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, March 21, 2009

Update on Table Runner. Paris...Noordwijkerhout and the Tasmanian Devil!!!

Wow...what do all these have in common!!! All within days of each other recently I did a little more of my Bareroots Cozy Table Runner... One of my favourite blocks...'sheltering'
This runner is designed so that people sitting either side of the table can see stitching right side up...a clever idea I thought!!! This is one side...see the centre heart facing you...
...and now the other way!!!

This one will be 'cozy'...


and 'happy'...Like this runner is named...it is just a cozy one, perfect for the upcoming Winter.
And through the mail a postcard from my Dear Friend Georgina (no blog) who recently went to Paris along with some friends of hers to watch their Daughter dance at the Moulin Rogue!!! If you click Paris it will take you to an interactive site on the web...
Thank you Georgina!!!

And within days of Paris comes another postcard...this time from my Dear Blogging Friend Simone This card comes from Noordwijkerhout a town and Municipality in the Western Netherlands in the Province of South Holland. The town is the centre of the bulb growing region of the Netherlands, famed for its Tulips.
Thank you Sweet Simone!!!

And then from Australia's very own Island State...Tasmania...Hi-5 from a Tasmanian Devil...this little fella is now an endangered species...learn more about them here
Tasmania has some of the best...and dramatic, pristine scenery in Australia...No wonder it's known as the Holiday Isle...and certainly worth a trip to if you are ever Down Under!!!
Thank you Peter and Carol!!!
And after all that tripping around...a Chocolate Mousse for you all from the College Restaurant this week...
Enjoy...and have a great Weekend!!!

18 comments:

Notjustnat said...

Hey Dzintra Ingrid, lucky you to get a postcard from Georgina. I haven't got one yet. Hope she remembers to send me one too...! Love the table runner. Good job - Natima

Mildred said...

The tablerunner is precious. I just love it. How wonderful your postcards are also. I always enjoy your posts....so interesting. Have a great day.

Kath said...

Hey, that Taz devil is so cute, but I have to confess I have always longed to hug a wombat!! Kath in England

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Now THERE is a Post Subject Line!!! ,-)

Beautiful needlework.

Traveling friends! How nice.

Oh yes, that little Tasmanian Devil is so cute. I thought they were supposed to be kind of scary...

Aunt Amelia

Simone de Klerk said...

Such a very pretty tablerunner, Dzintra! I think it is one to make you feel really good, every time you look at it. Mmmmmmm that chocolate desert... I look forward to you new blog. Love the name!

Natalija said...

Gorgeous table runner!!! And it is such a pleasure to receive postcards from different countries :)

P.S. Thank you for the lovely comment you left on my blog.

Vicki's Bit-o-earth said...

Hi Dzintra, What a wonderful post! I love your table runner! Beautiful work. I especially love the "sheltering" and the "happy" blocks. They say exactly what I feel about my home and family. The two-sided idea is wonderful!

Does it count that I love anything/everything that someone else makes with fabric? I love fabric and I even have piles of it, but I'm thinking it doesn't like me so much... for some reason it doesn't like to do what I want it to... and I hate ripping out seams! However, I'd love to join a quilting/sewing party! I could be the caterer... and make sure everyone had food and drinks while they create lovelies! (:

I hope the little devils can be saved and protected. We need them, and they need us. Vicki

Julia said...

The tablerunner is lovely, I like how it faces both sides of the table...
Tasmanian Devil scares me a little but he is cute!
I love Tassie, need to come back for another visit..
Julia ♥

Jeni said...

What a wonderful table runner....and the post cards did you feel like packing your bags?????and that little Tassie devil..is just the cutest hey....

Oma aka Meme said...

hmmm-all that good food-
and a lovely runner
too

and postcards too

awesome blogging-- hugs from Meme

Fer said...

The table runner is lovely, glad you're finding time to work on it!

I love how you've included desert, especially chocolate mousse - a perfect way to end a blog post!

Micki said...

The tablerunner is gorgeous! Since you love postcards, i will send you one of Dunfanaghy as soon as I am feeling a bit better. Then you will be slowly but surely collecting cards from all over the world.The Taz devil is so cute. I love his high five!
Micki

Iris said...

That is a great idea for a table runner. How nice.

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Ahhhh yes! You are Dzintra! Who has spread the love of the 'Twilight' series! I read elsewhere, that Dzintra had introduced that blogger, to the series. But didn't put two and two together, so to speak. :-)

As I said to her, I can link people to loads of 'Twilight' discussion blogs, etc. But! Think I'd rather not do so, until both of you have read all the books. I'd not want you to be spoiled, as to plots, which you've not yet read.

Has the film of 'Twilight' been to your country and did you see it? We saw it in the fall. It just came out here, on DVD. My husband got it for me, as my early Birthday present. :-)

They are making the film of 'New Moon' right now, for release later this year.

Yes, we here are coming up on Spring. After a long cold Winter. But you are coming up on Autumn, my favorite of the seasons.

Aunt Amelia

Sandi said...

Lovely table runner! Always fun to receive postcards in the mail. Tassie devil is so cute! Your chocolate mousse looks yummy (and not too big)

Notjustnat said...

This is a test run comment. Dzintra has some problems with commmenting. Let's hope this work - Natima

MelsRosePlace said...

Oh but you're a clever chicken!! Never cease to amaze me. I am having a giveaway so pop on over & enter if you'd like, Mel xxx

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

How did I miss that mousse?! I want that for breakfast this morning!
Catherine

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