Saturday, March 17, 2012

Inspiration - St. Patrick's Day Green

Many things inspire my creativity, but perhaps none more so than texture and color. And since today is St. Patrick's Day, I'm claiming the smidgen of Irish heritage in my ancestry to do some sharin' o' the green along those lines, with a few green images like the one above featuring part of my collection of vintage knitting needles in green aluminum, plastic and bakelite.

There must be shamrocks, of course!

And Irish Spring soap (original scent). I wrap chunks of this soap in mesh bags to use as moth repellent in my stash. So far it has worked wonderfully and leaves my stash with a fresh fragrance.

Dewy moss sparkling in this morning's sun.

And always, a favorite yarn!

I believe it is commonly accepted that on St. Patrick's Day, everyone is Irish, and I wish for you one of my favorite traditional Irish blessings:

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
-traditional Irish blessing


  1. I like the picture just before the Irish blessing. It reminds me of an area I used to go when I went and visited my grandfather who lived in California. He has since passed almost 20 yrs but the memories are fond.

  2. I love all the Irish green inspirations. I never thought to put soap in with my stash. I am going to pick up irish spring and get on that! Thank you for the great idea.