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 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, December 30, 2017

~OPAM (One Project A Month) November 2017, Daysail

Running a bit late here with my OPAM but all good......
Been not well with what we think is an allergic cough (together with ear problems) continuously (quite debilitating) especially when I eat but all will be investigated but the suspect is Low Altitude and Air Pressure.......
Cant believe this as I always had a dream to live by the beach but looks like its not meant to be
Time will tell........
Also lots of Meetings for JoJo's NDIS plan.......phew, so much to sort out and organize!!!!!!



This Quilt I called Daysail after the same name as the fabric by Thimbleblossoms
Started New Years Day and completed in time for my Sister's Birthday
Mr Armchair and I thought it would be a bit of fun to go down to the Marina and get some boats into the picture to match Daysail


 Pretending it was our Berth lol




It was very windy but lots of fun





 Thank you Sweet Peg and Partner in Crime Kris for hosting OPAM again this year!!!


Wednesday, November 1, 2017

~OPAM (One Project A Month) October 2017~


 Gosh here we are, November already and it only seems like the year started not too long ago
I have 4 small items this month for OPAM
The first 2 are Fabric Baskets......one for me and one for Jo Jo.....
Above is the front and I couldn't resist putting my 'label' on them......


 Another side


and here's a little cutie
A Thread Roll which can also be called a Hussif




And last but not least a felt Christmas decoration made out of felt
Pattern by Anni Downs of Hatched and Patched


and here is my one hanging amongst Anni's decorations!!!

Thank You Sweet Peg and Partner in Crime Kris for hosting OPAM again this year!!!


Sunday, October 15, 2017

~OPAM (One Project A Month), September 2017

It's been a long time in between posts this year
Lots of commitments here especially with JoJo but at least I managed a finished item this month


This one is by our sweet little GD
She drew this pic above on some white fabric (back last year)
and wanted a cushion made out of it


Back


I even put a label of mine onto the back to finish it and she chose the stitching for it!!!

It all looks pretty cool!!!

Thanks so much to Sweet Peg and Kris for hosting OPAM again this year!!!

Friday, September 1, 2017

~OPAM (One Project A Month) August 2017...'Whanau'


My blog posts have been few and far between this year for various reasons
but I did manage an OPAM for August YAY


A little Farewell Mini Quilt for a Friend going back to New Zealand whilst her Father is not very well
My Friend is a Florist so I thought it apt to take some photos of the Quilt in the Camelia Bush


Little Quilt amongst a Camelia and some Sea Shells



Even though the back doesn't exactly match the front I thought it depicted our coastal area very well


'Whanau' is a Maori word for Family which is what this is all about


I even attached the Camelia to the gift and she just loved this

Many thanks to Sweet Peg and her Partner in Crime Kris for hosting OPAM again this year!!!

~Vale - Aunty Ausma~



On 22nd May 2071 this year my Dear Aunt Ausma (Dawn) passed away after some health setbacks....

She was my Beloved Godmother and Aunt
She did beautiful Tapestries......one pictured above
A great Knitter too........she used to knit for David Jones (department store)
She could play Canasta with 2 decks of cards
She was a talented Musician and this talent runs through the Family
She rang me on every Birthday and in between

Her and my Family had a hard time escaping the war having to leave everything behind and start all over again in a new country, Australia, but they did it


I will certainly miss her especially her cheery voice on my Birthday

And as is said in Latvijan 
Milestiba nekad nebeidzas
(Love never dies)

Rest In Peace dear Aunt
Atkal redzesinas (until we meet again)

Ingrid
 (as she knew me, which is my middle name.  I started using Dzintra when we made our Sea Change)



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 ...