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!!!

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 

Friday, April 24, 2015

~GDITC.......And just to finish off....Sunday~


Just a few more photos to round up GDITC (Girls Day in the Country) at Nundle




Sunday morning saw us again at Mt Misery for a Farewell Breakfast


With Susan


and Donna aka Chookyblue.  That's about all for pics of our Breakfast.......
didn't even get one of the food


On the way home we called in to see my family near the Central Coast




and as soon as JoJo walked in the door at home off came the boots and she toddled in to her room!!!

Thank you to Kerry from Cottage on the Hill for organising such a wonderful weekend and to all the gals who make it happen......we've all had the best weekend and looking forward to doing it all over again!!!

Dzintra xo


Saturday, April 18, 2015

~My Birthday and * P A R I S * Update~



This is what I woke to yesterday on my phone
17th April......My Birthday
which co-incidentally happens to be the same as Monica McInerney's so I found out just a little while ago......how cool is that!!!


A new little sparkly phone cover.......in gold of course


Even the bed is getting into the swing of my upcoming PARIS trip
(You might recall that my Son is taking me over later this year while Mr Armchair cares for JoJo)


We had a Paris clock on the wall which recently broke and after looking around in my small coastal town I couldn't find another
Then my Cousin Katy sent me this clock........and she had no idea about my clock!!!
Thank you so much Katy......it's perfect!!!


After JoJo left for her programme Mr Armchair and I thought we would go out for a Birthday Breakfast at the newest and hippest place in town 'Against The Grain'......an all Paleo Cafe/Restaurant
Paleo suits me down to the ground being gluten free which means I can have anything on the menu......no compromises at this Cafe for me

This Cafe has all organic and free-range food


I ordered a Cappuccino with Coconut milk which came with a small glass of sparkling mineral water
How perfect is that as I always have water after coffee anyway




Mr Armchair had Scrambled Egg, Paleo Toast, Sauteed Kale, Bacon and a Sweet Potato Rosti


The Birthday Girl Omelette with Pulled Pork, Avocado, Cress and Apple Coleslaw and 
Sweet Potato Rosti

JoJo will also be able to order freely here as she is Lactose Intolerant so it's win/win for us
I know she is looking forward to Pancakes here.......and Coconut Cream
Sounds delicious


On Thursday afternoon I caught up with Asta for a Hot Chocolate
and she gave me these very lovely fabrics and threads
Thank You so much Asta......they're gorgeous


I joined a Fat Quarter Birthday Swap hosted by the lovely Chez
These are the little packages so far with 2 more to come


this is the little stack so far
I'll be back when the other 2 come in


Friday afternoon when JoJo came home we had some Persian Love Cake and Coffee


Before heading out for dinner (yes it seems like we ate all day)
I had some Cuttlefish to start with and Mr Armchair had Scallops


 JoJo had some Pasta and Prawns


One of the Desserts here is Popcorn Custard and Banana.......very interesting!!!



And just to finish off I scored a Gold *grin* Travel Wallet at a super duper price!!!

In between dreaming of PARIS I've been quilting Forty Years of Light and getting there!!!

Happy Weekend everyone......love Dzintra xo

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

~GDITC~ Saturday

On entering the Hall at Girls Day in the Country on Saturday we were greeted with a
Cottage on the Hill mug and a lovely centre piece of pink flowers in a vase





Our kit for the day


comprised of a Lynette Anderson Easter Table Topper



Here's Lynette showing off the Sampler piece



A few Hexagons made


I caught up with Suzie


It was a windy day and chairs were required to hold the doors open


Dear Shez came around to the tables
Hello Girls would anyone like some fruit........being banana sweets lol


Our table


Kate received my Swap Gift
We were each given a stitchery by Lynette to use and make something out of it
I made a Stitching Towel to use as a protector for the table to lay one's sewing work on



Dawnie was prepared to fight for it lol


A copy of the Stitchery available over here
Thank You Lynette


I received my Swap Gift from Shez
a little bag which is  holding my Hexagons
Thank You Shez......I love it and my Hexies are still sitting there


During the day I caught up with Lynette


Kate proudly showing her cushion


And group Bloggers pic to finish off the day


There was more Show-and-tell that evening
Here is Susan with her gorgeous quilt


JoJo even became involved and showed us her new poster
And more Show-and-tell

I'll be back with more pics of Sunday

Happy Stitching......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 ...