Crafty in the Med

I am here to enjoy meeting other bloggers and to share my love of craft ,mostly crochet, my thoughts and my daily happenings here in Alicante,Spain, my adopted country. I belong to a local choir because singing and music makes me happy. Flea markets and book shops are two of my favourite places to be. I read lots......sci´fi/fantasy,buried treasure, and off world adventures. I have a passion for history! I walk and walk and walk for about 10 months per year during the hot months I swim.

Wednesday, 21 April 2021

What a mess!

 

Need I explain!

 

They finally found the leak !  Now I have to see if we still have some spare tiles to cover the ones they broke otherwise the whole wall will have to be tiled again!  

The wait now begins to see when they are coming back to fix this mess and put the tiles back...sigh!

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 Looking on the bright side of things this sweet little chap joined the family on 6th April 2021,which is coincidentally my father's birthday too. My father who would have been his great great grandfather. Dad would have loved to have seen another boy in the family. He always said he was inundated with women, after having 7 girls I am inclined to think he was right πŸ˜€

My great nephew Cole David Julian says hello!πŸ‘Ά



 I thought the hat I sent him would be too small but it looks as if it will last him a couple of months. Mind you these babes grow so quick!

Here you have Cole all cuddled up in the blanket I made for him which I displayed to you here at the end of that post.

 


 Goodies Swap

Cherie from  North Yorkshire Craft Guru blog and I have been having an improvised goodies swap. I received my parcel last Monday from Cherie and as Cherie has received my parcel to her as well I can now show you what I received.  

Lots of eye candy and with loads of pretty sparkly bits! Unfortunately the photo doesn't pick up the glitter,such a shame.

 

 

Opening the parcel was really delightful as all this spilled out and I didn't know what to look at first.  Pretty pretty ribbons, golden and silver cords and lacy fabric.  Fabulous!

 

 

I just love buttons and these are gorgeous. Difficult to say which I like best but I'll just say all of them because they all are so cute!

For me these are tops!    These dainty fairy antennas are perfect for my flower fairies. I didn't know you could buy them.  This is so much easier than making them as I have had to do up to now,as you can see in this photo of a previous Flower fairy RAOCK that I made.

 

In a recent email Cherie wrote "I hope you have fun making something with the contents."    You can be sure of that Cherie! It wont be straight away but I have plans already. Thank you so much Cherie,everything will be used!


Tree barbers

 Our Palm trees have had a hair cut



The Yellow blob you can see half way down the Palm tree is the man from the gardens dept in the local council who has just given that Palm tree its haircut. They used to do it by shinning up the palm tree with just a belt I see they use a traditional ladder now 😊

 

Well shorn!


About feeding:

I have the egg shells all mulched up ready to use on my indoor plants. I am still hesitant about sprinkling it on the orchids so will ask google for more info.   I have read green tea is good for indoor plants too.   As it is I have one orchid that is determined to flower for spring and here you can see she is all about doing that.






My St Valentines gift is also doing well. Amazing how long the flowers last.




Happy blogging 


Keep well


Amanda




26 comments:

  1. What a cute little baby. And yes, they do grow quickly! At least you have the leak fixed, even if there's a mess to clear up. All those goodies from Cherie, I can see you'll be busy making some lovely RAOCK's with those. xx

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    1. Hi HH, Lots of plans for the lovely bits I have received. Unfortunately my thoughts whiz by faster than my hands! I have so many things I want to make and all practically finished in my mind LOL! A x

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  2. So many fun things today. First of all, Congratulations on the birth of your new nephew, he is so cute. I love the fact that ou have such great stories of your grandfather. The package you received has so many beautiful things in it and hte buttons ere so unusual and fun. I know that you'll find the perfect use for everything.
    I hape you have a beautiful Wednesday.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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    1. Thank you Betsy :-) I have lots of plans already for my beautiful sparkly bits that I received in the swap. A x

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  3. I do hope you didn't already have a thimble ring. I love mine and use it for all my little quilting projects after seeing it being used on you tube.

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    1. Hi Cherie, I have never seen a thimble ring before but it looks very practical. I shall certainly try it out when I next have to sew anything. Thanks A x

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  4. Lovely new addition to your family, we have one due in July, after 8 grandsons, we are hoping for a girl. My Orchids purchased end of January are still in ful bloom, I love they last so long.

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    1. Thanks for popping by :-) I envy you your 8 grandchildren but in my case it looks as if it will only be the one for me. I shall have to hold on for the great grandchildren. A x

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  5. Congratulations on your new nephew - he is making good use of the things you have made for him. Good to have sorted the leak, but there is always a mess when repairs are needed!
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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    1. Many thanks Ellie. After waiting for a week the mess has been cleared up! A x

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  6. I'm glad your leak is fixed but why oh why can't they ever complete a job straight away, it's so frustrating, I know because I have been there. Congratulations on the birth of your beautiful little great nephew, he's so sweet bless him. and how lovely to see him using the gifts you have made for him. Your goodies are all amazing I love the buttons. I'm glad your tree has had a trim, I have some growing on the council land just beyond my garden fence at the foot of my garden, they are far too tall and will continue to grow even taller and block the light, I asked the council if they will trim them and they refused because they aren't a public hazard as you can imagine I'm not very happy. I know tea leaves are supposed to be good for plants so green tea should be fine I would think. xx

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    1. Hi Linda, The mess is all sorted now thank goodness! All the same it is really annoying having to chase the insurance company up about it. I have plans for those buttons I have received I can already visualise where I am going to use them. Thanks for your advice about the green tea I am going to give it a go. A x

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  7. I'm glad the leak was found and hope you don't have to wait too long for the tiles to be fixed. Lovely photos of your great nephew with the hat and blanket you made. It's exciting to get a parcel. Your friend sent some lovely goodies to use when you do your crafting. :)

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    1. Thanks for calling in Linda. The mess is finally cleared up even though it took them another week to decide to do it. I must admit I do enjoy receiving parcels too. My sister sends me one every month I so look forward to it. A x

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  8. I stopped reading after BABY!!!! I , like my mom before me, loved loved loved babies. The hat is perfect. Welcome wee one

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    1. Hi Kathy,thanks for popping by. Cole is gorgeous and my sister tells me he is the quietest of babies. A x

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  9. Cole is adorable!
    I hope the tiles are back, with minimal mess to deal with. It is good the leak has been fixed.

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    1. Cole is a real sweetie and is the quietest of babies so his Mum tells me. A x

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  10. What a healthy and handsome wee lad you have joining your family! He looks cozy and happy in the wonderful blanket you made for him. Indeed, the hat won't fit long as he looks like he will grow big fast! I imagine that blanket will bring him warmth and love for years and years. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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    1. Hi Teresa, Thanks for calling in. I am already thinking of making Cole a few more hats because we concur about how fas these little ones grow :-) A x

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  11. Cole is delightful Amanda - what sweet photos. I'm pleased they found your Leak at last. The swap gifts are just lovely - there are some wonderful shiny sparkly bits & bobs in that parcel for sure!!

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    1. Hi Julie, I just can't wait to use some of my new sparkly bits. I have plans for all of those bits I received ... such fun! A x

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  12. What a darling and that hat is just so very cute, bless him.
    Thank goodness they found the leak but what a mess. Fingers crossed you find some tiles.
    xx

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    1. Thanks for calling in Joy. Mess has now been cleared thank goodness! Why is it once thing breaks and then another and another? Looks like we need a new water heater now...tch! A x

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  13. Congratulations on your new nephew !

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    1. Many thanks! Cole is the sweetest of babes and very quiet so I am told. A x

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Thank you for your comments. I do read them and try to reply to all as well.Please keep them coming. Amanda :-)