Today, I also want to give a shout out for a good friend undergoing cancer treatment. Today, we hope, begins the last week of her radiation treatment. Starting today, she takes what they call "boost" treatments for a week. She will have her (fingers crossed) final treatment on what would have been her late husband's birthday, March 24. May this friend, who has an Irish first name, enjoy the luck of the Irish.
The "Luck of the Irish" saying, apparently, originates from the mid 19th century, referring to the ability of Irish miners to, as the saying goes, "strike it rich".
And now, let's enjoy some
St. Patrick's Day Crochet
I haven't blogged much about my crochet hobby, but crochet has been a treasured part of my life. My Mom wanted to teach me to crochet but rheumatoid arthritis robbed her of her ability to do any needlework by the time I was old enough. Instead, a high school friend taught me, and I've never looked back. But although she didn't teach me, I still feel a link to my Mom whenever I pick up a hook.
These are both projects I worked on 20 or more years ago. I got the afghan pattern from a magazine that no longer exists, I believe.
I have no idea where I got the pattern for the Christmas stocking. But there is a special reason why the stocking has shamrocks on it.
So, today, although I am not Irish, I will wear some green.
Do you have a favorite hobby or craft?