Friday, June 6, 2014

It looked in focus when I took the snap!

Carol let me know she received my exchange piece for HoE.  It's Daffycat's reindeer and tree design stitched on natural opalescent with gold threads.  I used DMC to stitch the design.  I wish I could remember the name of the trim I used.  

HoE exchange received


Received this Shepherd's Bush design from Amy V-M as part if the June Christmas ornament exchange.  Beautifully stitched and finished as usual by Amy.  Love it.  Thanks Amy.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Daniel O'Connell

O'Connell is known in Ireland as "The Liberator" or "The Great Emancipator" for his success in achieving Catholic Emancipation.  I'm afraid I don't remember all our guide told us about O'Connell.  He is an important statesman in Catholic Ireland.

Celtic crosses in Ireland

A few of the many crosses in Ireland. Some were taken from the bus, so there's a blare on them.

The Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

The Cliffs of Moher are located at the southwestern edge of the Burin region in County Clare, Ireland. They rise 390 ft above the Atlantic Ocean at Hag's Head, and reach their maximum height of 702 feet.  The tower is a round stone tower near the midpoint of the cliffs built in 1835 by Sir Cornelius O'Brien. From the cliffs and from atop the tower, you can see the Aran Islands in Galway Bay, the Maumturks and Twelve Pins mountain ranges to the north in County Galway, and Loop Head to the south. Wikipedia.


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

A visit Waterford Crystal

I'm not a crystal kind of person, but a visit to Waterford was breathtaking.  Of course I gad to take a photo of the crystal football.

More Ireland photos

Dunluce Castle is not far from the Giant's Causeway.  You can see gorse in the one photo.  
The castle was built on a high cliff, most likely for defense purposes. I cannot remember the significance of the landmass in the other photo. I'm sure it must have been important, or I wouldn't have taken it!  LOL.  you see lots of cemeteries and churches together in Ireland.


Thatched roofs and Guinness are two important attractions in Ireland.  I must admit, I experienced a few Guinesses.i will post more on Guinness later. 

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