Sunday, January 31, 2010

Waternish, My Dream Location

How would you like to live on that little spit of land? Near the end is a farmhouse; which faces South and is protected from the open sea to the North. To me it's a dream location, I'm sure it does has it's drawbacks. But one can dream.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Highland Cattle, Waternish


Friday, January 22, 2010

Shilasdair Yarn Shop, Waternish, Isle of Skye

This is the yarn shop owners little croft dwelling.

The Shilasdair yarn shop. It must be an old converted shed.

The dye garden for some of their yarn dyes. It was a very overcast day when we were there, but you can still see some of their beautiful view. Wouldn't you like own a little yarn shop with that view?

Dyeing the yarns.

Inside the actual shop.

BB an I had fun looking around this shop. But it was quite expensive. However we both did buy some yarn on the island. Unfortunately no pics.


Thursday, January 7, 2010

Skye Skyns, Waternish

BB, Trev and I did enjoy our visit to this shop and the little tour of how they cure the skins. Wouldn't you love a view like this from your place of work? At the end of this road on the loch is the village of Stein.

This is the entrance to Skye Skyns

The view down the road.

The upstairs entrance to the shop.

Sheep skins are imported from all over the world and processed here in the old fashioned way.

My sister BB bought the sheep skin hat on the top of the rack, slippers for mum and a sheep skin rug. I bought a bag of trim pieces.

The view from the shop.

Processing stages using the original old equipment.

Thelma was a great guide and a very helpful lady.


Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Panoramic view of Portree Harbour


Monday, January 4, 2010

3rd Day, A wander around the craft shows, Portree

We wandered around Portree and came across this Bazaar, at what must have been a Victorian Town Hall. In the main hall were crafts from the Himalayas, mostly Nepal.

Around the corner, you can see the arrow in the far right, was the local craft display.

These are some of the local crafts displayed.

Since it was such a grey day, it was great to wander around the shops.


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