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!!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

A Give-away Win

Recently I entered a Give-away hosted by Michelle Ridgway

And to my surprise and delight Michelle informed that I had won
My little package came all wrapped up in a chequered red and white ribbon
A little original card by Michelle
A Festive Stitchery Booklet full of lovely original designs
And patterns for Quilt Labels.......How cool is this!!!

Thank You so much Michelle......you really surprised me and you made my Day!!!

To see more of Michelle's work go over here

Saturday, December 13, 2014

~A Surprise From Shez~

Jo Jo and I had a lovely surprise this week from our Blogging Mate Shez

First of all this gorgeous little Snowman all stitched in blue.....JoJo's favourite colour
Front and back hanging on the tree
And I was lucky enough to receive one too!!!!!
Thank you so much Shez.......we had so much fun receiving and opening them!!!

And here's our Christmas Tree totally decorated by JoJo...... Good Job Gorgeous Girl.......
If you look on the bottom left you can see the little Snowman hanging!!!!!!

Happy Saturday everyone........Dzintra

Monday, December 8, 2014

Queen of the Armchair meets Fans!

On Friday evening briefly we caught up with our other Daughter and she told me I had a Fan that reads my Blog!!!!     Whaaaatt!!!!!!  And also that he wanted to meet me!!!  Cool!!!!!

Presenting Darcy and Alice.......and look Darcy is even holding up my Blog Card!!!!
It was so nice to meet you both and if you ever start up a blog please let me know so I can hop over and get to know you better!!!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

~SSCS (Secret Santa Christmas Swap)......Received and Sent~




All the way by Royal Mail from England has arrived my SSCS from Diane


Included was this whimsical Santa Card


And 2 Christmas Ornaments......
We can open the smaller package


 but this bigger one has to remain sealed until Christmas Day
It was placed under the Christmas Tree today.......sigh, and now all I can do is look at it
Thank you so much Diane!!!


 This is the package I sent off to my Partner Dagmar in Germany along with some Lindt Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt


Out of this lovely screen print that I had purchased from Shop Handmade in Canberra


I made this little Christmas decoration......I thought it most suitable as she probably has a White Christmas
The ric rac is vintage now as I bought it years ago to make an Angel Suit for my Sister's little newborn first Baby.....
This didn't get made up so the ric rac sat there until I thought I would use it for Dagmar's Ornament......
Never mind now that the Baby is 35 years old!!!

I hope you enjoy your little decoration Dagmar along with the chocolate and now we both patiently wait to open our parcels!!!

Thank you to dear Chooky for organising this fantastic swap.......always a good one to be part of!!!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

~OPAM (One Project A Month) November 2014~


 My November OPAM is this item above but I'm sorry I can't show it as it is a Secret Swap in SSCS (Secret Santa Christmas Swap) hosted by my mate Chookyblue
All will be revealed when my Partner opens it at Christmas time and then I will put up the full pics
A Christmas ornament also had to be made which I did out of this screen printed fabric
This too will be revealed after the gifts are opened!!!

Thank you to Sweet Peg and Kris for hosting another month of OPAM!!!

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 ...