Saturday, September 19, 2009

Arrr, Ye Crafty Wenches and Mates

Today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day, don’t ye know. The first thing you need to do is wave your cutlass about and demand your pirate name.

I am Dread Pirate Rackham: Like the famous Dread Pirate Roberts, I have a keen head for how to make a profit. I have the good fortune of having a good name, since Rackham (pronounced RACKem, not rack-ham) is one of the coolest sounding surnames for a pirate. Arr!

Ye Pirate Treasure Chest

Google is ye old virtual pirate crafting treasure chest. Drink your grog and swagger on over to a few swashbuckling sites for some crafty piratical fun:
  • The Pirate Queen's Booty Bag free knitting pattern
  • Pirates Ahoy embroidery pattern at Sublime Stitching
  • Pirate Pouch sewing tutorial at Lola Nova blog
  • Papercrafting a Pirate Party Set at Plaid Kids’ Crafts
  • Rhonda White’s Knitted Skull and Crossbones Wash/Dish Cloth free pattern


Shauna said...

Arrr, me matey! I did find yer link to the pirate name quiz to be pleasin' to me eye. As ye requested, I did happen ter find me pirate name: Captain Charity Kidd! Arrrparently, it says:

Even though there's no legal rank on a pirate ship, everyone recognizes you're the one in charge. Even though you're not always the traditional swaggering gallant, your steadiness and planning make you a fine, reliable pirate. Arr!

So thank ye fer bein' a good and feisty wench and postin' about this most excellent day - I hope ye and yer cap'n find much to pillage and plunder! Arrr! ;)

Thimbleanna said...

You're so funny Junie Moon! What I really want to know -- do pirates and mermaids get along with each other???

Kristie said...

I have been Red Grace Bonney of the Sonoran Sea for many years now.

Avast ye, matey!

Storybook Woods said...

We must be related xooxoxo
Mad Dog Rackham

Bridgett said...

I'm an RN and before I took sabbatical, I worked in the operating room.

Honest to goodness, on this day every year, all the surgeons and anesthesiologists would be walking around talking like pirates. LOL

The patients probably thought we were crazy. ;)


Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

My daughter loves pirates so I'm surprised she did not inform me of this day! Arrr. Sorry I missed it!