Monday, March 17, 2014


I remember the aroma of corned beef and cabbage wafting throughout the house each year on St. Paddy's Day as I was growing up.  My mother always made this from scratch, honoring her Irish roots.  Her great grandmother came to the United States through Ellis Island when she was a young girl, working as a nanny for my great, great grandfather and his wife.  His wife passed away, sadly, and he later married the children's nanny, my great, great grandmother; thus my maternal great grandmother was born.  May you have a wonderful, joyful and safe day today, and . . .
"May you always be blessed with walls for the wind, a roof for the rain, a warm cup of tea by the fire, laughter to cheer you, those you love near you, and all that your heart might desire." (Irish Blessing)

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Well, finally--New tags!

I have been absent from Tag Tuesday for way too long!  Here are 3 tags I created in the last couple of days for their past 3 themes of "Insects" and "Pleats, Folds, and Tucks" and lastly, "Maps, Charts, and Diagrams."  It feels so GOOD to be playing with stamps and inks and paper again!