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Monday, 17 November 2014

Crazy about.......Barcelona!

Ok, so it has been waaaaaaay longer than I planned since my last Blog post! I had a request for my biggest order yet for a snood so I've been working on it none stop since last week!!  It's almost done now though so here I am back in Blog land :-)  I will hopefully be able to post some photos of the special order in the next few days!

Those of you who know me or have been following my Blog will know about my love for Barcelona! There is nothing about the place that I don't like! I love the weather, the atmosphere, the architecture, the culture everything! I would live there if I could, I guess I still hope to one day! I've visited a few times now, and hope to go back again soon.  I love visiting the Sagrada Famillia, it is one of the most beautiful buildings I have ever seen, designed by Antonio Gaudi it should be completed in 2024!

This is a picture i took when I was there in May! This is only one side of it, it has 4 facades that are all different.  The inside is wonderful too, beautiful columns and stain glass windows! 

I bought a make your own paper model version of it when I was away and i can't wait to start it! But on a recent trip to Home Bargains I found a Nano Blocks version of the Sagrada Famillia! Nano Blocks are like Lego but the blocks are a lot smaller.  This is supposedly to make the models more detailed but I'm not sure how true that is! I HAD to buy it!  I don't know if you ever get one of those moments where you literally have to buy something but this was definitely one of those moments!!

I can't even tell you how pleased I am with this :-P To me it is the best thing in the world, even if it doesn't look EXACTLY like it! I've put it pride of place on my shelves in my work room.  It makes me smile when I look at it.  It did take me a few days but I did it as I sat and watched Star Trek....yes I am that cool :-P

That's it for now really! As I say I've been holed up for over a week knitting like a crazy lady haha! I'm off now to have a nose at all your wonderful Blogs!!


  1. :-D Hello Carol :-D Love your photos. I was only once in Barcelona and that was 15 years ago. I saw Sagrada Famillia, but for some reason, we couldn´t get in. Well, that means I´ll have to visit Barcelona again. :-D
    You made great mini/nano model of Sagrada. I didn´t play with nano blocks jet, but I see they are similar to Legos and I LOVE LEGOS. :-D
    Have a lovely week and enjoy :-D

  2. Oh, it's gorgeous! AND the stained glass! Love your little miniature too ;) xoxo

  3. Glad that little nano toy is making you happy! And wooooohooo on the bigger sure feels nice when people want to buy your handcrafted goodies eh?

    P/s: Thanks for the sweet little note you sent me in the mail. :)

  4. Knitting for a week sounds pretty good to me, quite relaxing.
    Loved reading about your enthusiasm for Barcelona and seeing your model.

  5. How wonderful to see the Sagrada Familia! :D
    Enjoy your afternoon of knitting :D

  6. Thank you for nosing around to my blog, Caz! Your post was really interesting and the photos fantastic! Can't wait to see the snood!! Hugs, Darnell

  7. I can't blame you for loving Barcelona, that is one place on my traveling list, glad you shared the fabulous photo with me! : )

  8. Oh this did make me smile! Love your pictures of the real thing - that stained glass is gorgeous! But your little homage is just wonderful too - I can imagine it is full to bursting with happy memories when you look at it :)