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Saturday 22 February 2020

FNSI for February

Good to be back with Wendy and friends for a cyber Friday get together. Thank you Wendy.

I picked up a cold earlier in the week but fortunately on Friday I was feeling much better and was able to get my crochet hook moving again! I started Friday with my sampler blanket looking like this

and managed three rounds of the border - well I did do the last side on the third round this morning! One round of green crossed treble and two rounds of black trebles.

Next up I think a few rounds of pink shells would be nice. It is reasonably square considering that I have not blocked anything - a miracle I think!

Since my last post we visited the guns at Mazarron. This site was built in the early 1900's overlooking the Bay of Cartagena to protect the military arsenal at Cartagena. 7km of windy track takes you up to the site and the views are spectacular. It was a bit misty so my pictures are not as good as I would have liked.

In the first emplacement there are two huge guns - you can just see one peeping over the rocks in the picture above.

About a km further along the point there were four more guns - there are only three there now as one was moved to Almeria. These are not so big but still large.

Well worth the visit for the amazing views.

Another amazing view was of the murmerating starlings near to where we are staying - I am particularly pleased with this picture.

Saturday 8 February 2020

Friday Night with Friends

Good to be back working with everyone again - thank you Cheryll for getting us all together..

I have been quiet on the blog front as we are back in Spain for our annual winter dose of sunshine and warmth. We managed to get here with storm Gloria chasing our tail and the first few days of our stay were wet and windy. But once she moved on the sunshine returned and we have been having beautiful weather.

Whilst not out and about I have resurected the crochet that I was working on last February and that is what I was working on last night. This is how far I had got at the end of last years holiday.

The blocks are all different - free patterns from the internet. I worked another 10 blocks then started putting them together. Here is where I was yesterday.

I was working on the strip on the left for FNWF's

Today I have made and added another strip so just yesterdays strip to add in and that final block then I can square off.

I plan to add a border using a variety of stitches in keeping with the 'sampler' theme.

I had a lovely day out last weekend when I joined five other ladies on a one day silver jewelery making course at https://www.castellondebedar.com/ Bedar is a small hill town about 20 minutes inland which has an amazing view of the coast. This was our lunchtime view.

Clare took us through all the processes of making a ring and we each went home with a completed ring. Here is mine.

What a great day out and Clare's and partner Shane kept us well fed and watered with a delicious lunch. Here we are busily working away.

As usual we have been up and down the coast visiting favourite places. This beach was new to us though - Playa de Monsul. Its reached by driving about 7km's along a dusty track from San Jose.

Very beautiful. On the way back to San Jose we passed these goats munching away.

Happy Stitching from Spain!