Tuesday, September 4, 2012

"A Scottish Farewell"

Our son and his family are off today to Scotland.
I made them a 'farewell' card (kind of like a bon voyage)

I did a wee bit of paper piecing & popped up the hat, bagpipes, boots and kilt.
Notice the pin?  They use these for their kilts, so they do....so had to do something with it.....check out the last pic further down.

Here's the inside.
I looked online and found this little poem "A Scottish Farewell".  I thought it was kind of cute, so added it as a pocket, then tucked the translation in the pocket.....so I did    
Can you figure out what it means, some of it is easy, but not all.

Here's the translation.....

A Scottish Farewell
May the best you've ever seen
be the worst you'll ever see.

May the mouse never leave your grain store
with a tear drop in its eye.
May you always stay whole and hearty
until you're old enough to die.
May you still be as happy
as I always wish you to be.

The envelope..... and the pin! (fer yer kilt)

That's all for now, I'll be posting pictures of the baby shower soon.
Thanks for coming by for a wee visit, hope ye have a bonnie day.
(sorry, couldn't resist)


tilly's crafts said...

great idea! love that little (or should I say 'wee'?) verse inside too!
Kim x

Elaine said...

Hi Babs how lovely is this oh its so cute its just makes me smile and the little verse ooh super work hugs Elaine

Linda w said...

Cute lol, I had no trouble reading the poem, I have heard it read out loud a few times though lol. I used to wear a kilt when a school girl (I live no where near Scotland, they were fashionable lol) I loved my pin, think nowadays I'd decorate it with beads and charms though lol. Great card. Are they going on a visit, or moving away. Hugs lin

Babs said...

Thanks all for your comments.
Linda, Yes, I wore a kilt too, with a pin. It's funny that you've heard that poem read, I found it on the internet, as well as the translation. Thank goodness they are just going for a trip, I would hate it if they moved that far away. That's what we did to our parents though, when we moved from England to Canada in 1967.
Luv, Babs xo

deb said...

Love the card Babs!
All of the scottish touches are awesome!
Love the pin!! hehe


Tracy said...

LOL Well, I didn't do too bad. I think I got everything but the mouse in the grain store part. :-) I am so jealous of your son. The British Isles is on the top of my wish list for places to visit. I can't imagine him not loving this special card you've made Babs. Hugs!

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