“Bless your hands”

I've got so much to catch up on and not enough time.

I've been working on the computer for the past 3 hours and still not finished all the projects yet.

But, I had a great day today…I met with the most wonderful group of ladies and with the wisdom of those who quilt we shared ideas.

Miriam was the most wonderful hostess and when it came to cuppa time it turned into a full meal…. just delicious for this Aussie who has not had home cooked food for a while.

We had sausage plait, a Chinese meat dish, pavlova and lots of other yummies…. the calorie count went out the door !!!!

What lovely ladies…..I loved their warmth, their accents, their sense of humor and attitude towards quilting.

Thank you so much, it was lovely meeting you all.

I was touched when one of the ladies grabbed my hands and said "Bless your hands" it was the nicest compliment. I've never thought of my hands being part of my creative force.

I wanted to experience an Irish Pub but it's a bit difficult going into a pub on your own when you don't drink. I was walking down the road near my hotel and music resonated out the doors and window and beckoned me in.


I went in tentatively and it was full of children, adults and teenagers so I immediately relaxed, bought a diet coke and sat down to enjoy the music. So share it with me.

The Irish Pub from holland on Vimeo.

I sat there for an hour or more enjoying the ambiance before moving on to another restaurant to sample the Irish lamb stew and yet more live music. I love it.


I have to share the door of the lift in the hotel….!!! it took me a while to realize he was painting the door.


"Bless your hands"



5 Comments Add yours

  1. Carolyn says:

    Going to Ireland feels like going home. I feel as though I walk into a dream in someways. There is a wonderful Military quilt in the Museum in Dublin if you get a chance and because Dublin was settled by Vikings they also have a lot of info on boats like the ones William sailed to England. And I agree “bless your hands”.

  2. Lynn Spillane says:

    Yes, bless your talented hands, Pam…thank you so much for sharing. My Tom still has family all over Ireland and we were there in ’09 and last year too, first went when my children were 11 and 13 so they could meet their cousins.

  3. Pam says:

    I don’t think we have Irish Links, but I love their spirit.

  4. Pam says:

    Hi Honey, I saw that one last time…. amazing….but I will be back here next July.

  5. jackie says:

    I was signposted to this post by Miriam because I published a photo of your quilt in The FOQ NEC Birmingham on my blog. (Hope you don’t mind. It was one of my favourites) I thought it was called colour comes to the outback but she told me its Quilts in the outback. Either way its great and I love your posts about Ireland.

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