This blog is all about me......I come here for respite in between caring for JoJo (our Daughter who has Special Needs)......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 to have coffee...sip a glass of a book......I am Queen of the Armchair and am inspired by all the wonderful blogs out there!!!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

~Valentines's Day......JoJo style~

With Valentine's Day happening last week JoJo was all excited to celebrate!
Above is a pic of part of a window display that she saw and of course she just HAD to go in...

and she came out with this cute little bucket of Silver Hearts...

As part of her shopping programme she chose this bunch of orange flowers....

and made this card for me...

So I thought I had better do something too and decided to make a Chocolate and Apple Gluten Free Cake
Recipe from Not Quite Nigella
I've made this cake before and it is an absolute winner....
Thank you so much Lorraine!!!

Lorraine's version...

and my version...

a bit of ice cream and some blueberries on top and it's all ready......
lovely and moist and keeps well too!!!

Mr Armchair came home with this lovely box for me

full of delicious chocolates from Koko Black

and one with gold leaf on too....the red one was just so smoooooth and delicious!!!

A lovely Valentine's evening for us and thank you JoJo for bringing fun into all occasions for us...
I just love her enthusiasm for every matter how small or insignificant it might seem she just brings a sense of joy to it all!!!

Friday, February 8, 2013

~Sewing Kit for Bushfire Appeal...threads and latest projects~

The above pic is of a postcard of our local area that was sent to Tasmania

and here is the Sewing Kit that was put together to donate to sewers at Dunalley
A lot of people lost everything in the bushfire devastation there recently and my Online Stitching Group Friends in Stitching (FIS) put out a call to see if anyone could donate certain items

The brief was ~ a pincushion, threadcatcher, 2 fat 1/4's, packet of needles, scissors, 3 DMC threads, a pattern and pellon, a surprise and a stitching bag to put it in
Helen Stubbings from Hugs'nKisses has donated patterns to this cause

Helen has been rewarded for her generous nature by being named Barnardos Mother of the Week. The nomination, prepared by her eldest daughter, highlights Helen's passion for helping others.

Thank you so much Helen and thanks to Jo for organizing this

Pic from Jo's blog shows the bridge and area that is now cut off from mainland Tasmania

Meanwhile when I go to a patchwork shop now and I have JoJo with me I ask her to choose a few nice colours of threads for me....and above is what she has chosen this time....

My latest kit from Anni Downs of Hatched and Patched

I saw these quilting threads on a wooden spool and had to have those

After hanging on to this fabric for ages it's nearly time to cut into it

My Daughter knew that I wanted some blog cards and she ordered these plus a pen as well...
Thank you so much Jacqueline......they are great
How cool are they......look out now everyone when I see you next!!!!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

~OPAM...One Project A Month...February 2013~

I didn't think I'd get anything done in January but I managed to get 2 drawstring bags done in lovely soft colours which really suited the weather at the time

and 2 thread catchers

Thanks so much to Peg and Kris for hosting OPAM once again...this will be my 4th year and I have done heaps, only missing 1 month...

Happy Stitching....Dzintra

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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 ...