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!!!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Giveaway Win, Silent Auction... and an Award!!!

Recently I had the pleasure of entering a giveaway on Micki's blog...and to my utter delight and surprise...thank you to Joe's (Micki's Hubby) numbering system... I won this fabulous Jelly Roll Book...
...and one of Micki's machine embroidered book marks...of which I chose the pink one. Of course I had to purchase a Jelly Roll...this I wasn't going to get for myself until my birthday for a special treat for myself...and of course I had to rush out and buy one...even though it's not my birthday yet. That's okay...I'll have to think of something else now...as if that would be a problem!!! I probably won't get into making anything just yet due to my Hospitality Course which is taking up quite some time at the moment...

Over at On My Veranda, Maree held a Silent Auction in aid of the Bushfires in Victoria. This raised $700-00 and subsequently passed on to the Red Cross...Three Cheers for Maree...a job very well done!!! I bid and was successful in winning this book on Applique...which will come in so handy...now I can look at and learn the techniques of it all...
But wait...there's more...Micki has awarded me this Kreativ Blogger Award of which I am to pass on to three blogs...too hard to choose as usual... but I would like to give a special mention to: Annabelle at Pastoral Dreams...one of the most creative blogs I have ever seen...
and
Susan at Miss Maddie's...one of the most gentle and delightful blogs...
If you get a chance do pop over and say hi to these lovely ladies.
Now I had better get creative...I have to present a three course meal for my course...will do a post on this later on...play Head Chef (along with a partner) at the College Restaurant with real Patrons...cost it all...quantities needed...menus...
I think I'll need to go out to dinner after this is all over!!!

19 comments:

Kerri said...

How lucky are you. I purchased the jelly roll book about a month ago. It has so many ideas in it. I just have had the time to start another quilt yet until all UFO are out of the way. Well done.

Lurline said...

Lucky Girl - good on you! Naughty Girl - you have made me follow another blog - Miss Maddies - gorgeous!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Kimonos and Sushi said...

Wow that's a great book. My sister has purchased that for my birthday, I am not allowed to have it yet though. You have been so busy since my last visit. Keep up the great work.
Andrea

Stina said...

Oh...Love that book...my friend have that one...think I will borrow it..;o)
Congratulations on your lovely prizes and the award!! :o)

Natalija said...

Congrats! You do deserve it :)

...Miss...Maddie's... said...

Yummm a jelly-roll.I myself just purchased the Moda Aviary one the other day.(the bolts are due out in March)You are a lucky girl and you must let us know what wonderful outcome becomes of that roll.
Thankyou so much for the mention as the sentiments are equally shared on my behalf.
xo Susan

Millie said...

Gosh Dzintra I'm exhausted reading this post! So much going on in your busy life - I've absolutely no idea what a jelly roll is, but enjoy your prize. You will be a star with your cooking project, wish I could be there to enjoy the results!
Millie ^_^

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

My, my you are a busy, popular, and LUCKY gal, Dzintra! Congratulations!
Have a great weekend,
Catherine

Fer said...

Lucky you! What a great excuse to buy a jelly roll too.

Have fun!

a good yarn said...

Congratulations - you've won some terrific books there. Micki's bookmarks is delightful.

Cheers...Ann :)

Micki said...

Well, I am thrilled that you won my giveaway. The jelly roll is beautiful! Glad you like it all, and congrats again!
Micki

Kath said...

OOh Lucky girl! They look like wonderful books. I can't wait to see what you make with them! love Kath

Annabelle said...

Hi Dzintra,
Lucky girl you are! Books are always great treasures to behold.

And yes,to your question of my background, it's mine. I created it with an old map, added the birds and butterflies and mermaid. Graphics Fairy has lots of free royalty free graphics and I use pictures from very very old books...over hundred years old in some cases free photographs and some of my own paintings and photos. Will be happy to help but at the moment I am just learning as well so not quite fluent in all of the procedures. Glad you like the stuff; always nice to hear from you.

Hugs Annabelle

Margaret said...

I also won a auction prize and forgot to put it on my blog, always next time. You can't get enough ideas can you ?

Emz said...

Those are so cute! I've never seen a jelly roll book before!

Notjustnat said...

What a lucky girl, you will have fun with the book and a Jelly Roll. I am in the middle of a quilt make from Jelly Roll, but far from show and tell yet. Enjoy

vicki archer said...

Congratulations Dzintra and your award is very well deserved. I loved your Scottish post - how dreamy are the photographs. Thank you so much for your lovely comment today at French Essence and one thing I have learned is that we all absolutely love blogging, xv.

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

OT, but...

Read your comment over on 'French Essence' and loved your blog name. Had to come over and say this. ,-)

But with doing as many things as you do, I really don't see how you have a lot of leisure time, to *deserve* being the "Queen of the Armchair." -grin-

For myself, I've been accused of desiring the term, "Queen of the Universe." Now THAT, I can do, from my comfy chair! >,-)

I see you're into the Twilight books. Yessssssssss! I'm now going to re-read 'New Moon,' because they're filming that now. And because I wasn't too thrilled with it, first time around. And skimmed, way too much.

Then Taylor Lautner's portrayal of 'Jacob,' in the "Twilight" film, convinced me to like the 'Jacob' character more.

March 20th is the release of the DVD of "Twilight," here. Well, March 21st... but local book stores are having 'Twilight DVD' parties. If you pre-order it, you go {substitute, 'take your Granddaughters, and wait there, for them'} at 10PM, and wait till midnight, when they begin handing out pre-ordered copies. Fun for the younger readers, occurs between 10PM and midnight. ;-)

I did this, for the release of the last book. Don't think we are doing it, for the DVD though.

Aunt Amelia
"We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be."
~Jane Austen

Iris said...

Just stopping by to say hello.

It feels good to win something every once in a while.

You take care, Iris :)

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