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!

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Nautilus

New Zealand!



 Beautiful isn't it!!!!!


No I haven't been there yet but very much hope to one day!!!!

My great niece lives in Nelson and she got married on 3rd September.   I had lots of ideas for a wedding present but not very practical ones on assessing the cost of postage and possible breakages.

I therefore turned to crochet which travels well,won't break and if not too big doesn't cost too much to post.

Nautilus table runner

 



 I call it Nautilus ...because it reminds me of the sea, of that type of shell and of the Mediterranean.
 It's big, 22" x 22" and would suit a large table or sideboard but on sending my great niece these photos she says she likes it so much she is going to have it framed.
I think that is a great idea!!!    What do you think????

I purchased the pattern which is called Fractal from Ravelry here and the pattern is designed by Essi Varis.
 I used a 2.00 hook and mercerized cotton,from Katia called Jaipur. I love the exotic name!!


Wonderful yarn and wonderful blends of colours!

I have to add I am super happy with the results.  It is on its way to New Zealand now :-)


keep well
 
Amanda :-)











17 comments:

  1. Wow! Yes! Love that table runner..!
    That would look great on my pinewood
    table, Scandinavian of course, in the
    dinning room!

    And, l must admit, l am drawn to New
    Zealand...Never been keen on Australia,
    keep buying lottery tickets l suppose.
    Love to win...as there are some pussy~
    cats l'd love to visit, on two Bogs l
    follow! So much so, an l hope it's o.k.
    l'm sending this link to them...!

    And! Yes! Nowt! Like a good 'yarn'.....! :).

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    1. Many thanks for your comments Willie. NZ is a beautiful country!!! Yes I'd get on a plane tomorrow to NZ if I had the cash!!! Other than my great niece in Nelson My nephew lives there too,in Christchurch,so I would be able to see the country at the same time as visiting family. Australia is fabulous ....the people are wonderful. I hate big cities but I cannot say that about Sydney or Brisbane!! I was impressed!
      keep well
      A xx

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  2. Love the table runner, very intricate! Have been to Aus, and loved it, but not yet reached NZ....Hope the weather in Spain is still good!! :)

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  3. Absolutely superb. What a wonderful present to receive.
    xx

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  4. Oh my goodness! That is beautiful Amanda! I'm sure it will be cherished. We've always wanted to travel to New Zealand. Maybe someday.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  5. Definitely a work of art, worthy of framing, Amanda! Thanks for letting us enjoy seeing it before you mailed it. xx

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  6. That is amazing Amanda striking and so unusual, thank you for the link I may have to make one myself. I hope that you do manage to visit NZ I was there 12 years ago and it's beautiful. :) xx

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  7. Amazing piece of work - looks impressive on the table. We've been to NZ and loved it, were there with a view to see if we could live there. We very nearly did - some days still wish we'd decided to take the leap!

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    1. I imagine that was a really difficult decision!!!
      Many thanks for your comments :-)

      A xx

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  8. What a fantastic gift you made! I think it would be beautiful framed. I do hope she sends you a photo of it framed to show us. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  9. I'm speechless! This is so beautiful and I hope you get to New Zealand one day, XOXO

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  10. That is the best wedding present ever, it is just gorgeous Amanda.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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    1. Thanks for calling in to my blog Meredith and for these comments :-)

      A x

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  11. New Zealand looks such an amazing place, the scenery is stunning. Love your table runner, how stunning xx

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  12. The table runner is just so cute ♥

    summerdaisycottage.blogspot.com

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    1. Many thanks and thanks also for popping into visit my blog!

      A x

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  13. Gorgeous...it looks so stunning and what a great wedding present.
    Helen xox

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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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