Run Home to Crochet

Run Home to Crochet

Friday, 20 November 2015

** Hectic November **

Hello there - well there has been a lot going on around here. We had a trip to the mainland a couple of weeks ago - take a stroll down Ryde Pier with us

This rusty old tram rail isn't used any more but in the background the train line is

Look at this lovely old shelter
(I used to go fishing out from there when I was a child)

Looking back to the island when walking down to catch the catamaran
Lovely ornate railings


Looking on down to the pier head and the mainland in the distance

The train station from where the old London underground train will take you
 Ryde, Brading, Sandown or Shanklin
When we arrived in Portsmouth they had started to demolish this building
Beautiful Autumnal colours in the park
When we got back to Portsmouth this was all that was left of the building
Ryde pier when we arrived back on the island with a storm brewing in the distance

The hovercraft leaving the island on it's way to Southsea
We had a lovely day out
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Hubby heard that he had to travel across the water to Southampton for an op on the 12th November (he has been waiting since January to get this done) so we were pleased at last to have a date.  I asked the week before if we could sort out our spare bedroom, come junk room into a "craft room" and the answer was yes.  So with the operation looming fast off we went - choosing cupboards and work tops and several trips to different DIY shops to get things sorted. 

I forgot to take any pics apart from this one before we started
but this mess
Now looks like this
(we were going to take the shelves down but decided to keep them)

and so we started
(book shelves, computer desk, computer chair, computer tower - all out)
one empty room to be sorted
and finally within three days of starting it was all finished
I needed a new chair!!
OOOOOOoooooohhhhhh how I love my craft room
Thanks for popping by
Xx Joy XX
These various shapes became
These little beauties
and this ended up as
This minion set (hat and fingerless mitts)
which I made to put into the shoe box appeal for children in Romania to have a few gifts to open on Christmas morning
I made this for my grandson O when he came to see me one day after school
These for Halloween
This got finished for my friend Debbie
and these
became these little beauties
More about these at a later date!!!
Hubby has had his op and is going on nicely :-)
ttfn xxxxx

Saturday, 7 November 2015

** Isle of Wight walkabout **

Hello there - before Autumn finally set in we were out and about a bit so why not come for a "walkabout" with us

We went to Shanklin up on the cliffs overlooking right round the eastern point of the
island to Bembridge
sea and sky
playing with shadows
I spotted this sign along the path on the fence!!
We stopped at Brading Town on our way home

This is the old Town Hall - take a look inside

The five hole stocks
not too keen on the leaves and the weeds that are growing in there!

walking on around the corner from the Church and the Town Hall
Over the road this beautiful building - The Rectory Mansion
On our way home I spotted this tractor ploughing the field

heading back to the car was this lovely piece of machinery
and these gorgeous colours growing wildly in the hedge
* Another day out *
We had a stroll around Yarmouth on our way to watching fellow runners taking part in the
Isle of Wight marathon
 (which celebrates it's 60th year in 2016 and is the oldest continuously run marathon in the country)
156 finishers took part this year

the runners came down this lovely scheduled path which got them off the road
here comes Mick who is running along the cycle path
I had time to look at the view over the side of the path
the runners didn't.
After all the runners had passed us we wandered back to the car taking in the views along the way
There is this sluice
 The old Yarmouth railway station which closed in 1966 has now been opened as a cafĂ©
and everything around has been painted and mended
I love this sign


Heading back up the path look at what is just growing wildly around us in the hedgerow

Over the hedge
I hope you have enjoyed our small stroll around this beautiful island
Thanks for popping by
Xx Joy Xx
Bridget ran her first ever marathon and here she is coming up to the 20 mile mark
she has another 6 miles 385 yards to go - she did fantastically
Bridget made these
and turned them into this as the rounds progressed
and finally onto the border for a blanket on Abbie (her daughter's) bed!!
She had time to train for her first ever marathon in between crocheting - BRILLIANT!!
ttfn xxxx