Posted in Cooley, Ireland, snow, tagged Flagstaff on February 9, 2009|
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we went back to Ireland for Hannah’s Christening, and had a lovely time…then it started snowing. MMmmm, and holy crap – did it snow! Don’t get me wrong, it snows every year at my parents, but this seemed more like snowfalls of 20 years ago. It started on Monday the 2nd of February and it snowed for a week. My mum woke me up yesterday morning to tell me that we should leave early for the airport…it was snowing again.
I took these pictures last Monday, a few hours after the snow started to fall.
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it’s been ages since I’ve written anything here – I don’t seem to have time to do anything anymore! (I bet all the mummies out there are saying “ha!!” – We could have told you so!)
So, Hannah will be 15 weeks old on Wednesday, I’ve spent the better part of the past 15 weeks doing little else other than feeding and changing her, and I’m supposed to return to work in a few weeks – I have to say, not a whole lot of weaving got done! Luckily, when I was back in Ireland for Christmas, I did manage to get a few things done, plus I embarked on a project that involved the whole family…but more on that later. First – “What to do when it’s freezing, the power has gone off, your loom is not set up and you have a few hours free” – Go for a Walk! Collect rushes and make some Saint Brigid’s crosses (Obviously!).
I’ve put the making of these on my blog before, but as the feast of Saint Brigid is coming up, I thought I’d make some of these as gifts for relatives in the US (who are called Brigid) and to see if anyone on Etsy is interested in them. We were taught to make them in School (perhaps one of the advantages of going to a Catholic school in the vacinity of where Brigid came from!), but I’ve always found they work much better if they are left to dry, and then tightened up again.
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