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Sunday, 21 September 2014

WE DID IT .


Hello friends well just to say we did all our walk 17 miles ,  for none walkers I am so happy I made it.
It was not for the faint hearted and I almost gave in last week  my legs were like jelly the last part of last weeks walk . And I was walking about on all fours for a couple of days  ha . This week we brought new walking shoes and we had a walking stick each which was good for going up hills .  Today no pain just a little tired .
Will  I do it again noooooo, but I will go walking but not at such a fast pace and not up those hills where you can't even stand up very well.

Well done Mary , I know she will be looking at this blog , you are a model to us all.
I will show you more photos end of this post.

Ok my stitching, I have made some plans on my stitching this week for the winter , I told you I have so many UFOs and new ones I want to start and my SAL's , so from now on I am going to find in the daytime a spare hour ! to stitch every day on one of these . So you will see a different one each week out of about 10 I really want to finish before next Summer , these  will be the large  ones .
Then at night when I do most of my stitching I will work on all my small ones.
I am hoping this will work for me this winter.

So here is a small one I stitched and will finish next week .




Meet Owen.



How cute is Owen ! 

 Heart in Hand Needleart  called Owen

 Stitched on yellow evenweave 28ct DMC threads and WDW carrot.

I will show you the finish next week.

 And next is the first of my large ones I worked on this week .
I could not find an hour every day last week but soon when Winter sets in I will .



My first of the 10 I have picked out.
Age of elegance  you are going to love this one I have wanted to stitch this one for ages.
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This week  my club was in the latest WOCS 
All working away which I like to see ha ha.


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 Received a lovely gift from my stitching sister Lynda. 



How wonderful a lovely stitch pillow some sea glass , lovely candle and tea.
lovely body cream and what a great bag to keep my stitching bits in .
Thanks Sis love you and all my lovely gifts.
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We have our own olives look at this.



Well it has been a hot Summer this year.



And this week we brought a few new plants two new roses .




Hot Chocolate.
Smells lovely.



                                            Royal Occasion , this smells beautiful too but the colour is beautiful.



And these two beauties are standing in new pots each side of my porch and look great.

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The walk .

Waiting for everyone and this was the starting point.



Here we go from field to field


Past the old sweet corn plants.




In with the sheep


We walked through two woods and stopped for lunch.



Now the climb one of many hills ,
 

Higher and Higher .





Now down we go.



                                   If you stop to take a photo the others are gone ha.






Down to the estuary


One of the stones.



                                       Almost to the water edge , look into the  distant and you will see the sea.


The water's edge many shells seaweed even a child's shoe .



Almost home.



                                 Well that's what I thought but we had to walk to the end can you see one group in the distant , and a bridge that's where we walked to , and we had to walk through reeds about 8ft high at the end never thought we would get there but at last we did , and just in time  , 25 mins later the tide came in and we would have been in the water.

But we did it  , we all got there, even one man lost the bottom of his two shoes  we had to tie them together.

And here are the Medals .



Now we waited for the Mayor to come and give out the medals , can you see the boat.


Here comes the Mayor 


The boundary is right in the middle of the water so the mayor says is speech and hits the water with his stick  and that's the end until 7 years time when it starts again.


My DH receiving his medal.



And here are our medals.



So there you go , that is beating the bounds .
Thank you for staying with me on this post and thank you for all the wonderful comments .
Have a wonderful week .
I am off to a stitching show this Saturday can't wait .

Sunday, 14 September 2014

LOVELY RESTFUL SUNDAY

Hello friends , hope we are all well and enjoying the weekend .
I have been stitching , on exchanges and R/R but still can't show you just yet and also a few gifts.
So I  only have my SALs to show you and one of the squares I am adding to my R/R when I make my bed cover.

Yesterday we were walking  all day, in the  traditional Beating the Bounds of Kingsteignton.
The event, which only happens every seven years the route is 17 miles .
The longest one yesterday was over 10 miles and the next part next week .
This has been done for many years to make sure the bounds are kept open .
Well being none walkers with all keen walkers was very hard for me and my DH , I almost gave up near the end but we were nearly there and we did it ( applause ) I don't know how ha.
Can't feel my legs right now but I can see them so that's ok , my feet are fine .
I don't think I will take walking up for a hobby , I don't mind short walks but up hills on unsteady ground is different , will I be walking next week ? I will see how I feel the end of this week.

 Ok back to my stitching.  Warning this is a long post .





A few more stitches on my SAL


 Lots of colour change .



A few more stitches on here too.





From a New stitches magazine I have a little more to stitch yet.



Autumn flowers in my garden.


More Autumn flowers.

 Our walk.



The start of a early day.






OK waiting for everyone.



A prayer from the Rev to wish us all well.



The Mayor and press were also here to wish us well.





Off we go through the first gate.



Across the racecourse .



Good job no horses were running.



Beating the first stone.
Year's ago they would bounce a baby boy on here.



Past the fishing pond.



And on we go mile after mile



Another stone.




Over the river


Yes another stone.



And another




Beating yet another stone.



Passing through loads of fields with cows.






We still have to pass the big house  on the way to the lodge , we saw loads of ducks , peasant's and rabbits, sheep and cows , we missed the fox but some of the others seen it.


Just a bit more I hope  !  you can see the paths were not easy walking with the stones . It was the hills that I hated and all the styles and fences we had to climb over .
 Up another hill walking past the big house was where I thought I can't walk any more , but I did and it was so hard then I  could see we were going to take a rest so I made it.


 another old stone.



 The last stone for the day and the bus came to take us home oh yes we were all happy.
  
Now do I do next weeks walk I will see if I feel fit after this week
Take care everyone thank you for your comments .
I will be catching up on reading your  blogs in the next few days .
I am now going to put my feet up and do a little stitching.