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Saturday, 14 July 2018

Tynwald, Cooil Y Fee and Peel photo overload

On the Friday we had a coach excursion which took us to Tynwald, Peel and Ramsey travelling along some of the road which the TT race is held.  The coach driver was brilliant and gave us fabulous narration during the trip.

Tynwald Day was the day before and this is the day that new laws are promulgated and petitions are received for redress.  Inside the visitor centre there is a Lego structure showing how it would look on the day but I've also found a short video about it too if you would like more information.








A short walk away is Cooil Y Ree a beautiful park where we found a Viking re-enactment, I couldn't take very good photos as there was a school trip happening there.



From here we went on to Peel and visited the castle and wandered along the promenade and then while the boys were visiting the bike museum the girls went for a cup of coffee and I managed to put a few stitches in a new freebie Friday project.


Unfortunately we didn't have enough time to look round the Viking museum but I thoroughly enjoyed going round the ruins of the castle.







Onward we went to Ramsey and sadly again no real time to wander around there but I did come across this millennium statue.



It was then time to catch the Electric tram back to Douglas.

I didn't do any stitching yesterday but here is the small progress I made on Four Horses of Apocalypse. 



Today is SMS and I've decided to work on It's Only Forever while watching the tennis.  I'm babysitting this evening.

Friday, 13 July 2018

Stitching projects

I have finally made a list of kits that I have waiting to be started.  There are a total of 37.  Many of these have been waiting to be worked on for years and I'm not even sure if I will ever stitch some of them which is a shame.  In my bid to declutter and enjoy my stitching I will probably try and sell some of them.  If they don't sell then I will donate them to a charity shop - I just have to learn to let go.  I also have to try and learn more restraint and not buy anymore lol.  Again this list does not include the smalls kits I have or freebie kits from magazines.

Design
Manufacturer
C/S or Tapestry
Gift/Bought
Wizard of Oz
Gecko Rouge
CS
B
Lion Family
DMC
CS
G
Jack Russell
DMC
CS
B
Princess’s Throne
Cotton Crosses
CS
B
Popcorn Spring
?
CS
G
Popcorn Autumn
?
CS
G
A Bedtime Prayer
Needle Treasures
CS
B
Medieval Lovely
DMC
CS
B
Dragon
Cross My Heart
CS
B
Promises Kept
Gold Collection
CS
B
The Storyteller
Teresa Wentzler
CS
B
Romeo & Juliet
Teresa Wentzler
CS
B
Life of Christ
Craft Collection
CS
G
Spring Chickens
?
CS
G
Rainbow Beach Huts
Anchor
CS
B
Rainbow Deck Chairs
Anchor
CS
B
Frida In The Garden
Gecko Rouge
CS
B
Passion
Gecko Rouge
CS
B
The Mad Hatter
Gecko Rouge
CS
B
Winter Woods ABC
Alicia Paulson
CS
B
Hippity Hop Peter Rabbit
Hobbycraft
CS
B
Autumn by Arcimboldo
Yiotas Cross Stitch
CS
B
Horace
Gecko Rouge
CS
B
Wee Dock
Gecko Rouge
CS
B
Fifi
Gecko Rouge
CS
B
Maritime Sampler
Simplicity
CS
G
Cherub
Lanarte
CS
G
Autumn Fairy
Designer Stitches
CS
B
Fairy Flower Ring
Designer Stitches
CS
B




Time Sampler Clock
Craft Collection
CS
B
Margay
DMC
CS
B
Boxer
Craft Collection
CS
G
Fishing Picture
Eva Rosenstead
CS
B
Blackberry Fairy Cushion
Craft Collection
T
B
Christmas Fairy Collection
Craft Collection
T
B
Wine & Fruit
?
T
G
Ducks
?
T
G

Thursday, 12 July 2018

First full day

On the Thursday which was our first full day on the Isle of Man we had the first of our planned excursions.  We took the horse tram from our hotel The Claremont to the Electric Railway.


Getting in and out of the trams was not always easy but always a nice leisurely way to travel.


We caught the Electric Railway tram to Laxey and then caught the Snaefell tram up to the top of Snaefell.  There was a recorded tour commentary while on the tram, when we left Laxey it was glorious sunshine but as we went up the mountain a mist descended around us.  The commentary kept pointing out various features of which we could see none of which was amusing but also frustrating.


It was quite cold and windy at the top something I had not been prepared for. Can't  get this one to stay the right way round.


Thankfully there was a cafe at the top where we enjoyed a nice hot drink.


Once we got back down the hill it was bright sunshine once more.


We explored the Great Wheel at Laxey and the small village where there was a small woollen mill.


Again this one won't stay rotated.


Beautiful views from the top of the wheel.


It's a beautiful village and somewhere we visited again later.

No stitching last week on Throwback Thursday as my large WIPs were not travel friendly.  I have picked up the Four Horses of Apocolypse today.  This is where it was when I left it many years ago.


Yesterday I managed to finish my first Halloween stitch.


I also added three more rows to my corner to corner blanket.