Tonight is the start of Cuisine Kathleen's
6th Annual St. Patrick's Day Blog Crawl.
I wouldn't miss it for the world...
I had to come out of hibernation to join in the fun.
(did ya' think I ran off to some warm country? I wish!!)
We had house guests that included a 2 year old & I spent
2 weeks moving breakables prior to their visit then another
2 weeks putting them all back...after Spring cleaning the house!
We're ready to *Celebrate the Irish* now, though...got a "pot o' gold" on the bakers rack, along with my favorite Irish cookbook.
Hey...That candy dish was FULL just a few days ago!
There are shamrocks all over the house & we've even had some GREEN desserts already.
(pistachio pudding...always better in a crystal compote, right?)
I broke down & bought some Irish Soda Bread
instead of making my own, like I usually do.
It is pretty good, too but Kathleen's recipe is the best!
By Sunday, the table will be set, like always, with our GREEN
Depression glass. We'll be having the traditional corned beef & cabbage, of course.
BEST recipe ever is HERE.
Last year, Kathleen asked me to be the "Keeper of the Cloth".
This little table topper has been making the rounds of blogland since 2011. Marigene, (In The Middle of Nowhere) bought it & used it first, then sent it on to Cuisine Kathleen, with the stipulation that it was to be displayed & then shared with another blogger the following year.
That was ME!!! I had it topped with my Celtic Cross last year & for a few weeks of this March, it was on my dining room table beneath my Lenox bowl.
I made a place mat of sorts & machine embroidered it, to be sent along with "The Cloth", so that the Keepers names could be recorded with a permanent ink pen for future reference. It will be fun to see all the places it goes to.
You'll have to visit ALL the participants of Cuisine Kathleen's Blog Crawl to find out who has it this year!
I'm busy making the one you see above on my embroidery machine. Each square with one portion of the Celtic Knot is done individually, then sewn together to form the entire knot. The "Good Luck" wording goes on the side triangles followed by borders & quilting. I hope I get it done in time for the celebration this year!
WISH ME LUCK!!Thanks for hosting such a fun party every year, Kathleen! Sláinte, my friend!
I'll also link up with The Tablescaper for her
Seasonal Sundays meme...thank you, Ms. A. for continuing to host that fun gathering, too.
If you'd like to see other St. Patrick's Day posts, just click on the links below:
Top o' the Mornin to YOU!
Happy Early St. Patrick's Day
Warming up with Irish Coffee
Irish Tea Table