Friday, March 17, 2017

Celebrating the Green!

St. Patrick's Day is today.
This year I started celebrating a little early with a 
Green Tea Frappuccino from Starbucks.
Matcha and Green heaven! Ha!

Green Tea

And, if it is too cold for a Frappuccino,
perhaps some hot tea will do the trick.
Always nice to get out the Belleek for St. Patrick's Day.

St Patrick's Day Tea

Corned beef and cabbage are usually on the menu.
This year I'm changing things up a bit and plan on having
Pasta, Peas, Asparagus, Spinach and Pesto!
Adapted from a friends recipe that you can find here.


Daffodils have arrived at Trader Joe's and I'm in heaven!


Spring is definitely arriving around Twisty Lane.


In almost every room.
The daffodil is such a happy flower!


Spring 2017

“Daffodils are an optimistic flower, and foolproof. 
You know what Shakespeare said: 
That come before the swallow dares, and take
The winds of March with beauty."

...I plant them in big clumps with a trusty shovel. 

I make several large holes all around and put quite a few in. 
That's why it makes such a spectacular look when they bloom.” 
― Tasha TudorThe Private World of Tasha Tudor



I finished the Cottage Charm Afghan.
Yes, I ran out of blue and had to get more.
The color is a close match, but the texture is a little different.
I always make the first of a project for myself.
The difference in texture won't bother me! 

Cottage Charm Afghan

I think my favorite part of the afghan is the little white bow!
It's going to work well as a lap-ghan for me.
Most importantly -- It has Mr. Oliver's approval!
The blue matches his eyes...... 

Cottage Charm Afghan

I'm reading the last of the Amish mysteries - A Churn for the Worse.
I'll be sad to finish. I really like the characters and the setting.
I hope there are more to come in the series.


St. Patrick's Day Postcard

May your joys be 
as deep as the oceans

Your troubles 
as light as its foam

And may you find
sweet peace of mind

Wherever you
may roam.

Wishing YOU well and much joy on this St. Patrick's Day.

Five on Friday
(Thank you Amy for hosting!)

Willy Nilly Friday

Monday Social

Mosaic Monday

Make It Pretty Monday

Keep Calm Craft On


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Happy St P's Day! The afghan is lovely and Mr Oliver looks great sitting on it!

Vee said...

That is a wonderful blessing! How special is Oliver that you made that lovely afghan just for him. 🙂 So many delightful things to comment on in your post. Love the daffodils and the dishes...great combination! Happy coming spring!

Maggid said...

Oh My Fur & Whiskers! This post is Filled With HAPPY!!!
thank you

Rosie said...

Five lovely and seasonal things to enjoy. Love Mr Oliver on your afghan throw and how wonderful to have some Belleek pottery to help celebrate St Patrick's Day. Have a happy weekend:)

Tom said...

...I'm glad to see that spring has sprung for you, Happy St Patrick's Day.

Cathy Keller said...

Happy St Patrick's Day to you too!! You have lovely photos to share!

Christine said...

Joy, joy, joy! Love your daffodils & bunnies & what a gorgeous afghan!

The History Anorak said...

And a Happy St Patrick's day to you! I love corned beef. I hope you still had that alongside all your green veg!

Crimson Kettle said...

Great to see the daffodils and your pretty blanket. Happy St Patrick's day!

Sharon Koole said...

Beautiful photos. Love the crochet. It's really pretty. Looks like you're all ready for St.Patrick's Day and Spring!

Happy Five on Friday

Patsy in Nixa, MO said...

I think God must have been in a really good mood when he created daffodils. So bright and cheery, they can stand up to really nasty weather, deer don't eat the plants, and gophers and moles don't eat the bulbs. AND they come early, like little messengers to let us know that spring is on the way.

And for St. Patrick's Day, I am green with envy. You have a Trader Joe's and I don't.

Adam said...

Happy holiday

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

I adore daffodils and when they come to the stores I am more than ready for them. The massive commercial fields are not in bloom yet, but soon. I always have a bouquet or two of daffodils as long as they are blooming. Your decorations are so sweet, and your teapot and the afghan is wonderful - I like the flowers and the blue. Happy St. Patrick's Day.

Sara - My Woodland Garden said...

What a wonderful and happy post!
Your mosaics are lovely. I like especially the pictures hanging on the wall. :)
It's too late to wish you a Happy St Patrick's day, but I wish you a sunny and cheerful weekend.

AnnieOBTextiles said...

Your Afghan is beautiful and I love the colours. Daffodils are such cheerful flowers, like little patches of sunshine.

Sandra Cox said...

Oh what a beautiful afghan! The bow and Oliver set it off, for sure:)

podso said...

Wow such a fun post! I love your mosaic styles and your afghan is beautiful. I love, love the white bow you added!

Mary K.- The Boondocks Blog said...

Happy St. Paddy's Day! I love all of your little rabbits and the way you have photographed them. And that afghan is simply beautiful!

Margie said...

Fracuppinos are my favourite Starbucks beverages so the green tea frapp is right up my alley. I'm also admiring your Belleek and Easter display. So pretty!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

A lovely St. Patrick's Day post! Love all your pretties - the beautiful shamrock teapot and cup, your daffodils and little figurines. And that Afghan is just delightful! So very sweet! xx Karen

Tanya Breese said...

i love your afghan and my favorite part is that sweet little bow too! we do corned beef sandwiches for st patrick's day...i always found the corned beef that i'd cook to be too greasy so one year we switched to sandwiches and they make everyone happy :) love all your spring/easter decorations! thank you for linking up and have a great week ahead!

Maggie said...

I hope you had a wonderful St Patrick's Day, did you enjoy your green meal? It sounded delish.
The afghan is so pretty such joyful colours. Seeing all your lovely Easter décor has reminded me that I need to get in the loft and find mine. I do have plenty of daffodils in the house though thanks to the wind and rain this past weekend. I had to rescue lots of them from being battered down in the garden.
Happy Mosaic Monday.

Tricky Wolf said...

The afghan looks wonderful, I also think that the daffodils look great next to the bunnies :)

Diane | An Extraordinary Day said...

I adore all your lovely spring photos! I just picked pussy willows yesterday... daffodils will be a little while off but we will see 50 degrees today. Yay!

Your crocheted quilt is beautiful. My mother made one for me many years ago with each flower being a different petal color... it's a treasure for sure!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I'm late to the St Pat's Party here, but its never to late for an Irish Blessing -- thanks for that and for the beautiful daffodils -- I love and miss them -- they really don't grow here in SW Florida and of course are long gone by the time we get home to Oregon in June.

Cranberry Morning said...

I enjoyed reading your post! What a cute chick and rabbit in that first photo! They're so cheery. Your Cottage Charm afghan is gorgeous! I see that Mr. O. thinks it's his. :-)) I hope you have a lovely week.

Forest Dream Weaver said...

It's lovely to see the glowing daffodils again.
Beautiful crochet!

Carly Foster said...

Happy St Patricks Day! That green tea frappacino looks delicious!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You put all of the pretty things into this post...kitty cat, bunnies, daffodils and Starbucks! Love the beautiful Afghan too...such a beautiful design. thanks for bringing some joy in my afternoon! Hugs, Diane

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I must make a point to get a green tea frappachino next St Patrick's Day! Yours is the second I've seen and the photos made my mouth water.

I love your pretty daffodils. Mine are beginning to appear in my garden. Last year at this time they were under snow!

Your newest crochet afghan is so beautiful! It reminds me of a day in June.

organicgardendreams said...

Hi Snap, thanks for leaving a comment on my blog, that is how I found yours! Reading your profile it looks like we have a few things in common: interest in Buddhism, gardening, animal lovers...
That green tea frappuccino from Starbucks looks delicious, so tempting. Too bad I am taking a Starbucks break, but I am enjoying lots of tea at home. Talking about that, I love your tea pot with the green little clover leaves. So adorable!
And I love your little plonks of daffodils. Your are right daffs are the most cheerful flowers and I love to have them in the house right now to announce spring!
I am off to sign up as your follower...
Hopefully until soon,

riitta k said...

I love your Easter decorations. And your mosaic is so fun! Have a happy week!

Bee Lady said...

What a fun post! Your bunnies are so cute! Love the lapghan. I can't imagine making all of those roses! I love tulips but daffodils are a close second. I saw Tasha Tudor in person one time! Happy Spring!


Wandering Wren said...

Greetings from Bangkok where It's never too cold for a frappuccino! I love that you and I both have daffodils on our posts this week, great minds think alike or something :)
Wren x

Cheryl said...

Your afghan is amazing. I bet you are pleased with it. It must have taken ages. The bow is cute too. Daffodils are most definitely happy flowers. Perfect for this time of year. #KCCO

Vesna said...

Beautiful photos dear! Have a great day! xoxo
Vesna - Home Chic Club

Lenka said...

What a nice blanket! And that cat!

Eilis said...

Your lap afghan is just beautiful. Thanks for sharing at Monday Social.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful crafts and photos Snap Lane. I hope you had a great St Patrick's Day with green foods & frappucinos!

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest snap; I’m a bit late for the events but I love your Daffodils♪ GORGEOUS afghan and sweet Oliver; yes, colors match(♡^.^♡)
Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful coming new week.
Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend, xoxo Miyako* 

Karen Harvey Cox said...

Oh, I love your cottage charm afghan and that sweet trim and bow. Your Spring Daffodils are so lovely, Your photographs are gorgeous.