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!

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

diverted to the rubbish!!!!

  

SOME BLOGGY FRIENDS ARE TELLING ME THEY GET MY REPLIES IN THEIR SPAM FOLDER!!! PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDER AS I HAVE SENT REPLIES AND COMMENTED ON SEVERAL BLOGS  THIS LAST WEEK AND YESTERDAY also,HOWEVER IF ITS GONE INTO THE SPAM FOLDER YOU MAY NOT have NOTICED!!!
I HAVE NO IDEA WHY THIS IS! 
 I receive some of your mail in my spam folder too. 

IT is a P.I the B!!!

Amanda )-:



You know when the summer fun is coming to an end ......
 and that is when the Residents association where I live organize a giant paella or rather this year two biggish paellas!!!
It's the closure event of all the summer activities that have been organized throughout the summer months just after the Residents Association's party which is always held the last four days of August.




No it isn't Sr P but a neighbour's husband who has been in charge of cooking one of the paellas and does it extremely well .
 I never tire of eating paella it is a delicious, very traditional meal frequently eaten here. In this part of the Valencian region the paella is usually made with shellfish or fish but when you have to feed so many its best to make a chicken paella.


 This was paella Nº 2 and it was wonderful washed down with a glass of chilled white wine....mmmm! 
I won't bother showing you more photos of this event as all we did afterwards was loll around with full tummies and finish off the wine and then creep up to our apartment for a siesta. It was much too hot to do anything else. :-)

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Five W.I.P is a bit much,don't you think?   I am really having to control myself with the distractions. I am pretty sure you know what I mean when I say distractions!   Pinterest is great but its got a lot to blame for my distractions and so does Raverly and bloggy friends who flash (in the very nicest sense of the word) their makes on their blogs for all to drool over ...me being a Nº 1 fan of course!!!
I have finally completed my Autumn Glory swap bits which I feel rather pleased with and now I just have to send  them to Helen from Moonstruckcreations  my swap partner. I cannot tell you what the swap bits are of course or show them to you that must wait until Helen receives her parcel :-)

I thought though I'd show you these two makes that I sent to Lucy at  Lucy in the sky 
as part of the Tea swap.  I haven't heard from Lucy for a couple of months but her blog is still on line so I think she must have had to go away from blogland for a bit. I just hope all is well and she'll be back with us again when she can.

So here's to showing off.....

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Heart Keyring

front
Actually I can't remember which is front or back!!!


A real fun make!!!   Crochet Yumptious!!!


Finally hello to my new follower....thank you for visiting and do feel you can leave a comment here at anytime :-)


Amanda :-)













16 comments:

  1. Nice blog, i will come back soon. visit me back please

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  2. Lovely crochet - I am missing doing the hooky stuff but until I have finished knitting my husband's jersey - I shall slog over the knitting pins! Those are HUGE paella dishes! Wow

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  3. I live in Valencia, and I have to tell you that your paella looks great. Kisses from Spain

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  4. Yummy food, good times and very cute crochet. The cake looks scrumptious.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  5. Good morning Amanda!I have never ate paella but it looks really delicious! The same i could say about your cupcake :))

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  6. Good Morning Amanda, Every time I visit your blog, I always smile when I see your wonderful banner... the photograph is amazing.
    I love Paella, although I have never been to Spain, I have made it myself, but not in one of those fabulous traditional paella pans.
    I love your heart crochet, it is so sweet... I adore hearts and use them alot in my applique work and embroidery. The crocheted muffin with the cherry on the top, looks good enough to eat.
    Enjoy your cooler weather.
    Best Wishes
    Daphne

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  7. The paella looks lovely and sounds wonderful with a glass of wine.
    I love both your makes. I thought the keyring was really pretty and then
    I moved down and saw the cupcake, its amazing. Have a lovely week.
    Ali x

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  8. Mmmmmmmm! I can almost smell that paella from here - and it's making my tummy rúmble!!!
    Carly
    x

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  9. Tis funny Amanda that my friends & I just seen a huge Paella Pan for sale on our Road Trip last Thurs, and here I see one in use. Sounds like all had fun. x

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  10. You're making me hungry, and I've just had lunch! Great little swap! :) x

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  11. Looks like a great time!!! I think ORLANDO on your side bar is so handsome! Im knitting up a storm these days.....baby blanket is over the 50 yard line

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  12. Mmmmmm. That paella looks so good! You must have a great group of neighbors. Kind of like us here at the lake. We like to get together and share whatever we've brought to eat. Love the heart and cupcake. So sweet and look almost good enough to eat.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  13. So nice that you have a residents paella party at the end of summer.......I love those huge paella pans and it looks delicious! Your crochet heart and cupcake are so pretty, Amanda!
    Helen x

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  14. Loving your makes Amanda. The paella also looks fab too!!

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  15. I love the crochet heart key ring .. very cute!

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  16. Now that is some paella!!! And crochet cupcake for pud ;) Well, it looks good enough to eat!

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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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