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Saturday, 8 February 2014

Sunshine and some Crazy stitching

My first post from a sunny, southern Spain. We have had clear blue skies since our arrival on Thursday afternoon with temperatures around 18 -20 during the day. It is however quite windy but we are so pleased to see the sun and to have no rain that it really does not matter.
We have a lovely apartment with a view to the sea which we are sharing with bowls friends.
Here is the view from our balcony.

The complex has an indoor swimming pool which is about two minutes walk from our apartment. Easy to pop across there first thing in the morning and the best thing is that we get it all to ourselves!

So far bowls has taken precidence with practise and a club meeting yesterday. But this afternoon there is a match and so I am having a quiet afternoon sewing and catching up with The Archers!

I am really enjoying working on my Crazy winter block. I have decided to go for a 9" square (sorry Carli) but I think it will be more realistic for me to keep up with the stitch along as I can see how much time it is taking me.

This is my block so far.

At the moment I am working on this section - my next job is to add beads or French knots to the centres of the little flowers while I work out how to give a touch of frost to the leaves on this fabric.

I plan to use a little of this leafy fabric (an old Laura Ashley skirt donated by a friend) in each of my blocks to provide continuity.

Tomorrow is a bowls free day so we are planning a trip down the coast to the National Park and hopefully to do some birdwatching.

Hope you are having a good weekend, bye for now.



  1. Totally lovely and yes, its a different block size but it will still work. Have fun in the sun! Its a chilly -24 C. today. Really nice stitching,well done!

  2. Hi Lin I have to say your embriodery is so beautiful and looks very delicate. Have a lovely time in spain so envious of the weather it is blowing a gale and lashing down with rain. :)

  3. Your block looks beautiful with all your embroidery, such talent!
    Enjoy your holiday.

  4. Your crazy patchwork block is absolutely gorgeous.. OH, how I loved seeing your lovely sunny town. Oh, how I wish I had a nice warm swimming pool a couple of minutes from my home. I would be in it everyday too.. Hugs to you. Judy

  5. Gosh Lin, your work is so beautiful - so delicate and fragile and elegant all at the same time. How lucky to be working on it in such lovely surroundings .... I think our current weather in England would not inspire you quite so much! xCathy


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