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Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Winter Crazy block and some holiday photographs

I love Spain and have enjoyed our 3 weeks away but it is great to be home, and even though it is raining, of course, it is lovely to see daffodils and primroses flowering around the garden. Spring is on the way.

I have finished my Winter Crazy block apart from a spider in the web and I did not have the right beads with me for that.

Here are a couple of close-ups.

Just a few photographs from our time in Spain.

The beautiful bay of Las Negras

And the unspoilt El Playaza with it's privately owned and inhabited castle.

The rocks by the castle are full of fossils and shells.

In this secluded cove we watched a Gannet swooping and diving over the sea.

These gold mines at Rodalquilar were started by the Romans and only closed in the 1960's -

they have an amazing view of the sea.

Las Sirenas, site of the Cabo de Gata lighthouse. A favourite spot for viewing seabirds and this year our fist sight of a Trumpeter Finch. They are usually found in North Africa but there is a small colony living near the lighthouse.

Flamingos on the Cabo de Gata salt lakes.

The view from Cabrera mountain across to Mojacar bay.

Nijar, famous for it's woven rugs, pottery and baskets.

Back to Cabo de Gata and these colourful toilets caught my eye. We sat at a weathered table with mismatched dining chairs on the beach for coffee.

And further along the coast at La Fabriquilla this tiny bar tucked away at the end of the village was fully booked for lunch.

Lots of lovely memories - I hope you enjoy seeing my pictures.



  1. those are lovely pictures and what amazing places visited

  2. Hello Lin, what beautiful photos to remember your lovely holiday. Such gorgeous beaches and the birds so wonderful to see. It sure was a great get away and even more wonderful to come back home to Spring. Hugs Judy

  3. Oh dear I forgot to say what a very very gorgeous CQ block you stitched while you were away. Hugs Judy

  4. Beautiful photos and your crazy quilt block is just wonderful. I tried a spider web on mine but it doesnt look at all like yours.

  5. Hello Lin,

    Oh my goodness, just loving your crazy patchwork. Thanks for sharing your photo's of Spain. One place I know I will never get to.
    Enjoy your lovely sounding weather.

    Happy days.

  6. Wonderful photos of Spain Lin and your winter crazy block is so very beautiful!

  7. Your crazy patchwork block looks gorgeous!!
    what wonderful photos of Spain. I love the castle and the mines. What amazing history.
    such beautiful scenery.

  8. Your block is beautiful...elegant:) I wouldn't mind being in that sunshine at the moment. Lovely pictures. Imagine owing a castle.

  9. Hi Lin thanks for sharing such lovely photos it all looks so beautiful. I think your crazy patchwork block is stunning your embriodery stitcher are lovely. :)

  10. Hello Lin,
    I love the delicate, detailed work in your quilt block-quite lovely!! Thanks for sharing the wonderful vacation photos with us. I'm sipping my coffee, thinking about you enjoying that bright Spain sunshine and surf. What a nice three weeks that must have been!

  11. Your crazy block is gorgeous ! Thanks for sharing your wonderful photos of Spain , such wonderful photos of a beautiful place :-)

  12. Lovely winter block and thanks for the mini vacation in photos!! lol, Carli

  13. I love your holiday photos, Lin. What an amazing place! In just over 2 weeks we will be in the UK and then a month later we will be in France for ANZAC Day at a battlefield near Amiens! How surreal to think we will be on the other side of the world, so soon! Lol

  14. What beautiful embroidery on your crazy block. Your holiday photos make it look like a lovely place to visit.


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