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!

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Much of a muchness



It has been a tedious last two weeks with boring incidents which I'm not going to go into because they aren't the most exciting things to talk about....lets just say if I were to take notes about my last two weeks. They would probably look like this
  • health ,swollen painful legs,ER from 11am to 6pm ....DVT scare,only a scare ,injections for 30 days,trying to fit in work with daily visit to nurse for injections, no service at weekends except ER,looking for someone,found,injections covered for weekend, thank you daughter of a friend, seven days later still painful but better,support stockings fall down,looking forward to having a leg back!
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Is it something I said?


Lost 4 of my followers... or rather they have left me and it can't be what I've said more like because I haven't and don't say much.... Let it be known I would like to but it seems this is the way it is going to be for the present dear bloggers . I lurk and read lots though :-)



R.I.P to Paco de Lucia ...fabulous guitarist

Listen to this ...

wonderful!!!!!    Concierto of Aranjuez!!!!



Bit more stash busting . Bear Beanie for another great niece! Although I have tweaked here and there the basic pattern is from Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let’s crochet!" found here







Latest PuddyNews!  Orange has gone to Holland to his new forever home. He is a very lucky lad because he is in the best of homes...a vet's home!!!    

I'll be broadcasting details of a new puddy cat looking for a loving forever home pretty soon.
I have loads to choose from!  

OK Updating .........Josh my March cat is now displayed here at the top of my page. Good luck Josh.....with all the lovely bloggers out there in blogland I am sure you'll find a fantastic family soon :-)


Amanda :-)





34 comments:

  1. Hope you get better soon. I don't know about other followers but I'll still be here when you post. Sue

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    1. Hello Susan

      Thank you so much for visiting.

      That is so nice of you…:-)


      Have you got a blog Susan? I can't see a link to it.

      Keep well

      Amanda

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  2. Hope you're much better Amanda!!!The followers,comes and goes!You cares!!!
    Have a lovely week!!
    Dimi...

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  3. Oh Amanda, I'm so sorry to hear about your leg but very grateful that you've been able to find a way to take care of he problem. Your hat is so sweet looking. Maybe keep the leg up and crochet??!
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  4. R.I.P Paco de Lucia indeed ... a great has gone.

    Hope you get that leg back soon!

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    1. Many thanks Annie!
      It is a great loss and he was only 66 years old. The only consolation is that his music will make him live on!

      A x

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  5. Amanda I hope you heal extremely fast

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    1. Thanks Tami. I'm on the mend ...it just annoys me as I don't like feeling not me!

      A x

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  6. Oh Amanda, I'm so sorry to hear about your condition!!!! Really hope you get well soon!!!!!
    xxxxxxx Ale

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    1. Thanks Ale........do so love your clown badges and necklace!!

      A x

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  7. So sorry to read that you've been poorly - that sounds sore! Hope you're up & about & feeling lots better soon. Don't worry about the followers coming & going, remember it's your space and you shouldn't feel any pressure about it. We all have times when we blog furiously and others when we just take time out to read & stalk :-) Such is life - and I for one always enjoy your posts. Love & hugs xx

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    1. Thanks Gilly!
      It used to bug me quite a bit at the beginning when followers went away but it doesn't really now so much. As you rightly say it is after all my space. In all truth I think it is a bit of my own conscious reminding me I haven't been keeping my blogfriends´ interaction up to par which makes me suspect this is the cause of disappearing followers.

      Thanks for visiting

      A x

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  8. Lovely Amanda...best wishes that your leg is back in full working order very soon...x
    I don't get to post half as much as I'd like to but enjoy it when I do which is the most important thing (and always enjoy visiting!)
    Oh, fingers crossed that dear little Orange finds a home soon...he really is so sweet...x
    Love your little crochet hat!
    Happy Thursday,
    Susan x

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  9. I do hope your leg and other problems are better soon.
    Don't worry about losing followers ... I have had many come and go ...
    LOVE that hat! So cute.
    M x

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  10. {{Amanda}} Hope your leg soon gets better. Best wishes, Pj x

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    1. Hello Pj
      Thanks…it has to get better soon!!! I can't do all that I have to do without a leg….. LOL!

      Thanks for visiting :-)

      A x

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  11. Huzzah that the gorgeous Orange has found a home - I wish I could adopt ALL the Spanish Stray Cats because they are all so needy, but Orange was a firm favourite!
    Pouf! to Followers who come and go. They don't count! It's us Faithful Ones that are important (grin!)...I think that people forget that there is such a thing as Real Life that sometimes gets in the way of blogging! I hope that your health issues are soon sorted and that you find things to keep you stash-busting! I'm still knitting wobbly blankets for the cats that Orange left behind him!

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    1. Hello Alison

      Ha!!! I laughed at this……Pouf!!! To Followers and you have given me an idea I think I'm going to start another blog roll list called The Faithful Ones(returned grin!)

      My next focus cat will be Josh ….such a sweetie! I just feel like picking them all up and hugging them and giving them loads of love!!! The SS are doing such a great job I just don't know how they manage as there are so many cats to home!


      A x

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  12. Hello Amanda I'm so sorry to hear about your leg and all the hospital visits and injections....I hope it will soon be completely better. Love the sweet bear beanie hat, your crochet makes are always so wonderful. So glad the kitty found a home!
    Sending love.
    Helen xox

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  13. Just read this Amanda as I have been out of action for the past week too, I'm slowly trying to catch up. I hope you are on the mend it all sounds rather horrid and painful, as for the lost followers it happens to me all the time, It could be that they aren't blogging any more, or maybe have started following in a different way. I'm so glad Kittie has found a new home, take care! xx

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  14. Bless your heart! DVT is pretty painful. I wish you a speedy recovery. Don't worry about followers, the number never matters the quality does.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  15. I'm so sorry you have been going through a rough patch, Amanda :( I too, hope you make a speedy recovery! I have wondered about just deleting my followers gadget, and just keeping my blog roll. I love having contact with my blogging friends, family, and friends, but most of my family and friends are not followers, so I know I have followers who aren't followers if that makes any sense. Anyhow, what keeps me going in part is the contact I have with folks whether they admit to following or not....is that convoluted thinking or what :) Wishing you continued success with the kitty care, and enjoying seeing your latest creative make for your niece, xx

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  16. I wondered where you had got to Amanda. Hope you are much better soon.

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  17. Hope you feel better *hugs* Fear not on the loss of followers...it seems to happen and I am sure it definitely can't be anything that anyone does..could just be people leaving blogland..of course when it happens to me I absolutely think it is me!! How I deal with it now... I don't look at the number!! love the hat. XOX

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  18. Poor poor you; that sounds horrible.
    Dear little orange. Our adopted kitty is here xx

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  20. Sorry about the above...kitty stepped on the keys and it posted before I was finished! I don't plan that far ahead anymore; things would come up and I'd only be disappointed by not finishing projects I wanted to do. I love the darling hat you've crochet for your niece--do you have a pattern? Hope you're feeling on the mend; this too will pass and...I am a follower forever, XOXO

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  21. Dear Amanda,

    I am sending you a huge hug! Pain coupled with daily injections AND having to continue working are no fun at all. I really hope you are feeling better. The past two weeks must have been pretty tough for you.

    You are not alone to mourn Paco de Lucia's death. What an artist he was and it is so very hard to speak about him in the past. I'm trying to decide which CDs to purchase for Tristan, my budding classica guitar payer. Do you have any recommendations?

    Ahh, the disappearing followers mystery. It happens to me so frequenty and each time I see one go I wonder what I did wrong. :-) Obviously, judging from previous comments we are not alone, thank goodness!

    Stephanie

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    1. Dear Stephanie

      Many thanks for visiting and your kind comments

      If it is pure classical guitar you are after I would go for Andres Segovia's music. He is the old maestro of classical guitar…insignificant little man …apparently of no importance until he plays……. Pure heaven!.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bG7y_CD9rMg
      Listen to this ……it is amazing !!!


      Paco de Lucia plays flamenco guitar but never the less a maestro in his own right as well.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oyhlad64-s

      This from the album Entre dos agues

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=976aVPPx2Zc
      Pure flamenco

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MmrXPmugso
      Danza

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1clmqqOakI4
      One of my favorites. La danza del Molinero Manuel de Falla


      Hope this is of help

      A xx

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  22. Dear Amanda what a tricky month February had been - hope you feel fighting fit soon and don't worry about your followers, numbers go up and down but you and your blog don't change and we will all still be popping by xxx

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  23. At first I thought you were an e r nurse with swollen legs and all!

    Happy forever home to kitty

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  24. Poor, dear, Amanda. Hope you soon wil be up and at 'em again and that your leg woes will soon be a thing of the past. February was a crazy month for a lot of people it seems. I don't know why anyone would stop following you. I love your posts. Take extra special care of yourself and get all better quickly.
    Hugs,
    Sharon

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  25. Hi Amanda I just popped over to Thriftwood and realised I hadn't visited you for a while. I'm sorry to hear things haven't been going great and I hope your health is on the mend. Oh don't worry about your loss of followers. It won't be personal. I recently stopped following some blogs simply because I follow too many at times. Hence the fact I've missed your posts. It's great to see you've had time to do some crochet despite all that's going on. Take of you.
    Ali xx

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  26. good morning, I agree with Meredith-don't worry about your followers, I keep in touch as well as I can too. and you said that up front too that your time was limited-so hope your leg will get healed soon-constant pain is just the worse-I am dealing with a very bad tooth right now-hugs from the ozarks

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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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