This blog is all about me......I come here for respite in between caring for JoJo (our daughter who has a disability)......I am addicted to starting new projects......I am becoming a fabric-a-holic... I love to try out recipes... take a beach walk and breathe in that salty blue air......love to have coffee...sip a glass of champagne......read a book......I am Queen of the Armchair and am inspired by all the wonderful blogs out there!!!

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Gift Received...Fat 1/4 Birthday Swap



I have finally received my Birthday Swap gift from Wendy
and if felt like my Birthday all over again
Above is a lovely selection of reproduction fabrics received from Wendy


All the gifts received before unwrapping


And here they all are
Thank you so much Wendy and a big THANK YOU Swap Mumma Chez for organizing this fun swap!!!

Dzintra xo

Monday, May 11, 2015

~Surprise flowers for Mother's Day this Morning~



This morning when walking out the front door Mr Armchair saw these gorgeous flowers at the front door........a surprise for me for Mother's Day (although they should have arrived yesterday)
How beautiful are they........lovely Paeonies and Pink Carnations
Thank You so very, very much Darling Girl
And when speaking to her later on she said I could enjoy Mother's Day all over again so I think I just might do that!!!



JoJo chose a lovely beaded necklace for me with a shell butterfly and she also made a lovely velvety card 
Mr Armchair gave me some new Body Lotion, Aerin by Estee Lauder


A little reading material here
I've been staring at this boxed set of Game of Thrones since Christmas
Obviously I stared hard enough and they are here lol
Also a lovely book by local Author Susan Southam the same Author of Velvet Pears
These beautiful books tell the story of Foxglove Spires at Tilba......



Last year my Son (who is back safely now from trekking) gave me some Champagne that we had for lunch yesterday set up by Mr Armchair

We also went and saw the 50 year celebration  of Sound of Music.......at JoJo's request!!!


Meanwhile my Sister Brigita sent me a lovely pic of her together with my Mum

so I sent one back to her of one of me and JoJo

A lovely Mother's Day and a lovely day

Hope all you Mums out there also enjoyed your Mother's Day

Till next time......Dzintra

Saturday, May 9, 2015

~Birthday Fat 1/4 Club~



This year I thought it would be fun to join up in a Fat Quarter Birthday Swap
I joined up with Swap Mumma Chez this year
The deal is that you are assigned 9 people to send a Fat 1/4 to in one of their designated favourite fabrics and make a Special Gift for one of these Participants

I chose Reproduction Fabric/French General in rich dark colours
Bonnie & Camille/Thimbleblossoms
and fresh red/aqua/white



A Downton Abbey fabric......what fun as I'd never seen it before
Thank you so much Yvonne


This one is a repro fabric by Judie Rothermel/Marcus Fabrics
Thank you so much dear Chooky


This one another repro by Jo Morton for Andover Fabrics
Thank you Michelle


The green fabric is Cinnamon Spice by Blackbird Designs for Moda
Not sure of the red one
Thank you so much Chez


 Fabric by Bonnie and Camille
Thank you Barb


Happy-go-Lucky here
Thank you Claire


French General here
Thank you Anthea



And last but not least this one from Debbie

With one to go plus special gift from Wendy
I'll put this one in when it arrives

Thank you so much everyone
I love all my new fabrics and little extras

And a big thank you to Chez for organising this wonderful swap

Now to go and play with my new fabrics

Happy Weekend everyone......Dzintra xo

Friday, May 1, 2015

OPAM (One Project A Month) April


Just a small project for OPAM this month......this Stitchery will help make up our annual Raffle Quilt for my Needlework Group later in the year.



Thank you for hosting this once again Peg and Kris!!!

Happy Stitching......Dzintra xo

Monday, April 27, 2015

A Worrying Time

A big sigh of relief here

Our DS and Partner are trekking neighbouring the devastation that has occurred in Nepal.

Thanks to DFAT (Department of Foreign Affairs and Trades) after a worrisome time they are safe and well.  Doing more research today.

My Heart goes out to everyone involved....the loss of lives.....the uncertainty that abounds

Sending Love and Prayers 

Dzintra 

Welcome To My World

Hello, my name is Dzintra Ingrid ... have been known as Ingrid and since our Sea Change I have started to use Dzintra ... pronounced without the D ... (but still known as Ingrid, I know, it's confusing ...)

Welcome to my world ... a journal of our Sea Change ... Mum to three wonderful children ... bringing up a daughter with a disability and seeing life through her eyes ... being a new Nanna ... photos ... inspiring quotes ... taking on a cookery course ... the odd recipe ... and trying to get some stitching done amongst all this ...