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!!!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Sparkly Winners Are Grinners...and a very special Irish Giveaway!!!


Sparkly Ric-Rac on my new Apron!!! Today my DH worked from home...quite a cool day here on the coast...this afternoon just as I was about to go and pick JoJo up he grabbed the key to the letterbox and came back with the mail...First suprise of the afternoon was this gorgeous hand made, water coloured bookmark of a sea horse...complete with sparkles... sent to me by Kath in England!!! This was completely unexpected...out of the blue and I was so thrilled!!! And to think that this Sparkly Seahorse was on Kath's blog only last week!!!
If you get a chance hop on over to Kath's blog and see some of her craft work from her railway cottage...and you'll see some of her fabric postcards...bookmarks of course...tales of Glastonbury Castle...and a great range of topics!!!

~Sparkly Seahorse~ all ready for my next read...
And from one fellow bookworm to another...Thank You Dear Kath!!!
We came back in, put Sparkly Seahorse onto the table and blow me down...in that short space of time a package had arrived onto the front verandah!!!

My Giveaway Win from Margaret...with a lovely photographed card...

'From our Seaside to yours', how cool is this I thought!!!

I had no idea what I had won...this was a complete surprise as I opened the package and saw this red fabric and wondered what is this...


A vintage style apron...wow!!!

I put it on...went up the hallway and thought as I admired it in the mirror...

grab the camera and take a pic!!!

Wonderful...this is great...I always wear an apron when cooking...

and am slowly adding them to my growing collection!!!




Under the apron was this bag...and what a wonderful size this is...

Margaret...this is fantastic...I'm a real apron and bag gal...I reckon you can never have too many of either!!!

Do check out Margaret's blog if you get a chance...Cosmos and Chrysanthemums and read what goes on in her part of the world...


Thank you so very very much girls...You both made my day!!!


And here's a cool Irish Giveaway from Micki, over in Ireland of course!!!

Giveaway includes an Irish Blessing dish towel...Irish Chain Quilt pattern...and other goodies!!

Micki is celebrating her Blogoversary and 10,000 hits so pop on over and say hi!!!



~Our Friends are the stars that glow in the darkness~

~What is life without friendship?

It is like the heavens without the stars, the sky without the sun~

From a Thousand Paths to friendship...David Baird

Enjoy the leadup to the weekend everybody...and have a great one...Dzintra Ingrid♥

11 comments:

Kath said...

So happy my little gift pleased you, dear Dzintra, love Kath www.railwaycottage.blogspot.com

Micki said...

What lovely gifts you got! Anything from Kath is beautiful! I am so happy for you. Seahorses are so magical!
Thanks for posting my giveaway, and for being such a good friend.
Micki

Mildred said...

What lovely and talented friends. Both of your parcels are beautiful.

Julia said...

What lovely gifts you got!
Both of your parcels are beautiful..
Enjoy.
Julia ♥

Notjustnat said...

OMG dear Dzintra, what a lucky day and a lucky girl!!! Red apron suits you. Love that sparkles seahouse bookmark. Enjoy all your goodies and enjoy your day - hugs Nat

Margaret said...

So glad that you had a wonderful day with the "postman" Life's Good. Loved your post.

Fer said...

Great booty! Have fun with you presents.

Simone de Klerk said...

Such wonderful sparkling presents for you dear Dzintra (O:

vicki archer said...

Cute apron Dzintra, xv.

a good yarn said...

Such lovely gifts to make your day.

Clarity said...

Well done - you must be blessed :)
Who needs a beach towel then?

Anything gift or letter through the post puts a smile on my face.

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