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!

Saturday, 28 September 2013

Following Yarndale and OUR bunting!



 SIX THOUSAND TRIANGLES!!!!!

This is to congratulate and thank Lucy the Queen of Colour at Attic24 for her initiative,her marvellous idea and the arduous undertaking of setting up a handmade yarn bunting to be displayed at Yarndale being held TODAY in Yorkshire in England.
A bunting made and sent in from crafters from all over the WORLD.


sharing from the Yarndale facebook page 28th Sept 2013

What a tremendous success!  What a great way to bring people together.


sharing from the Yarndale facebook page 28th Sept 2013
There we are peeps representing and participating in colour our unity for yarn,crafts and the handmade. We herald our love for yarn,our love for colour, our love for beauty and demonstrating that craft breaks the language barrier because that bunting is a message that can be understood by all.

What does it say to you?


I feel so good inside to see it,I feel just a little bit of me is there, I feel I belong,I feel the admiration of thousands of yarn lovers admiring OUR bunting!!!!   I feel it is a tremendous achievement to have brought together so many many people through the creation of this bunting.


I am also going to commiserate with those peeps ,like my self, who cannot visit Yarndale today 
We who have to view and glean what is happening in Yarndale from afar can do so hoping that a photo or two may appear on the following blogs or facebook pages:

 If I find any other appropriate links I'll post more throughout the day.

Being very selfish can I just remind you this is my participation,my set of bunting triangles and I really don't know if it arrived safely and if it is being displayed with the rest...I can just imagine and hope it is.

Should you be at Yarndale today and see the fishes,whale,sun and beach on blue bunting please send or post a photo.    I shall love you forever :-)

I wonder if this will be the longest Yarn bunting in the world????    If it is it should be registered in the Guinness Book of records!
I WISH!

Wishing all you Yarndalers a great time!

Amanda :-)

38 comments:

  1. I can't be there either ... But would love to be. Great post Amanda

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  2. Don't you just wish all of your favorite blogging friends could pop over to Yarndale and visit. I wish I could be there but will have to live through our blogging friends who actually get to go.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  3. Exactly Mere ..it is all we can do isn't it? Make the best of it and that is why I decided to write this blog.
    A xx

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  4. Great post Amanda!!!!
    I think I'm one of the " far far far away" participants .....I would love to be there, too!!!!
    xxxxx Ale

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  5. I'm with Meredith on this one - how much fun would that be... I think we need to try and organize that for next year!
    I sooo badly wanted to make the trip north, but alas in the end it just wasn't to be :-(
    Have a happy weekend
    xx

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    1. Totally agree with you Gilly.....we have a year to get it organised :-)

      A x

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  6. I'm in England but not going but I'll be thinking of everyone and will be looking forward to all the reports and pics. I've scanned the bunting for yours but couldn't see it. I'm sure it's in there somewhere.
    Love from Mum
    xx

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    1. Thanks Mum! I agree they must be there somewhere but I'm looking and looking but I still haven't seen them tch!!

      A xx

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  7. I bet it was a real sight to see Amanda and it must be great knowing that some of your crafty work is amongst it all.

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  8. How exciting! I also sent a triangle or two and would love to see them in person but would settle for a picture. :-). I'm sure fun times will be enjoyed by all who are there and we can enjoy it too through their posts.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  9. Beautiful words....you have summed up how I feel about it very well!
    I have taken lots of pics and we also had a yarndale photogrpaher there yesterday as we will be showing LOTS of images over the coming weeks. The bunting does look AWESOME!
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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    1. Hello Lucy Thank you so much for sparing the time to visit my blog and also leave a comment there. I can imagine you are absolutely shattered after the excitement of Yarndale. That excitement is practically palpable too on blogland ,everyone is talking about Yarndale and the bunting…what a success! You were right there have been loads of photos displayed on blogs and Facebook pages and finally I have seen my bunting triangles. It is incredible they were there right beside you in the photo (courtsey of Linda at Lindacraftycorner.com) ……you in your beautifully decorated corner surrounded by crochet loveliness sitting by the table. They were among all the others displayed on that table ….all in a row ….the sun the beach,the fishes and the whale … Fabulous!! I have added those photos to another post which I posted today. I am also hearing from other bloggers how happy they are to actually be able to see their bunting triangles too due to all the photos that are being displayed online.
      I think the bunting has helped to put Yarndale on the map :-)
      I am determined to visit next year no matter what and in fact there are numerous bloggers talking of setting up a reunion of craft bloggers to coincide with the dates for next year's Yarndale. Isn't that thrilling?
      Keep well


      Amanda

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  10. Well said Amanda. I did send some also, but I'm not sure if it go there. I do feel connected , as you mentioned to so many strong women and feel we all have one great thing in common... The love we all have for crafting. I love your buntings and just the thought of being able to be there would've been bliss.
    Enjoy your day and this great experience for all of us 💜

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  11. That is amazing Amanda. It says to me: a small idea can become a great craft thing with the help of others

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  12. Nicely summed up Amanda. Oflate in blogland I have got to read so much about Yarndale and buntings. Its quite exciting to read. An opportunity to be amidst craft lovers. But alas, very far away from this hub of activities. Atleast, I am happy I am able to see pics and read about this exciting event! Thanks for sharing

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  13. I sent & I went & I found some of my bunting :) Yarndale was fab, I went with my knitting group friends & we loved it :)

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    1. Congratulations that you found your bunting...I have just seen mine via photos posted in blogland by Linda at Linda's crafty corner. A fabulous event so wish I could have been there. Thank you for visiting!!

      A :-)

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  14. I didn't even know that Yarndale existed!!! Thank you for posting about it and putting it on my radar. Jx

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  15. Thanks for all the links, Amanda! I will be looking for your triangles. I think it is so neat that you and some of my other blogging friends made triangles and sent them in :) I appreciate your creative efforts!!
    Gracie xx

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  16. I'm going to try to go next time ... let's all meet up!

    Love Claire xxx

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  17. Wow, they look great don't they! Glad you found yours, lovely, lovely, lovely! :) x

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  18. Hi Amanda
    Just popped back to let you know that your bunting has been much admired. As it was so special, I kept it out of the main strings and added it to my table display in the knit n natter lounge so that it could be seen close up. Everyone LOVED the details, so thank you very much. Much love Lucexxxxxxx

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    1. Thank you so much for calling back into my blog and for your lovely comments. That was very considerate of you. I have seen even more photos now from many different blogs that are featured on the Yarndale fb page. Yarndale has certainly caused a stir! Through those photos I was able to see the rest of the bunting on your table and to also admire other very decorative splendid makes. keep well Amanda xx

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  19. Grandioso!Questa è la strada giusta, quella che ci unisce senza muoverci da casa !
    Maddalena

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    1. Hello Maddalena
      Thank you for visiting my blog and for your kind comment. I certainly agree with you it is the very best way. The feeling of unity through craft whether it is crochet,knitting or other. It is a fantastic feeling and quite amazing really. I often say to myself how can I possibly feel so near to these bloggers and enjoy their virtual company so much and I don't even know them personally! However it is fact and not fiction!
      keep well

      Amanda :-)

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  20. Even though I wasn't physically there, I am glad I was represented by 10 triangles. You summed up my feeling perfectly..."just a little bit of me is there, I feel I belong,I feel the admiration of thousands of yarn lovers admiring OUR bunting!!!" OUR bunting looks amazing! Im off to snoop around your little corner...have a great day.

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    1. Hello Robbie
      Thank you so much for visiting and for your kind comments . A really amazing event and I hope not to miss it next year. I'm going to pop over to your blog now and have a peek.

      keep well

      Amanda :-)

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  21. Hi - we did go and yes we did have a brill time and you would have loved it and I actually got to natter - briefly - with Lucy, she must have been exhausted by the end of it all as she seem to do non stop chat and give advice and tutorials all the time we were there! And I SAW YOUR BUNTING! x

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  22. Lucky Lucky you!!! I have thoroughly enjoyed all the photos I found on numerous blogs and also Lucy's account of the arduous preparation for the event. I nearly nearly felt as if I was there but not quite!!! Really really must go next year. Fantastic so glad you saw my bunting. I really broadcasted it to everyone I was determined I was going to get to see it somehow and that paid off . What a hyper hyper day it must have been for Lucy I should think she is still unwinding!
    Thank you for visiting :-) A xx

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  23. Is your whale in here?

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-AnIS-1n_2nM/Ukg6nwmRBwI/AAAAAAAAENk/Nns0Qf5b46c/s1600/DSCF4099.JPG

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  24. Hello Kimberly
    Thank you for visiting my blog. It is at the back by the blue triangle with a sun in the middle.

    keep well

    Amanda :-)

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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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