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.When we are out and about my camera goes with me and I take photos of anything that catches my eye;usually doors! 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!

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Weirdy and wierdy ....!


I feel despondent,dispirited,depressed,crestfallen (love that last word)!  booo......hooooo!!!

In fact I feel in a funny weird mood, a bit unsatisfied and tired. I also feel I'm not winning my battle to keep up with my blog-mates.
It shouldn't be like this as I do enjoy blogging ........so much!

Lets put it down to the weather shall we as the forecast is for more storms and the temperature is dropping, as you can see it does look as if its going to pelt down:

storm on its way in......



 coming from Valencia way over the Aitana mountain


Spain is not synonymous with sun and heat , 12 months a year ...it gets cold here and we have a winter. You don't get the cold rough weather like in the North of Spain and it never snows here in the city. However Alicante is on sea level.....and the damp and humidity really seeps into your bones when it gets cold.

I have nothing crafty wise to share with you that is completed except the massive amount of endless threads which I gave you a glimpse of in my last post and they have increased.!!!   grr!!!
I have some crochet makes done but they are to go in swaps and I really can't show them off until the recipient receives them. I am participating in two Christmas swaps, the Snowflake swap hosted by  at Kate at Granny taught me to crochet     and the Christmas Cracker swap hosted by Tracy at Mad about bags    .

As I have nothing completed I thought I'd give you a few glimpses of bits and bobs I never got to use or I've put to one side to use for a future make which I don't know about yet.
They are those bits and bobs one sees and just have to make to see what they are like completed.
I am sure you know what I mean!




Enjoy your Sunday!!!


Amanda :-)



33 comments:

  1. Oooh, those clouds do look very stormy. No rain here as yet, but it is a bit grey today.

    Hope you're feeling brighter now - soon be Spring!

    Penny
    x

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  2. Your work is lovely Amanda.

    It is wet wet wet here in Ireland too.

    I hope your weather improves soon and as Pearly Queen says it
    will soon be Spring.

    I don't mind rain or storms but I do mind ice and snow
    especially on the roads :(

    Wishing you a Sunny Sunday

    Fiona

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  3. We've had big storms and rain here in the uk too, however today, I'm sat in a warm conservatory, with blue skies and sunshine! You can only do what you can do! Relax a bit and don't worry too much about finishing things.....just enjoy creating! :)

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  4. Ahhh Amanda, I do recognize your mood, not a favourite of mine to possess either. Will be posting about a Granny Square late today for a friend who is doing a fund raiser, hope you will be able to participate :) ... keep those bones warm and dry.

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    1. Hi Cindy

      Will look out for that post!

      Thanks for popping in and leaving your comments

      keep well

      A xx

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  5. I know just how you're feeling Amanda, I start to feel like this as soon as the dark nights draw in. Try to think of good things coming up, I have started making small things which finish quickly to give as gifts, and I'm tying to forget about all the wips that need finishing haha, have a lovely Sunday sending a big hug to cheer you up.xxx

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  6. Ooh I love storm clouds, the look so powerful! Loving your bits and bobs of makes too Amanda!
    Victoria xx

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    1. Many thanks for visiting my blog and for your comments

      keep well

      Amanda :-)

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  8. Amanda, I feel your weather is very much like Florida, it is warm and sunny so much of the time, but when the temperature drops it is very cold and damp. So it ends up feeling much colder than it is.... I love the storm clouds, beautiful.
    Hugs to you,
    MEredith

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  9. It's the weather!!! So don't give more importance than it deserves!!! It happens even to me!!! Enjoy your crocheting!!!
    xxx Ale

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    1. I'm sure you are right Ale...I'll heed your advice then.

      keep well

      Amanda :-)

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  10. It's a bits and bobs kind of day....be kind to yourself. xxx

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    1. ahhh bless you Lucy!!! You know the right thing to say!!!

      A xx

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  11. Amanda, I can feel your "pain." Not only is it dark by 4:30, but the storms here have us just soaked. I try not to complain, because of all the people who went Hurricane Sandy on the east coast, this is minimal. I have so much work to complete, but I have to say, I'm behind and feeling even more stressed. But, I also know, after losing my Kelly, that stressing over little things is silly and I try to see the blessings of all my blogging friends that make me smile and keep me grounded. Instead, be happy...you are loved, XOXO

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  12. Amanda, those storm clouds look scary. We have been having wonderful weather here, very unusual for November. But the cold and grey are coming. I think it's the storm clouds that have your mood changing. Crocheting can be a great help for that. Snuggle up, light some candles and crochet away.

    Hugs,
    Sharon

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  13. Hi Amanda, I know what you mean about keeping up with blogging friends.I sometimes think it's getting harder and harder. I love to read and comment but it is increasingly taking up lots of time that I dont really have at the moment!

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  14. Hope you're starting to feel bit better now, it's not a nice feeling. I love seeing others bits and pieces, some very pretty thing there :) x

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  15. Your work is lovely Amanda.The weather is'nt good here in Athens!Feeling a little bit like you!!Thank you for your lovely comment!Yes!All the creations with decoupage are all mine!!I do the photography too!Wishing you a great week!
    Dimi..

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  16. Definitely the weather. Stay strong. Think of all the lovely creations you are going to make with your bits and bobs.
    Love from Mum
    xx

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  17. I have gotten to the point where I do not worry if I don't blog for a while. I suppose I should be more motivated, but I have decided not to let it bother me. Love your bits and bobs.

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  18. Dear Amanda...i feel exactly the same way...i love blogging but i just cant seem to keep up with it...i do try though...the weather in Greece is like that too and it doesnt help at all with my mood swings and all the pregnacy changes my body goes through...
    your photos are amazing and i really like your work!!!
    have a great great week!!!!
    xxxx

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  19. Hi Amanda! In India too there are occasional storms in Coastal areas but otherwise it is a warm country except in the Himalayan regions! There is no threat of melt down or global warming unless Indian ocean throws it's wrath upon us :). May be you can start making crochet Noah's Ark to get over the weird feeling. Just kidding!:)

    Bits and bobs! I guess must be a story at every crochet lover's home:) I have many too. Just think from their perspective, they might be feeling devoid of love and attention ! Poor chaps !! May be, once a month we can observe a ' love the bits and bobs day' and pick one of them to the stage of completion!:)

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  20. Hello Preeti,
    Not a bad idea at all!!!

    thanks for visting

    A xx

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  21. I wouldn't worry, we all go through blog-drought days and stormy weather days. Your photos of the storm coming up are very dramatic. It is difficult this time of the year when we are all crafting like crazy but can not show anything for it coz the recipients may see the photos!

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  22. What a lovely crochet bunch!! I know how you feel about keeping up with blog friends. I am not winning at all as well. But I keep trying. Have a lovely weekend, sweetheart. xx

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  23. Hope the storm has passed and you're feeling better today :-)
    Love your bits & bobs, it's good to know that someone else out there has these kind of days too. Hugs xx

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  24. Thanks for stopping by my blog, I will try and get a picture of the reindeer skirt! Hope you are feeling better now and the sun starts shining xxx

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  25. Love your collection of bits and bobs. Hope they find their way into something soon! Maybe the bit of wind will blow away those crestfallen feelings?

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  26. Wow wonderful pictures from Valencia...
    And I have to say that your all doilies are so beautiful. I wish I had known to make crochet doily.. Mt dear grandmother known it so well but I did not want to learn as It is so hard..:))
    Foolish me..:)
    All your handworks are gorgeous dear my friend..
    All good days..:))

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  27. I think we're all suffering a bit from the shortening days, there's so much less light even when the sun shines, and of course for most of us it hasn't lately!

    Hope you're feeling cheerier now ... do you light candles in the evening, that and fairy lights always works for me

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  28. Hello Annie

    Hello Annie,
    Many thanks for visiting.
    I do light candles and in fact one every evening. Its on my coffee table and it has a light perfume that I love. It makes me feel snug and cosy.
    It was a passing moment and I feel ME again as I said it just must have been the weather its so dismal.

    Keep well

    Amanda :-)

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  29. Hi Amanda,
    I can see why you might feel a little weirded out with those huge dark clouds looming! I'd imagine you had quite a fierce storm. We have had some terrible storms lately. Power outages and high winds. Tonight we were without electricity for three hours. Thus, I am up later tryinng to get my blogging caught up.

    Just look at all the beautiful crochet. I love to crochet. I tried knitting a year ago and enjuoyed it. Unfortunately, I didn't pick it up for a couple months and I had totally forgotten how. I guess I'll just stick with crochet.

    I hope you are feeling a little bit chipper, my friend.
    Blessings across the many miles,
    Carolynn xxx

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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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