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, March 31, 2016

~OPAM...(One Project A Month).....March~

March OPAM already and one small item to add

First of all JoJo spotted some 'Hoot' fabric at 'Cottage on the Hill' at Nundle

I thought I would make her a pillowcase for the upcoming Winter, something quick and easy

I thought I was being very resourceful here as I cut up an old linen sheet for backing for the quilting!!!

And 'tis.....first the front and the back or any way you like it

 Dear JoJo was soon happy to see this made up for her
and so quickly too.....within a week of purchase.....pretty good for me!!!

Thank you Sweet Peg and Kris for hosting OPAM again!!!

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

~Let's Get Stitched, Hobart - 2016~

 Woo hoo I'm off to my first Let's Get Stitched Hobart 2016 hosted by the lovely Fee
Hobart is Australia's second oldest capital city after Sydney

Above and below are some of the many boats moored at Constitution Dock on the Derwent River at Hobart

We were there last in 2008
Above is a pic of JoJo and me (with brown hair)

The famous Seafarers Restaurant the Drunken Admiral

Wonder if they still have that famous Stew!!!

JoJo and Mr Armchair strolling along

Looking out to sea

The delightful Arthur Circus (I think this is the name) at Battery Point......
If not please correct me Tassie girls

A few of the houses at Battery Point

I'll be there to wander the well known Salamanca Markets
There will be a visit to the Salmon Ponds

There will be a visit to 4 Patchwork Shops
and I'm sooooooo looking forward to this

Mr Armchair booked the flight for me last April after saying Go with your Friends
Now he is retired he will be caring for JoJo while I have a mini break and meet some bloggy friends in person and catch up with others

Lookout Hobart!!!!!!!

And a more recent pic of me after stopping colouring my air and going au natural
My hair has never been is such good condition!!!

Pic taken by DS in Paris 
Hairdresser hair......its not like this now......back to my wavy self!!!

See you soon Gals!!!

Sunday, March 6, 2016

~Congratulations Susan~

Thank you everyone for your comments on my 500th Post Giveaway!!!
I used Random Generator to select a winning number and the winning one is number 8 which is Susan

One blue here on my part though
I had to substitute the Pattern  Fly Away Bird for Little Flower Pot as I can't for the life of me find it.
I put them aside and I think it may have gotten in with something else but no doubt it will turn up one day.  I hope this is okay dear Susan.......

Thanks again everyone and here's looking at the next 500 Posts
Have a great week
Dzintra xo

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 ...