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An Old Woman Of The Road

O’ TO have a little house!
   To own the hearth and stool and all!
The heap’d-up sods upon the fire,
   The pile of turf against the wall!

To have a clock with weights and chains
   And pendulum swinging up and down!
A dresser filled with shining delph,
   Speckled with white and blue and brown!

I could be busy all the day
   Clearing and sweeping hearth and floor;
And fixing on their shelf again
   My white and blue and speckled store!

I could be quiet there at night
   Beside the fire and by myself,
Sure of a bed loth to leave
   The ticking clock and the shining delph!

Och! but I’m weary of mist and dark,
   And roads where there’s never a house or bush,
And tired I am of bog and road
   And the crying wind and the lonesome hush!

And I am praying to God on high,
   And I am praying Him night and day,
For a little house—a house of my own—
   Out of the wind’s and the rain’s way.

                              By Padraic Colum

This is why I love a blog because when I find something really fun and have no one to share it with, it just is not as wonderful. I love free embroidery patterns and Needle Crafter has some wonderful ones. I am especially in love with the cottages.
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Debbie

Thank you Clarice; it looks like there are a lot of great patterns. I will be going back to spend some more time checking them out.
Debbie

weirdbunny

That house would be lovely to applique too.

weirdbunny

That house would be lovely to applique too.

Linda

I love the cottages. Thanks. Mom

Mrs.Staggs

Oh my goodness Clarice, this is the best embroidery resource ever! Thank you for the link...and guess what? Perfect timing...just this week I bought a light box!

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