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Saturday 16 February 2019

Friday Night Sew In time again

Joining up once again with Wendy and friends for our monthly sewing evening.

Since my last post I have gone as far as I can with my scissor keeper as I forgot to pack any stuffing!

So I bought some yarn for a new crochet project. I plan to make all different squares and then put them together to make a blanket. These are the squares I have completed so far

and this is the square I crocheted yesterday for FNSI.

I am returning to the shop next week sometime to see if they have the same yarn in a dark grey or black for putting the squares together. I have been trawling the internet looking for different squares to make and have learnt lots of interesting new techniques and had to come to grips with US crochet terminology!

Many thanks for getting us all together again Wendy - you can see what everyone else got up to here

Earlier this week we visited Sorbas, a small town inland from us. The town itself is a typical Spanish hill town with narrow streets and a few little shops tucked away behind curtained doors. Our noses led us to the bakery!
However there is also a pottery there which we found very interesting. Do click on the link here to see a picture of one of the two rooms that were cram packed with pots in all shapes and sizes.
Needless to say we were tempted! Philip fell for the shape of this jug plus it's 'Pisces' decoration.
And I loved the colour of this bowl.
Sorbas is near Tabernas - we did not visit but it was the centre for filming spaghetti westerns back in the 60's as the desert scenery was perfect.

We also found a layby with this amazing view across to the coast.
We also visited Mojacar Pueblo this week. This is a very touristy hill town full of what Philip calls 'trinket' shops! However there are some pretty streets away from the shops and it too has an amzing view.

We finished our morning with a delicious 'fish and chip' lunch on the waterfront at Garrucha.
Well done if you made it this far! Hope everyone had a great FNSI.

Friday 1 February 2019

Friday Night with Friends

Lovely to be joining up with friends around the world for the evening. We are in Spain again for our annual winter dose of vitamin D!

I have been working on the Pansy Scissor Keeper kit that I bought after Christmas.

This is how far I had got to.

Today I have finished the stitching and made the tassel and cord.

Now I need to make it up.

I feel so fortunate to be here in sunny Spain especially when I hear from friends with sub zero temperatures or flooding and family with snow and ice.

We have spent the last couple of weeks visiting favourite places up and down the coast from here, Philip has joined the local bowls club and we have been out birdwatching and seen a few treats.

The best place I know to sit for a coffee and tostada (toasted baguette with freshly grated tomato and lots of drizzled olive oil).

A lovely day for a paddle!

Nice things to collect from the beach.

There seem to be lots more flowers around this year.

Beautiful deserted beaches.

This is part of the complex we are staying in - sadly not warm enough to swim! But there are lots of lovely  shapes and patterns to play with for designs.

Definitely the best manhole cover I have seen in a long time.

Hope you made it through all those pictures and I look forward to seeing what everyone got up to this evening.