When we last saw Flat S, she was sitting by the swimming pool, enjoying the Spanish summer sun along the coast of the Mediterranean. It’s been a while since we’ve had an update on her whereabouts, but that’s because she has been too busy to write.
It turns out that Flat S has been taking a months-long road trip vacation all over Spain. (That lucky girl!) She’s been driving around in an old Spanish car (and there’s something important about that jug on the roof too, but I forget what it is–comments, please, if you know) and stopping to visit sewists who are followers of the Spanish fabric store, Telaria. She’s even developed her own logo for the trip.
She has driven pretty much around the country and has seen all the sites Spain has to offer. This is a map of where she’s been since she last checked in with us.
Flat S’s Spanish hostesses have been putting posts up on their blogs and writing in to Telaria with notes and photos documenting her stops. You can read about all of her adventures (and see more photos of her travels) on the Telaria blog. Rachel was kind enough to pull together a recap of Flat S’s adventuress for us so that we can catch up on what she’s been doing over the last several months. Click through to see a full blog post with details on what she did at each of her stops!
Flat S’s first stop after Barcelona was Benidorm, a touristy city on the Mediterranean coast. Flat S spent her days at the beach accompanied by Charo and her husband, along with many thousands of tourists that make this city alive and colorful.
Flat S then visited Valencia, which is very close to Benidorm, and enjoyed a lot of great Spanish food with Momita. Flat S sure ate well while she was there!
After Valencia, Flat S flew to Mallorca, a beautiful island, where she made friends with J, Maria José’s son. Kids’ games, knitting, and sewing lessons made for a wonderful weekend.
Next up, Flat S went back to the mainland, to Madrid (the capital city of Spain) where Sonia and Sofia spent a whole day in the park with her.
And the following day, Flat S visited Diana and Atenea. She got dressed in the traditional Goyesca suit that Diana made especially for her, and they took her on a cultural trip to Alcalá de henares. It is a village full of history and good food. Flat S (unlike the real S, unfortunately) loves Spanish food. The more jamón the better!
Then Flat S headed north. She met Ana in Asturias, and spent a few days discovering the local architecture and gastronomy, and enjoying the local fiestas.
Still in northern Spain, Flat S visited Euskadi, an area full of green mountains. Maider took her around to show her the magnificent landscape. She also had a taste of the world famous Basque cuisine, of course.
After that, Flat S drove down to Sevilla, in southern Spain. In Sevilla many friends waited for her, and she had the chance to play games with lots of children. On Halloween, she felt at home with Maria and her daughters, as they went trick-or-treating together.
Still in Sevilla, Flat S spent a day in the center of the city with Lola and Carmen. Just like Liesl, Flat S has a thing for beautiful Spanish tile.
Flat S is really becoming quite the citizen of the world, isn’t she? Here she spent yet another day in Sevilla and played with Maria’s daughter and her friend.
Next, Flat S headed back to where she started near Barcelona and spent a little more time with her friends Miren (founder of Telaira), Miren’s husband Carlos, and their daughter who took Flat S to flamenco class with her.
Flat S was nearing the end of her time in Spain, but she had a few more sites to see. Mari Cruz from Barcelona took her to along on a short weekend trip to the gorgeous medieval city of Girona.
Finally back in Barcelona, Flat S got a change of clothes and had a farewell-to-Spain party with Monica’s children.
What a few months Flat S had in Spain! We hope we included everyone who hosted her. If we overlooked a stop, please leave a note and a link in the comments, and we’ll update the post.
Rumor has it that Flat S has left the country, but that she’s still somewhere on the Iberian peninsula. As always, we’re looking forward to seeing where she goes next!
Gracias a nuestras amigas (y nuestros uno o dos amigos) en España!