Sunday, March 15, 2015

Luck of the Irish

It is a little early, but Happy St. Patrick's Day!
I was blessed with luck this week when I won Kat's giveaway on Through Our Garden Gate. What did I win you ask? Why this:
I am looking forward to reading this thriller. It will be a change of pace for me. 

In keeping with the St. Patrick's Day theme, I made my usual Irish Soda Bread today. I have tried many different recipes over the years, but I revert to the one I found in my former church's cookbook from the 1970s. You can find the recipe under the Baking tab above. I will be making a Corned Beef dinner tonight also. Yum.
I have been spending most of my crafting time working on Large Cross-stitch #1. This is how it looked last week at this time. 
Now I have started on a small body of water down to the left.
The stitching is going along quickly now as there are larger swaths of a single color. Yay!

I am joining Slow Sunday Stitching with Kathy today. Pop on over to her site to see what other bloggers are stitching.

Thanks for stopping by!



17 comments:

mamasmercantile said...

Well done for winning the giveaway, should make an interesting read. Your stitching really is coming along you are so close to finishing.

The Cozy Quilter said...

It does go much faster when you don't have to change colour all the time!

CathieJ said...

Thanks for visiting.

A Nudge said...

Congrats on your win! That bread looks yummy and your cross-stitch wonderful. Off to check out the recipe.

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Your bread looks tasty! I have tried Irish Soda bread. You have come a long way on your stitching. It looks like it is close to being completed.

Debbie said...

I really LOVE your large cross stitch...and that bread looks yummy. I made one corned beef dinner last week & will also do one on St. Pat's Day...love some good corned beef!

butterfly said...

Stitching looks great and so does your bread.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

This cross stitch is growing rapidly now...so pretty! :)

The bread looks delicious!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

This cross stitch is growing rapidly now...so pretty! :)

The bread looks delicious!

Corrie B said...

I was supposed to respond to your response to my comment last week...but time got away with me! Even if it is a small part of a larger project, it will be amazing to see this bit done! I am so excited...it makes me want to continue with my own cross stitch! Happy St Patrick's Day :)

Donna said...

What a pretty cross stitch! Have a happy St. Patricks Day!

Carol said...

I hope you enjoy your new book! It sure has been popular at my library--over 1000 people are on the waiting list for it :)

Your bread looks so tasty and such nice progress on your stitching, Cathie!

Jayne said...

The stitching is coming along really well. Look forward to seeing it.

CathieJ said...

Thank you.

karen said...

I'm so happy you won the book :) That is on my to read list for sure. Gorgeous stitching and may I say speedy??

Baa. xxx said...

Hmmm..... that bread looks yummy! Love the bridge picture.

Quilter Kathy said...

You are making great progress... way to stick with it!!