Dunvegan Castle & Isle of Skye!

We woke up to a beautiful sunny morning on the Isle of Skye. It was glorious! There was no scheduled stitching today, well unless we wanted to work on our tartan plaid on the bus.

The views were just breathtaking!

Gorgeous hydrangeas and we would see even more in many colors when we would get to Dunvegan Castle.

We had a local guide that we would spend the day with as we were soon on our way!

Dunvegan Castle is located on the Isle of Skye, seat of MacLeod of MacLeod, chief of this clan. This castle was built in the 13th century.

They opened up the doors early for us, so we had the entire castle to ourselves with a private tour guide!

The views within the castle were just as fabulous as they were outside! Notice the sampler thrown over the chair.

The Fairy Flag of Dunvegan Is an heirloom of the Chiefs of the Clan MacLeod, along with others. The flag is the most precious treasure of the MacLeods and known for numerous traditions of fairies and magical properties associated with it. It is rather tattered, made of faded brown silk and carefully darned in places. You should Google it and read more about it.

Soon we would find ourselves outside to tour the gardens, which were amazing! There are just too many pictures for one post, so I will continue this next time. I promise I won’t take that many days off in between…but I did have Tony Minieri teaching in the shop for 6 days and the the week before it was reading the thread kits and putting together a little giftie for the students. And the week before that was Susan Portra.

My kids are growing up! They’re 15 weeks old and still quite the handful.

And you wonder why I can’t get anything done? Well Miss Meow wants my peepers!

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About Vicky

Needlepoint, morning noon and evening! what could be better than this? I work on the computer in the daylight hours editing stitch guides and drawing stitches that you will see in the next Needlepoint Now for your stitching pleasure! In between this, there is time for taking pictures of my stitching adventures, Facebook and writing stitch guides for canvas that I am stitching for Needle Deeva, Maggie, Ruth Schmuff and others. Mostly needlepoint you ask? well we will talk about my cats Sylvester and AlleyCat, better known as "the brat". Of course I can't forget Felix who was the love of my life for over 14 years. He broke my heart as he departed for the Rainbow Bridge last year. Oh did I mention baseball?

2 thoughts on “Dunvegan Castle & Isle of Skye!

  1. Enjoying your trip through the Highlands! I was in Edinburgh and Glasgow a few weeks ago so appreciate seeing another part of Scotland!

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