Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Endings and Beginnings

Design - "Spot"
Designer - Mosey 'n Me
Fabric - 32 count ice Blue Belfast linen
Fibers - Anchor - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 8 August 2013
Completed -  12 August 2013

I do have something else stitchy ready to go - a new start - a new beginning.  I'll share that tomorrow or the next day.

How to sum up a 90 Day Adventure?
With lists?

Gardens and Flower Shows
The Chelsea Flower Show
The Hampton Court Flower Show
Tatton Park Flower Show
Kew Garden

Great Dixter
Chelsea Physic Garden 
Emmett's Garden
Scampston Hall

Biddulph Grange Garden
Tintinhull House Garden 
Green Park
St. James Park
Regent's Park

Stately Homes & Country Residences
Georgian House - Edinburgh

Hopetoun House

Waddesdon Manor

Royal Residences & Pomp
Trooping of the Color
Houses of Parliament
Tower of London
Linlithgow Palace
Hever Castle
Lambeth Palace
Windsor Castle

Hampton Court
Great Hall - Winchester Castle
Carlisle Castle
Buckingham Palace
Clarence House
Kensington Palace
Bishop's Palace - Lincoln
Lincoln Castle

Cathedrals and Churches
St. Paul's Cathedral
Canterbury Cathedral
York Minster

Westminster Abbey
Glasgow Cathedral
Southwark Cathedral
Chichester Cathedral
Wakefield Cathedral
Winchester Cathedral
Carlisle Cathedral

Salisbury Cathedral
Bath Abbey
Lincoln Cathedral

National Portrait Gallery
National Gallery
British Library
British Museum
The Tate Modern

The Tate Britain
The Courtauld
Victoria and Albert Museum
London Transport Museum
Museum of London
Museum of the Docklands
Geffryre Museum

National Museum of Scotland
Fishbourne Museum
Garden Museum
Foundling Museum
Tuille House Museum
The Queen's Gallery

Clerkenwell Walk
Lee Valley Walk
Camden Town Walk

Christopher Wren Walk

Temple Inns Walk
Stour Valley Walk
Hampstead Walk

London & Surrounding Boroughs Explored
Camden Town
Canary Wharf

Day Trips

Salisbury & Stonehedge

The Cotswolds
Suffolk Villages

The Kensington Farmers' Market
Columbia Road Flower Market
Borough Market
Beethoven's 9th Symphony performed in St. Paul's
LSO at Trafalghar Square

Marylebone Fayre
Thames River Cruise
London Eye
Emirate Air Line
The Shard
The Tenement House - Glasgow
Rare Breeds' Show
Trafalghar Square
The Great British Pillar Box (Mailbox) Hunt 

Emma Bridgewater Factory
ZSL London Zoo
Warner Brothers Studios - London 
"Sound of Music"
"The Book of Mormon"
"Jersey Boys"

Loire Valley Chateaux
The Louvre
Seine River Cruise

Ste. Chapelle
Notre Dame
Jardins Jardin Flower Show
Avenue des Champs Elysees
Disneyland Paris

Luxembourg Gardens

For all the times I was battered and bruised by bags and briefcases and stiletto heels while navigating the Underground, those same Professional Commuters willing gave up their seat for my salt-and-pepper haired Mom, and even me when I was looking especially sweaty and red-faced!

We were the recipients of countless kindnesses during our stay here. So many people were willing to lend us a hand with directions or the use of their cell phone.  I will miss hearing "Lovely" as a response to almost anything and the up-lifting salute "Cheers!".

So long - farewell - it has been a most special time.  


Maggee said...

Have a safe trip home!! It was a GREAT ADVENTURE!! Hugs!

Barb said...

I can't thank you enough for sharing this trip with us. I know there must have been many times you were very tired but still took time to put posts on your blog. I am a bit sad to see your trip end, but I know you will be glad to be safely home.Thank you again!!

Pam in IL said...

Your trip will probably be the closest I ever come to seeing all the sights you saw. How wonderful that you were able to spend such a special time with your mom.

Melissa said...

Trip of a lifetime! Thanks for sharing the wonderful photos of your trip with us!

Rowyn said...

I have loved following your trip posts, recognising many places I've been to on my own travels. Thanks for sharing your trip with us all!

hazel said...

Well Beth you leave me breathless after reading this post and such wonderful photos. Some places I have never heard of and some were very familiar.

Thank you so much Beth and mum for sharing such a Wonderful trip with us each day I will miss tuning in to see what you have been doing.

Hope you are well on your way home now and everything is fine when you finally reach home.

Love hazel

Ann at Beadlework. said...

It's been lovely to see the UK from a tourist point of view and to "visit" all the places you've seen that I've never been to. I've enjoyed every step with you Beth and I still can't believe our bad luck in timing back in July.

Annette-California said...

I think you need a vacation to recover from your long stay in Europe! This was a dream trip for you and it was a dream for me to get to see and visit all the lovely places you saw. Thank you Beth.
much love and hugs Annette
Hope you get home safe.

Angie Burrett said...

You should put a book together with your thoughts and photos Beth: your blogs during your trip have been wonderful. It would make a fantastic travel guide for those visiting the UK - and even some of us living here who haven't been to half the places you visited!!!
Hope you are back safe and sound in your home by the time you read this.
The UK will miss you xx

cucki said...

Have a safe trip was a lovely trip.
hugs x

Chris said...

What an epic trip, thanks for sharing every minute of it as it is something I may never get to do or see. Thanks for your attention to detail.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

I hope your trip home is a safe journey. Thanks for "taking" us with you. Be well and be safe!

Vickie said...

Home today hooray!!!
Thanks for the wonderful memories I was able to share. =)

Melanie said...

A truly epic trip. Thank you so much for sharing. :)
Glad to see you home safely, too.

Margaret said...

Talk about the trip of a lifetime. It was so amazing to follow your adventures and see the sites through your eyes. Thank you so so much for sharing them with us. It was the vicarious trip of a lifetime for me!

Brigitte said...

Oh Beth, it was absolutely wonderful to follow you on your trip through your pictures and words. I read each and everything and it was so interesting to learn about all the places you visited. Thank you so much for sharing!

MartyG said...

Beth, I really enjoyed your most excellent adventure. I read every post and always looked forward to the next one. I think you forgot a list... The Post boxes? Thanks for sharing your trip with us. MartyG