Monday, December 31, 2007

New Year's Eve

The Hogmanay (New Year’s Eve) was celebrated with greater enthusiasm than Christmas in Scotland. This blessing was said on New Year’s eve after the house was cleaned.

Hogmanay Blessing

The blessing of God upon this house.
The blessing of Jesus upon this house.
The blessing of the Spirit upon this house.
The blessing of Brighid upon this house.
The blessing of Michael upon this house.
The blessing of Mary upon this house.
The blessing of Columba upon this house.
On man and woman
On spouse and child
On old and young
On maiden and youth
With plenty of food
And plenty of drink
With plenty of beds
And plenty of ale
With many riches
And much cheer
With many kin
And length of life
Ever upon it.

4 comments:

Karen said...

Have a Happy new year. I love the quilts you have posted on your blog. Your use of color and light,texture and stitch,along with the words have inspired me greatly! Thank you. I am really looking forward to the Chicago show where I will be able to see your Emily Carr quilt!

Judy Martin said...

Thanks Karen. Happy New Year to you and the ones you love as well.

C said...

Oh my goodness, Judy! Wonderful post and what a beautiful quilt! I just love all the beautiful colours! Magnificent!

Happy New Year to you and your loved ones! xo

Ro Bruhn said...

What a fabulous quilt, the colours are exquisite.
Have a wonderful 2008