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!

Friday, 11 January 2013

Giving a mention


 Here we go straight back and into the week from Hell....busy is the target language this week...me and everyone else and we are so,so stressed out ...its has to be post- Christmas Holidays depression.

Never mind though my blog my saviour!!!! :-)

I thought I'd try to add a mention about new blogs that are now lovely followers due to my recent giveaway and are under a 100 followers.  I'm going to start with Lisa at Crafty Lisa  she is new to blogging but she isn't new ...how about that for a contradiction.... she has been blogging since 2011 and she has 1 follower ....me! I think she needs a helping hand where getting to know other craft bloggers are concerned.
 I've been reading her latest post about her crocheted scarf made using crocodile stitch .... now she's got me there as I've never done crocodile stitch nor heard of it before. Lisa has made her scarf in variegated colours which are quite startling and lovely but as she has used this crocodile stitch as well it gives it a distinct layer -3D look to it. Very nice indeed!
All you generous -wonderful bloggers ... do pop in and see Lisa when you have time.

            
We were out last Sunday for our usual walk and it was such an incredibly beautiful sunny day even if the wind was icy cold. That's the way of it here,so much light a photographer's paradise and why it is known as the City of Light. We were up in the Ereta park again (our favourite haunt) looking down over the city.  After all these years living here in Alicante City it had never struck me the amount of Domes that are scattered across the city....it is in fact heavily populated with these numerous domes of all shapes and sizes. Camera in hand I decided to do a Dome photo shoot and here are the results:

 This is my favourite I think but its hard to choose from so many :-)  This is on the top of someones home...lovely building.

Lets see  photo 1,2 & 3 are churches  and the 4th is a convent.



Nº 1 is a private house ,2 is a church,3  St Nicholas Cathedral and 4th one of the domes on Santa Maria Church.

One of the domes on the Carbonell house facing the port. This mansion was owned by Enrique Carbonell, a textile manufacturer in the early 20th century, but it has now been converted into luxurious apartments.
 Mini dome on the Castle railings...I just liked it!


on the top of someones house.....a very small version.  There are many more but enough of domes :-)

have a great weekend


Amanda :-)






41 comments:

  1. Great photos, Amanda. I'm a bit jealous of all of that lovely light you've got there. It's foggy and dark here at the moment! I'm going to go over to visit Lisa's blog now :)

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  2. Hi Amanda,
    So sorry to hear that you've had a stressful week. I hope that the weekend will be kinder to you, and give you lots of resting/crafting time.....
    Carly
    x

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    1. Hello Carly
      Thanks for visiting. Work tomorrow morning until 2:00pm and then I plan to do ....nothing at all until Monday...just a lot of sofaing!!!

      A xx

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  3. Hi Amanda, Thanks for sharing the wonderful photos. The domes are beautiful, what a great place to live. Thanks for the heads up about Lisa blog. I'll certainly be popping over to have a look. Hope your weekend is peaceful.
    Take care. Ali x


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  4. I like your dome pictures. It's fun to see what others see in their daily life around the world. Hope you have a better week coming up!

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  5. Great photographs!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  6. Really great pics, Amanda. Have a lovely, restful weekend and hope next week is sooo much better. Going to hop over to see Lisa now too :-)
    xx

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  7. Have a great weekend and I hope next week is much less stressful for you! :) x

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  8. Amanda you had this post "dome" pat. *Smile*

    "Just Me"

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  9. Hi Amanda, Lisa's blog is lovely and I do like that scarf. I do like your dome pictures I think they are beautiful. Hope you have a better week next week, have a lovely weekend :)

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  10. Now following Lisa :) I never can get tired of saying that you live in incredibly beautiful place!

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  11. Wow Amanda, you have captured some fantastic shots. It happens so often that we just don't notice the beautiful things around us in our daily busy life. Thanks for the reminder to "stop and smell the roses". Will pop in at Lisa's soon. :) Spain is high up on my list of places to visit and now I feel that I have already "visited" Alicante, thanks to you.
    Love

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  12. Hi Amanda, how lucky are you to have such beautiful things to see on your walk, I popped over and followed Lisa, and I'm following you, look forward to seeing where this year takes you.

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  13. Hello Shirley
    Many thanks for visiting and for your comments. I do count myself lucky to live in such a beautiful place but I also have to admit I hold a special place deep down inside me too for Somerset where I come from. Britain also has some beautiful places that I miss lots.

    keep well

    Amanda :-)

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  14. Hi again Amanda just popped to say hello! Also popped by Lisa's blog too.Happy New Year!

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    1. Happy New Year Anne....thanks for visiting :-)

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  15. Hope your 2013 is a wonderful year :) Will go and say hi to Lisa. xx

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  16. Many thanks Cheryl...wishing you the same :-)

    A xx

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  17. Oh my goodness, I love the photos of the Domes, gorgeous, just gorgeous. Yes back at work this past week for me too and soooooo busy, am doing the job of two as one is on holidays still and helping one of the boys who cannot use his writing hand at the moment, so I am his writing hand. I crashed yesterday with a horrid headache and grumpy tired to boot. Cheering myself up today with blogs, crochet and coffee.
    xxxooo Sandi

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  18. Seeing your abundance of domes makes me realize the lack of said around me! Thanks for posting, Amanda. I am off now to check out your new friends's crocodile stitch :) xx from Gracie

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  19. I love the photos this week Amanda
    they are great.

    I will certainly pop over to your friend's blog and have a look

    Wishing you a happy weekend.

    x Fiona

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  20. Lovely pictures Amanda, and thanks for the heads up on Lisa, what an amazing scarf she is making. Hugs to you, Meredith

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  21. Loving the pictures of the domes Amanda, i can't believe i didn't see your giveaway, some how or another I haven't been following your blog, which is strange because i was reading all your posts whilst we were swapping! but never mind i am back now and will make sure I don't miss anything else. xx

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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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