Monday, July 28, 2014

Fiona Tuffet on H.M.Y. Britannia

Fiona recently explored H.M.Y. (Her Majesty's Yacht) Britannia. The queen traveled all over the world on this, and it did a lot of traveling over the decades it spent in service. It was recently retired and permanently moored in Edinburgh. It really is a floating palace!



Recognize that bridge? The Britannia cruised under the Mighty Mac on July 5, 1959.


This wombat was a great favorite of the sailors. They used him to invent the game of "wombat tennis", which involved the ceiling fan.


The state dining room:


Here's Fiona in the drawing room.




Friday, July 11, 2014

A Handy Guide to Binding

Almost every quilt needs a binding. Do you like or dislike putting them on? Which ever your answer is, I think this guide will be a handy reference next time you finish a quilt. Click on the link to go to the guide!

Fiona Tuffet at Giant's Causeway

Here's Fiona at Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland! It's a very unique place where the rocks have formed hexagonal columns. Legend has it that it was built by giants as part of a bridge that stretched from Ireland to Scotland.





Thursday, July 10, 2014

Fiona Tuffet on the North Coast

Fiona has been doing lots of traveling lately! She'll be uploading all her pictures over the next several days, so stay tuned! First off, here she is on the North Coast of Northern Ireland.




on the North Coast at Carrick-a-Rede:



Carrick-a-Rede. There's a rope bridge that takes you to that little island. The bridge is a lot sturdier now than it used to be. It used to be used by fishermen:



Here's the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge!


on the island

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Fiona Tuffet Explores Scotland

Our little traveling sheep has gotten to see more of Scotland!

Here she is in the highlands:




Here she is visiting Eilean Donan (pronounced Ei - lan Do - nan):




...and at Uruquhart Castle on the shores of Loch Ness:




...in Glen Affric, near Loch Ness:



Fiona met Nessie! Don't worry, Fiona's okay. Nessie was only playing.



Look! Relatives!



Finally, here's Fiona at Dalhousie Castle (pronounced "Dalhoosie"):