Crafty in the Med

I'm here to enjoy meeting other bloggers and to share my ideas,thoughts and projects. I love to crochet,cross stitch and embroidery but I'm keen to try new crafts too. usic and I love to sing! I belong to a local choir. 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 read lots......sci´fi/fantasy,buried treasure, and off world adventures. I have a passion for history! I walk and walk and walk about 10 months per year during the hot months I swim.

Monday, 23 July 2012

All about LOVELY!

How lovely!!! I'd like to thank Angeliki  who nominated me for the Cool Blog award and Kate who nominated me for the One Lovely Blog award.  Thank you so much!
If you haven't visited their blogs before, do make sure you pop in and say hello.

The rules for the One Lovely Blog award are as follows:
Thank the person/persons who nominated you
Share 7 things about yourself
Nominate some blogs that you admire. we go....
1.I love singing! I feel so much better after a good sing song which I usually do while I clean the house,or prepare a meal or drive my car.
2. I'm a tea addict I cannot do without tea.
3. I love to read fantasy and science fiction novels or films and anything to do with treasure arqueological dig...historical mysteries.
4.I want an intelligent dog but Willie the cat won't allow it.
5. I would love to visit Myanmar,my father told me so much about it. 
6.I don't like underground parking lots.  
7.I miss blackberry picking!

I wish to nominate these young blogs for the Lovely Blog award not because they are any better than any of the other blogs I follow or read but because they are mostly under 100 followers  and of course they also have LOVELY blogs:
Please do not worry should you not like to follow this on and nominate other blogs for this award. I shall not be offended at all as it is totally up to you should you wish to do so.

Hello and welcome to my new follower Sharon Braxton please send me your blog link as I can't follow it through.


  1. Congratulations on your two awards Amanda, very well deserved :)

  2. Great minds think alike, dear Amanda! I was on my way over to read your new post when up popped your cheerful comment. First things first, congratulations on your award; I'm sure there will be more on their way soon. Secondly, I like you. It's just a feeling but I'm going with it.

    Right, down to business. I would be overjoyed to make you a liebre. You don't have to go through Etsy as I have already made special orders which were in the end also paid via good ol' Paypal. I do have a few to make but I'm more than happy to burn the midnight oil a little for your sister. I have so many ideas buzzing around my head but if you have a preference for certain colours, for example then I would love to hear from you. Try letting me know this week, please, so that I can start getting my thinking cap on. We are off on holiday mid August but I can try to get it done before then.

    Right, I will stop rambling. I hope that helps.

    Warmest wishes from beautifully sunny France.


  3. Amanda, I don't have a blog yet. I'm still trying to decide if I have anything worth saying or sharing. I'm a 61 year old Grandmother who loves to read blogs and enjoys seeing everything each person does. I guess I'm basically nosy (LOL) Thanks for the welcome.

  4. Congrats on your Awards! ... well deserved!

  5. Hi Amanda, what a sweetie you are, thanks for nominating little ole me for such an award! I'm flattered as I sit at my computer thousands and thousands of miles away, knowing that someone thought of me. It might take me a couple of days to think of my reply as I'm in a bit of a blogging-funk at the mo, something to do with winter I think!! Sally xx

  6. Hi Amanda, Congratulations on your two awards. You certainly have a lovely beautiful blog. Thank you for passing the Lovely Blog Award to me. It is so sweet and kind of you. I agree with Sally that it feels nice and warm to know that someone across the seven seas is thinking of you. I will certainly work on passing on the award but till then I will visit all the other blogs you have nominated. Thank you once again you have made my day.
    Love from India

    1. Hi Sangeetha
      Very glad you liked it! I'm just around the corner really or virtually speaking.....I speak more to my followers than I do to my neighbour!!!

      A xx

  7. Amanda, I have created a blog. It's pretty plain and simple right now but hopefully, that will change as I learn more about blogging.

    Here is the link. Any help you can give me will be very much appreciated.

    Thanks, Sharon

  8. Congratulations on the awards - well deserved! hank you so much for passing on to me :) xxx

  9. Hi Amanda, I am happy to send Mum's Bloggy Blanket Chain out to you, if you are happy to post it back to Mummyhen in the UK.

    I haven't received it yet but if you email your details to, I will do it as soon as I can.

    Well Done on all the lovely awards.

    Thanks Arwedd xx

  10. Congratulation's on your award, Amanda!!

  11. Oh you are so popular Amanda...not one but TWO awards....wit woo to you :o)

    Did you know that we have sunshine in Blighty today...proper warm and sunny, thank goodness :o) xx

    1. I shouldn't say I told you so,,,,but I WILL he! he!

      Enjoy Emma

      A xx

  12. Congratulations - well deserved!

  13. Hi Amanda,
    congratulations on your awards. Well deserved you have a lovely blog. Thanks for sharing your 7 facts. Your right there's nothing better than a sing song. Ali x

  14. Well done on the awards and thank you so much lovely for passing the lovely award onto me!!
    xoxo Sandi

  15. Look at you girl! Two awards, getting close to 100 followers, and a giveaway coming up!
    Woohooo! I have Blackberries growing wild in my yard. Wish you were here to help me pick them!

    1. and make a blackberry tart with pop in then :-)

      A xx

  16. Congratulations on the awards...not sure why I deserve one but thank you for nominating me! Fiona xx

    1. Hi Fiona,
      thanks for your comments pls see reply on your blog.

      A xx

  17. Hi Amanda

    I'm away for a week and you get two awards - well done you!

    Fantastic blog, lovely reading and well deserve award.

    I will have a look at the other blogs you mentioned too.

    Happy Thursday.

    x Fiona

  18. hallo..congratulations about the awards
    i leave you another comment some days ago , i can't find it..did you delete, it???why???


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