Wednesday, 17 March 2010
Happy St Patrick's Day
I always like to remember St Pat's Day 'cos I'm a bit of an Eirophile and I have Irish Greatgrandparents on my mother's side. This good woman Mary McCann and her not so good husband John who was transported to Australia in 1876 for crimes committed.
I found out that he later became a fine hardworking citizen who took up land quite near to where I now live.
Mary bequeathed me her looks and stature, sadly short and dumpy with a predisposition to being overweight. This picture shows her still in her 30's. Those spuds must have tasted good!
I made this little quilt for a challenge a few years back. The theme was "White with one". I was lucky enough to draw this colour green in my envelope so with the help of Tonya Ricucci I chopped up little strips of green and white fabric until words began to form. Too big to fit in the full words "and" & "too" I had to improvise. You get the gist of it tho' and it's hanging on my verandah right now so all who visit know deep down I wanna be Irish too.