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Tuesday 9 February 2016

Piecing Myself Together in Sunny Spain

Yes, it's PYT Tuesday again!

And many thanks to Anthea for hosting this linky again despite suffering from a Western Australia heatwave!

If anyone has an EPP project on the go then please do link up with Anthea - the more the merrier!

I brought my box of hexies with me and have been basting a few here and there! But I also brought my swap hexies for February to work on and these are now complete and ready to post.

These are off to Australia

And these to the UK

It took us two days to drive down to our apartment here on Vera Playa, Almeria Province. On the way we stopped at an old mill about an hour south of Zaragoza. A family run hotel - simple but clean and excellent food. Part of the old mill machinery still works - just for show, not to mill - and the owner is happy to switch it on for visitors to see.

The road from Zaragoza to Valencia is called the Autovia Mudejar, the bridges decorated with Mudejar stars and related sculptures. This George and Dragon is a favourite of mine standing guard over the motorway.

Our apartment is a five minute walk from the sea and this laguna which is always full of birds.

Behind me as I took the photograph is an excellent restaurant and several bars and the promenade going south takes us to Garrucha in just 20 minutes. We like to walk there along the beach and back along the promenade.

From the balcony outside our sitting room we look down onto a lovely green walkway between apartment blocks. This is looking north

And this is south

In the distance you can see the Cabrera mountains behind Mojacar.

As you can see virtually all the apartments are empty at this time of year - except of course the one whose balcony is directly opposite ours!

I love the way the orange trees are pruned into wheels here

and the beautiful bougainvillea which are in flower. This red one near our apartment is particularly striking.

And yes! I have been working in my journal - here is a page of prints I made based on the Mudejar star

plus a few beach finds.

Wishing you all a great week and I'm looking forward to catching up with all the other PYT posts here


  1. Hi Lin. Wow! The Mill looks amazing with lots of character and what a beautiful place to stay over. Love the journal page really interesting. Enjoy your trip. X:)

  2. it looks like you are in a beautiful place! Great little hexies.

  3. Another WOW from me, what a wonderful place, Lin!

  4. Oh, and great header! :-)

  5. Make that three wows ! Lovely hexies and a beautiful complex , love all the flowers . Enjoy .

  6. Hello Lin,

    Great to see some sewing being done, I love the places you visit, the location looks so relaxing. Enjoy. Thanks so much for sharing your trip to Spain. The orange tree is amazing.

    Happy days.

  7. How beautiful - send some of that sun my way, please!!!!

  8. It looks as if you're having a beautiful time, your sketch book is looking beautiful too - love the greeny yellow you've chosen to paint with, I wonder if that vibrant bougainvillea will make its way into your book too!
    Enjoy your holiday.

  9. Lin, how lovely that all is. I'd love to visit such a place some day. It seems like the perfect location. Lovely hexagons mailed out, too.

  10. That looks like a beautiful place to have a holiday! Beautiful hexies too. Love your journal pages.

  11. it looks like you are in a most lovely place for a vacation.
    I am with you. If I really want to do something, I post about it on my blog and then I tend to stick with the commitment.

  12. Sounds like you are enjoying your stay. Here is the North it´s raining and very cold.

  13. don't know how I missed this!
    Thanks for linking up Lin - wow I love your pics - the buildings, colours & gardens are wonderful - we should do more of that here in WA rather than so many silly people wanting English-style gardens in a dry place like Western Australia!
    The bougainvillea is magnificent!!


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