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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!


  1. Glad you are getting some good weather. I love the crochet and admire that you can pick up and put different sizes together like that.... what a fun workshop and coming away with a ring... do youi think you will do more on your own?

  2. Ooh...how exciting for you to be enjoying the sunshine in Spain. Your crochet squares look beautiful all sitting together; how colourful and bright they are. They make one smile! Love the ring you fashioned. How clever to craft your own ring from your own design. Enjoy your holiday, Lynn.

  3. Oh great use of bad weather... & your crochet is so colourful.
    Loved having your company at FNwF...on the other side of the globe...xox

  4. Great to see your crochet come together Lin. Your class sounded great. love the ring you made. Good to hear the weather has improved for your time in the sun.

  5. Enjoy your holiday. Your ring is gorgeous and so are those pretty crocheted squares.

  6. Oooo lucky you in Spain! I love your crocheted blocks. The black borders really make those colours pop. Just gorgeous.

  7. Hello Lin, its always fabulous to see your crochet - those colours and the black border makes for a gorgeous piece.
    Love the ring you made. That would have been an extremely interesting day (the lunch etc sounded good too).
    Its always a pleasure to see the crystal clear water in beaches. They're lovely spots.
    Glad the nice weather has arrived for you. Continue to enjoy your holiday xx

  8. Glad nice weather has arrived for you....your crochet is looking beautiful! What a great workshop and I do love your ring. So many pretty spots to enjoy by your photos xx

  9. Lovely crochet and I love your ring and class! Your Spain photos look wonderful!

  10. I’m SO jealous for the warm weather you are enjoying. Here in Wisconsin, USA we are having snow all day. So shoveling it away is what I have to look forward to the end. It is beautiful though. Your crocheting is fabulous looking. The black makes all your blocks really pop. Your new “made by you” ring looks awesome too. How fun to have gotten to do that class. Your photos of the area you explored look beautiful and WARM! I don’t like cold so I am anxious for the warm weather to get here.

  11. Rather envious of that lovely sunshine, while we are hunkered down hoping Storm Chiara will pass us by!

  12. Absolutely hammering it here today, rain and wind....:-(, so enjoy your sunshine.
    Your crochet project is lovely, nice to have found an old friend, a year is a long time!
    Interesting to learn something new too,

  13. I really like the way the different sizes of the crocheted blocks come together..
    So good to learn how to make the nice ring...

  14. Spain.....ahhhh! So glad you can make that trip happen! Wow, I’d love a jewelry making class. Your ring is awesome!

  15. Looks like a wonderful place to vacation. Your crochet project is so beautiful and I love the sampler style you chose. The jewelry class looks to be icing on the cake for your week -- the ring turned out beautifully. Nice remembrance of a lovely stay. Have a great week!

  16. That looks like wonderful weather to wander and to just soak up the sunshine. I love to see your crocheting projects and this one is coming along quite nicely!

  17. It sounds like you are having a lovely time in Spain enjoying some sunshine. Your crocheted squares look great with the black joining - fun to hunt out free blocks and just make them and see where it takes you. The Jewellery class would have been interesting and fun to learn a new skill - your ring is gorgeous.

  18. How wonderful to be in Spain. Enjoy every single minute!
    I love that ring you made and your crochet blocks are pretty.

  19. Looks like you are having a lovely time in Spain, Lin. Enjoy!


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