Sunday, March 17, 2013

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!


Happy St. Patrick's Day! 

I finished this little "Slan" which means welcome, or peace...really not all that sure about the meaning of it as I've come across different sources.  I used HDF silk ribbon to edge the little pillow.  I think it turned out great.
 
Two finishes for the month of March! Now onto Spring finishes!!

Today is not only St. Patrick's Day, but it is also Blini Day for those who are Orthodox.  Blini is a Russian pancake, or crepe, which we eat with all sorts of different toppings.  We eat the blini before Lent begins, which begins tomorrow.  I will be missing having my coffee with cream and tea with milk the most.  That's always the hardest for me.  Not eating meat and dairy isn't such a big deal, but my COFFEEEEEEEEEE!!!!! As always, I adjust and then before you know it, it's Pascha!!
After church, and after we eat the blini, I want to take my Irish Nana to David's Tea to get a free tea if we wear green, to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.  It's a duo celebration day for both cultures!

Tomorrow is the IHSW update and I realized I forgot to do a TUSAL post! Oops! Lots to share with you...and lots of blogs to read.  I did see that Google Reader will be closing on July 1st which makes me mad.  I really enjoy Google Reader and found it so helpful for making sure I didn't miss any posts.  I found Blog Lovin' and will use that once Google Reader goes dark.

Cheerio and enjoy your day of stitching!!



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32 comments:

busyhands said...

Lovely finishes and your blini look yummy :)
Enjoy the day
Elena

Margaret said...

Love your finishes! I always love to hear about your cultural traditions. Blini looks so yummy!

cucki said...

aww sweet finishes deary..
enjoy the day and have lots of fun x

Shirlee said...

Lovely stitching ... & love me a good blini : ) I like Davids Tea ... bought a can of Toasted Walnut on our recent trip to NYC. It is delish : )

Annie said...

So... a new word for me...slan (blini I already knew!). Cute finish with the ribbon border. Good day ahead..enjoy. and I hope you don't miss the coffee too much!

Brigitte said...

They are so sweet, your two St. Patrick's Day finishes. And so beautifully finished.
Have a great rest of the Sunday!

EvalinaMaria said...

Just middle of March and two finishes already, congratulations!!!
Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Sarah in Stitches said...

Beautiful finishes! They look so cute together in the basket like that. Happy Blini and St. Patrick's Day! :D

Vickie said...

I like your finishes. I really, really like the picture of St. Patrick. I hope you have a great time with your Nana.

Carol said...

Your St. Patrick's Day basket is off to a great start, Anne--it will be fun to add to it each year :) I like the silk ribbon edging very much on your latest!

Blini sound wonderful!! Have never heard of them before, but with the different toppings they don't sound like your ordinary old pancake. Enjoy your day, Anne :)

Catherine said...

Cute finish!! Ooohhhh...that blini looks and sounds yummy!!

Bella said...

Lovely finishes!

Lesleyanne said...

Gorgeous finishes.

Emma/Itzy said...

Your two pillows are so sweet!

marly said...

Sweet finish! Nice job on the ribbon trim.

Barb said...

Love those little Irish finishes. The ribbon looks great. I did enjoy the information on Blini Day. I had not heard of it.

Mouse said...

oooo thanks for the blini :) and hope you enjoyed your second breakfast ermmm cuppa with your Nana...
and well done with the cute finishes ... love that silk ribbon :) love mouse xxxxx

Southpaw Stitcher said...

Love your Irish pillows! I'm sure you enjoyed the blini!

Annette-California said...

Oh your Blini's look soo good. Is that tea set yours? Beautiful tea pot set. How sweet of you to take your Nanna to tea:) Very festive finishes. I love them - the ribbon trim looks so pretty. love Annette

Chris said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day! This is a wonderful post about how you celebrate.
I love the green finishes too.

♥ Nia said...

Lovely finishes sweetie =)
wish you a wonderful week! hugs&smiles

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Cute, sweet finishes! Ummm the blini sounds delish! Have a great week.

Rhona said...

Love your finishes! At first I thought your little pillow said Sian, which is my daughter's middle name (the picture was quite small in my blog reader!)and I was so suprised as it's not a very common name! I think now I might have to go and have my eyes tested! Anyway, I love the way you have one the ruffle ribbon edge, it's perfect!
Thanks for sharing your traditions - so interesting to hear all the differences.Hope you survive having your tea and coffee without milk and cream!

Karoline said...

Cute finishes, congratulations

Teresa said...

Never heard of bliini but the look delicious.
Cute little finishes.
Happy "belated" St Patricks Day.

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

How darling your March finishes are :)
And I too am trying to figure out what to do when google reader goes out the door :(

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

How darling your March finishes are :)
And I too am trying to figure out what to do when google reader goes out the door :(

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Wonderful finishes, Anne!

Kaisievic said...

Two gorgeous St Pat's finishes and your blinis look wonderful - enjoy your afternoon tea with your Nana, too.

hugs, Kaye

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Nice finishes and the blinis sound lovely too. That's the great thing about living in a multi cultural world - more celebrations!

Sally said...

Love your finishes Anne.

Stitching Noni said...

Sounds like a wonderful way to spend St Patrick's :)

Your 2 finishes are gorgeous. Well done :)