Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Today was gorgeous...sunny, and in the 60's...it was so nice to have the windows open to let in the fresh air and for those who went to parades, a perfect day. I want to wish everyone a  Happy St. Patrick's Day. On March 17th, everyone is Irish for the day or so they say.
My husband is Irish and English, but I have no Irish blood in me at all. My dad's family came from Finland and my mom's from Canada. So, I am Finnish/French Canadian/American.  To celebrate St. Patrick's Day, I did wear a green top and green earrings..does that count? :-)

My cousin that I loved like a brother, when he was alive would tell me I had to celebrate St. Urho's Day which is celebrated on March 16th. I had never heard of St. Urho's Day until he mentioned it  as my dad and grandfather never spoke of it.  And, I guess it only came into being in the 50's and is a tongue in cheek made up holiday just for fun....who knew.  (LOL)   But for a laugh there are several sites if you want to do a google search or you can see one of  the site that I googled here....http://www.sainturho.com/
                                    
I made these two St. Patrick 4 x 4's to send out for a swap for AAWA (An Affair with Art). Using rubber stamps, ribbon and shamrock embellishments. The backs were stamped too, but I didn't take a photo before I mailed them out.
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If you are having a corned beef and cabbage dinner tonight...enjoy! We will be having our corned beef dinner on Sunday at my son and daughter in laws house.
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