What a nice surprise to wake up to this morning! I received an email from RedHenStudios that she included my little Bonnie Plaid Scottish Rose Necklace, one of my favorite designs, in her new Etsy Treasury Tartan Week, celebrating the 12th Annual New York Tartan Parade on April 12. What a great idea! I didn't know about the parade before the email, but I'll definitely add my Scottish surnames to the mix!
Ironically, I actually have that book featured in the Treasury, The Clans and Tartans of Scotland by Robert Bain. It's a pocket-sized, fascinating little book filled with the most gorgeous graphics of clan tartans if anyone is interested in Scottish history or genealogy like I am.
You can read more about Tartan Week here, at the official Tartan Week website.
Thanks again, RedHen, and here is a salute to my Scottish forebearers and all my Crawford, Peeples, Wallace, McKie, Paul and McCreary/MacQuarrie kin
O Scotia! my dear, my native soil!
For whom my warmest wish to heaven is sent;
Long may thy hardy sons of rustic toil
Be blest with health, and peace, and sweet content.