I started the day off with a perfectly brewed pot of Irish Breakfast Tea ... not unusual, as this is my default tea for mornings all year round ... but it seemed partiularly appropriate today.
For the rest of the day, there are several ways I'll be celebrating: I'll be having corned beef, potatoes and cabbage for lunch, I'll be playing music from my Celtic collection all day at work ... I just hope I don't drive my poor secretary nuts. And, finally, I think I'll give way to startitis and do a little thematic stitching today. I pulled out a sweet little free chart from The Sunflower Seed called Luck of the Irish. It is just 50 x 50 stitches square and should make up nicely as a pillow pin cushion or a cute little biscornu as long as I set up my straight stitch border up an odd number of stitches beyond the design proper. It calls for WDW Blue Spruce and Kudzu but I'll be substituting Scuppernong for the Kudzu since I have only a needleful of the Kudzu left in my stash ... saved as a color swatch so I can make reasonable substitutions. While I was kitting up Luck of the the Irish, I kitted up Prairie Schooler's Harvest Time as well ... I don't expect to get to it this week but it'll be all ready to go once I finally do complete my RR border.