Crafty in the Med

I'm here to enjoy meeting other crafters and to share my ideas and projects. I love to crochet,cross stitch and embroidery but I'm keen to try new crafts too. I love music and I love to sing! Singing makes me happy. I collect jugs....its their shape I think! I am addicted to yarn and buttons. I get lost in book shops and can spend all morning there and I absolutely adore rummaging in flea markets. I love to read sci´fi/fantasy,buried treasure, and off world adventures. I have a passion for history! I would be the first passenger on the first time machine ! I BELIEVE IN MAGIC!

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Sunshine Awards















 All four in just one day....what a wonderful surprise!!!!

Many Many thanks to Shari @ Shari's Crochet , Linda @  Linda's Crafty Corner ,                                 Cheryl @ My little piece of England  and  Angeliki @ My Hobbies place .
 I am really touched that you have thought of me.  

Sunshine Award Rules.
 1. Thank the blogger who nominated you -that's completed above ,although I would have done that anyhow...how couldn't I... :-)
Now I must continue to follow the Sunshine Award rules  by answering 10 questions about myself
                                                    
2. Answer the 10 questions on your favorite things.

Favorite animal  mammal : dolphins
and I still haven't seen one in the wild but I refuse to see one in captivity....
 Favorite number: 8  and if I can't get an 8 I'll go for 6 or 4
Favorite non alcoholic drink: Tea   PG Tips and Darjeerling!
Facebook or Twitter: Facebook
 My passion: It goes with out saying My Family!  but otherwise  I have several,crochet,china,cross-stitch and family history
Getting or giving presents : I love receiving and enjoy giving just as much.
Favorite pattern:popcorn stitch...love using it
Favorite day of the week: Saturdays
Favorite flower:Jasmine...Spanish nights....
Favorite country:difficult!!! due to my circumstances I am torn between England the country of my youth and Spain the country where I have lived for the last 37 years. Lets just say Spain for the winter and autumn and England for spring and summer

 3. Nominate ten blogs to receive the Sunshine Award and let them know they've been nominated.
This is going to be very difficult........ I love them ALL!!!!
but I have chosen these because I can only choose 10:


1.Emma at The Blooming Times
2.Hawthorn at Hawthorntime
back in a minute this is really exhausting ...need some think time
3.Nina at Tabiboo
4.Jan at Stand and Stare
5.Elaine at Pear Tree Log
6.Julie at Dragonfly Gems
7.Gill at Gillyflower
8.Lexie at Pieces of Wonderful
9.Trudy at Playing in the Attic
10.Elyse at Shabby sweet tea

Whew!!!! think I need a glass of red now!!!

Dear nominees...please don't worry if you do not wish to accept this award or nominate blogs yourself for the Sunshine Award, if you do not wish too. I did because I wanted to say I really enjoy my blog time with you and all the other blogs I follow as well.

Happy blogging to all !!!

Amanda :-)









39 comments:

  1. Amanda!! Four in a day! You must feel so loved. Well done you, well deserved of course!

    Lexie

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    1. Thanks Lexie....people were generous.

      Amanda :-)

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  2. Hi Amanda! Congrats on your 4 awards!!
    :-) :-):-):-)
    Angeliki

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  3. Many congratulations on all your awards! You must have felt as if you were at the Oscars!
    June

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    1. and I didn't even have to dress up for it June :-)

      Many thanks for your comments

      Amanda :-)

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  4. Hi Amanda, Congratulations on your four awards!! Thank you for nominating me. Excuse me for not forwarding at this time. Don't think I'm ready to share all my secrets!!!! ;-)

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    1. Hello Trudy
      many thanks.

      That's fine Trudy ..

      Amanda :-)

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  5. Hi Amanda!
    Congratulations on all four awards! You have a wonderful blog that has earned special recognition. It is so interesting to read and the fact that you are from England and have lived in Spain for 37 years is fascinating. What took you to Spain?
    Thank you for your comments on my blog. In answer to your question about the color red...First off, it is my favorite color and I am always looking for things red to photograph. Secondly, red is a favorite for many Americans...I think because it's considered a friendly, outgoing color...and, one of the main colors in our flag.
    There are red barns that dot the landscape across the entire country. Red seems to be the traditional color to paint a barn.
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend, my friend!
    Blessings,
    Carolynn

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    1. True Love took me to Spain and the sun Carolynn...he also said he had a castle!!!

      many thanks for your comments
      enjoy your weekend

      Amanda :-)

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  6. Wow congratulations to you on 4 awards in a day, and very well deserved too!!!!
    Thankyou so much for nominating me, I havent been nominated for this award before so I will be very pleased to accept it!
    Have a great day!
    Gill xx

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    1. Hello Gill
      Thanks!

      Pleased you are pleased :-)

      and you...enjoy

      A x

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  7. Conratulations Amanda, very well deserved! With reference to question 1, on a boat trip back to Kos from Turkey, 3 dolphins suddenly appeared from nowhere, and swam around and under our boat for a while. Amazing experience! Have a lovely weekend, Claire

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    1. Hi Claire

      Grr! Lucky you someone should tell them I am a fan because I haven't seen one yet.

      A x

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  8. Dear Amanda, firstly....huge congratulations to you.:o) Your blog is full of sunshine (and I try to forget you live in the sunshine too whilst we get rained on here in Blighty!!), and a joy to read so well blooming deserved.

    Secondly...OH MY GOSH!!!!! I feel so honoured that you have nominated me....thank you so much, if you could see me now you would see me blushing (with NO makeup on...eugh!)...I'm not sure what I'm supposed to do now...I've never been nominated for an award before..advice please lovely lady. mwah mwah xxx

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    1. I've replied to you bu email Emma

      Amanda :-)

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  9. Hello Amanda, Congratulations! That must be some kind of record. Please do tell me you DID dress up to receive them and make your acceptance speech. It is nice to get to know you a little better through your answers.

    Thank you very much for the nomination, I'll post about it as soon as I get a chance.

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    1. Thanks Elaine.
      I dressed up in my nightie....much more comfy !!!! :-)

      Amanda :-)

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  10. Hello Amanda,and WELL DONE! on your awards and very well deserved may I say.
    I'm just off to look at those blogs you nominated.
    Hope you have a lovely weekend relaxing and doing what you love. :0)

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    1. Many thanks. Got Saturday off this weekend so going to the beach!!!!

      Amanda :-)

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  11. Hi Amanda and thank you so much.

    I've stopped accepting awards but thank you ever so - it was really, really lovely of you to think of me.

    I loved having a read of your list and 'congratulations' you.

    take care and have a lovely day,

    Nina xxx

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    1. Hello Nina,

      Thats fine.....I just enjoy reading and most particularly admiring your photos on your posts.

      Amanda :-)

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  12. Aww, thanks sweet girl! I accept you lovely award:) I am going out of town for the weekend but will try to pass this along. Have a wonderful weekend.
    xoxo
    Elyse @ Shabby Sweet Tea

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  13. Congratulations Amanda, I enjoyed reading all!
    Your posts are always soo cheery, must be all that sunshine!
    We saw the most wonderful dolphins along side our boat, whilst on holiday in Greece last year,magical won't ever forget...
    Wishing you a magical Friday...
    Maria x

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    1. Hello Maria,

      Thank for your comments.
      It is really unbelievable I am really keen to see Dolphins in the wild and when I consider all the travelling I have done and where I live, you'd think I would have seen one or a few by now. I mean I've seen sharks ,barracuda and whales but not dolphins tch!

      Amanda :-)

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  14. Congratulations, Amanda!!! :-)
    I really enjoyed reading about your 'favourites'. I feel like I know you better now!
    Happy weekend.....
    Carly
    x

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  15. Hi Amanda. The sewing machine I have is from John Lewis. It is. Cheap and so basic. I've had it for about 3 years now abd think I'm ready to progress to a better one soon. I like the look of a janome , again just a fairly basic one x

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    1. Hello LissyLou
      Thanks for this information. I have been reading reviews and Janome comes up as a very good sewing machine but a little on the expensive side. I am looking at a Brother and an Alpha but I'm still a bit lost.

      Amanda :-)

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    2. I'd say go simple. I wouldn't spend more than £100 xx

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    3. Thanks ....I'll take your advice A x

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  16. Thank you so much for my first award Amanda it's very kind of you... Now to figure out what to do with it..lol
    Thank you once again.
    Julie xx

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    1. hello Julie

      some bloggers find nominating 5 bloggers is sufficient....

      It's a pleasure

      Amanda :-)

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  17. Hi Amanda,

    Thanks so much for nominating me! You made me so happy!!

    Lexie

    x

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  18. Congratulations Amanda on being nominated for 4 awards! just proves how popular your lovely blog has become in such a short time, so well deserved x

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  19. Hi Amanda :) Thanks so much for paying my blog a visit and becoming my newest follower. I am pleased you did, as I can now follow your lovely blog in return :)
    A big congrats on the award, it was nice to know a bit about you..
    Enjoy a cup of PG tips tea and have a great weekend x
    Magie

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    1. Hello Magie
      Many thanks Magie....just about to get my PG shot and although I shouldn't have I have just got up ....lazy me....and the weekend looks like its going to be joyfully relaxing!!

      Amanda :-)

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  20. Thank you for your visit.
    Yes, I made ​​the fabric ornament in the window,
    if you like I can send you, of course without money.
    Send me EMAIL!

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I love to receive your comments and I read all of them. Unfortunately real life does get in the way sometimes, so as much as I would like to I cannot always reply to every comment, however I do my very best to keep in touch.

Amanda :-)

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