another Nick is eating and breathing on his own and should be able to leave NICU in a week or two.  I wanted to post this pic with his festive St. Patty's Day green.   I can't wait till next year when we can have all of our grand babies here for an Irish Feast.

Wishing you a pot of gold and the luck of the Irish!

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