Saturday, March 16, 2013

Blogiversary Giveaway Winner

St. Patrick's Day is almost here, and the lucky leprechaun drew a name.  And the winner is:

Blog drawing winner


The sewing book and notions will be soon be winging their way to Australia to the incredible Velosewer. She makes everything from beautiful Colette dresses to leather jacket refashions to sports accessories. How does she do it? Not sleeping I think :)

Thank you for the sweet comments on the blog-anniversary post and my most recent post on the work-in-progress raspberry wool jacket. I am reallly happy that the posts are helpful.

Turning to non-sewing topics, I wish everyone a Happy St. Patrick's day. The photo below was taken ages ago in a pub garden in Dublin. Looking very cheerful, aren't I?  I've been to Ireland a couple of times and I would go back in a heartbeat. Great food, great beer, fantastic people and such beautiful scenery. We have cousins in western Ireland and Dublin so here is a funny story. I was enjoying a drink with my cousins in the Octagon Bar at the Clarence hotel which is owned by the band members of U2. We were joking about whether they ever hang out there, and you can guess what happened next. They all walked in and sat down next to us. Yes, Bono was wearing his signature glasses. All my cousin could say was that he lived in Dublin all his life and had never seen them but I was in town for 2 days and they walked into the bar. Can we call it the luck of the Irish? 

Sláinte !

Beth in Dublin


  1. Congratulations to Velosewer and a Happy Blogiversary and St. Pattie's Day to you!

  2. Great story! First you shared that you saw the Hawaii Five-O guy in Hawaii and now U2 in Ireland -- you are charmed with celebrity sightings! Congrats to Velosewer!

  3. Hi Beth.
    Thank you so much. I really appreciate your generousity and kind words. I always admire your work - impeccable.
    I'd go back to Dublin in a heartbeat too. I have a friend who hangs out at Clarence Hotel just for a chance Bono sighting. You did well!
    Happy Blogiversary and St Pat's Day to you too.