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!!!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

1, 2 and 3 Finishes!!!

Wow...what a week I have had!!!
First of the finishes is this gorgeous olde worlde Scissor Case from Cathy Penton ...Cathy has the most delightful blog...and has gone from embroidery/stitchery designs to making the most beautiful charms...so go over if you have a chance and take a look and see what you think...I'm sure you will love what you see!!!
Scissor case made from old white linen, prairie cloth on the inside...a little image from Cathy, an old button and finished with white velvet ribbon...

I had to put this one is showing it in black and white as done under the scanner...

The back of the little case is woolen felt...
I have thoroughly enjoyed this Cathy...and yes I know I have had it for ages but now so pleased I have finally completed it!!!

The next one is the Needlebook from Lynette Anderson Designs
Front of the Needlebook...

opens up to this...
Now I have somewhere to put my needles in the one spot!!!

Folded out showing the back...

And the biggest finish!!!
I have finally completed my Cookery Course lasting 18 months...WoooHooo!!! I am jumping up and down and so happy!!!
Pic is the last night of the practical...cooking for the Mantle Restaurant at the TAFE College...I have started another blog over here and recorded this year's meals at the Restaurant...I only wish I had done the same for the last year...
And to keep up with the cooking I thought I would try a new recipe out every week...
And continue the Cook-Ups with Vicki with the Donna Hay magazines...
Anyone want to join us...no rules...just cook up a recipe from the latest magazine and blog it!!!

My DH took me out to a Celebratory Dinner at one of our favourties On The Pier
I will show the full meal on my other blog My Dolce Vita in time
This is DH's meal...Kingfish Fillets and Wontons...

I reckon I scored here...one of the most tastiest meals I have had...
Crisp Fried Eden Mussels and Pork Belly, Holy Basil with Yellow Cream Curry!!!

And finished off with a Cafe Latte and Vienna Coffee!!!
Now that is all over...I can finally get round to moving in...going on those beachwalks...catching up on reading and starting my Advent Swap
Thanks for your visit and have a lovely week...Dzintra♥

29 comments:

Kimonos and Sushi said...

Well done on finishing your TAFE Course...your new projects are just gorgeous.

Natalija said...

Congrats on finishing your course!!!
Love all your finishes, good job done :)

Kath said...

I love your little creations, so pretty and homey.
Well done for completing your course, you must be very proud. Like you, I love mussels, that dish sounds delicious! Kath in England

Cattinka said...

I really like your scissor case and your needlebook, they are both very nice, and well worth the many hours of work you put in them.
Ahhm, can i come over for dinner some time? Your cooking looks delicious!
KATRIN W.

Notjustnat said...

Woo Hoo Dzintra, congratulations and a big hug from me. Good job you did it and you looked great in the pic. All the stitcheries are beautiful. You must be please to finished something. Good feeling uh?

Mildred said...

A great big hug for finishing the cookery course Dzintra! I am so proud for you. Your celebration dinner looks wonderful and I love the scissors case and needlebook - what grand items; so creative. Enjoy your day.

Maree said...

Congratulations on Finishing your course....Hooray.!!!
Love your heart...Gorgeous.
cheers

Micki said...

I love your scissors case and congreats on finishing the cooking course. You know how proud I am of you!
Micki

Julia said...

Congrats on finishing your course!...must tell my Joe-da-Chef..
The meals you cooked look wonderful. I would come to your restaurant anytime!!
Love the scissor case, very pretty!
Julia ♥

Bev C said...

Dzintra, Congratulations on completing your cookery course. It sounds like you had great fun,a great achievement. Love the stitcheries. Happy days.

Sandi said...

Congrats on finishing your cooking course, well done!! Whoo hooo!!
Your stitching projects look great!!

Fer said...

Your sewing looks lovely and your meal looks YUM!! Congrats on finishing your course.

barb's creations said...

Congratulations on finishing your cooking course.I'll have to pop over to your new cooking blog and have a squiz as I love to cook.Love your craft finishes as well.I'm thinking of trying to finish one of my UFO's a month as well..... wish me luck :) Barb.

Stina said...

Ohhh.. I love your finishes!!! And congrats on finishing your course too!!! :o)))

a good yarn said...

Congratulations Dzintra! You must be feeling a mixture of elation and sadness now that it's all over. I have enjoyed reading about your culinary adventures. My goodness your sewing projects are delightful! Cathy and Lynette are amazing designers. Ann :)

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

Move over Jamie Oliver, Chef D is taking over. Aussie cooking with a heritage touch, sounds yummy!
Love the little needle keep and it's true Cathy's charms are darling. Several of them have found their way to my house over the years.
xo Susan

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

Oh my gosh! The biggest congratulations in the world to you! What an amazing accomplishment. I know how hard and exhausting restaurant work is, and I know you must be thrilled that it is over and that it was such a success. What will you do now? Will you cook in a restaurant, or was this a personal challenge? Congratulations Dzintra! And your sewing work is fab as always.

Catherine xx

Cathy Louise said...

Oh it seems so, so love since I created these stitcheries now.... But that image is so special to me as you know you...You are a sweet, sweet friend for sharing....Take care Cathy xx

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dearest Dzintra,

I was so touched by your visit; thank you so much for your comments and well-wishes. I feel overwhelmed because by Sunday, I need to have at least 25 pages for my adviser, so here we go! I am fortunate however, to be a teacher and have the summer off, so I can't complain. YOUR CREATIONS ARE STUNNING! And, I love that scissors case! My mom used to have all these vintage pieces. And your food...wow, I am getting hungry! I will be back soon this summer, so keep in touch dear one! Anita

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

I've been swamped with work and am way too slow getting to blogging this week!
Oh Dzintra, I love the scissor cases and needle books! If only I could magically be able to make something like that! I went to Cathy's blog... such wonderful and talented girls you both are!

Your dinner out looks delicious! What a perfect way to celebrate completing your course! Happy happy Congratulations to you! I hope you're out walking the beach and relaxing for the rest of the winter.

I have my Son, DIL and Grandbaby Sophia, as well as DIL's family coming for a week-long visit starting this coming weekend. I'm so looking forward to holding and playing with my Sophia! Alot of cooking to be done, and I've planned to make a few recipes from Donna Hay's magazine... so hopefully I'll have time to photograph it... we'll see. LOL! It would be fun to have others join in! (: Love to you, Vicki

Fiona said...

Congratulations Dzintra - I know how much you have wanted this !! You have finally finished. The stitcheries are gorgeous too. Have a great break.

Millie said...

Thw warmest of congrats to you dear Dzintra for your wonderful accomplishments - gosh you are a real doer! Looking forward to hearing what's next on your big list!
Millie ^_^

Lynette Anderson said...

Congrats of completing the cooking course, I bet your family have enjoyed some wonderful meals in the last 18 months. The Needlecase Simple stitches looks wonderful, thank you for showing it.
Lynettex

clare's craftroom said...

All that beautiful sewing . Congratulations of finishing your course , well done !

Serena said...

Congratulations on your big accomplishment! The food looks fabulous. (Can I just say how enticing these pictures are for a pregnant woman!) Your needlework is fabulous as well. I love little goodies like that but never think to buy patterns for them. I will have to be more crafty and less focused on quilts. I owe you an email, promise I'll write soon.

Simone de Klerk said...

I loved looking at those wonderful projects you finished. Isn't it fun to have them finished and ready to use! And then, what a great picture of you and having finished your course. Gefeliciteerd!!! Good for you. I so much admire you, that you did this. Too bad I can't just visit you and try one of those wonderful dishes.

mylatestobsession said...

Congratulations for finishing your course, and finishing all those wonderful projects, the needle case is beautiful.

Lynda.

Kimonos and Sushi said...

Hello I am having a little giveaway for 12mths in blogland pop over

Christine Crocker of Deerfield Farm said...

Congratulations!
What wonderful accomplishments,dear girl. You must be so proud.
Everything looks wonderful and so do you, so very happy.
such lovely things to eat and such lovely presentation.
wonderful wonderful for you.

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