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, September 5, 2009

A Win, A Meeting, A Gift, New Buttons, A Postcard and An Award!!!

A little while ago I participated in a Giveaway by Bev over at Kainga Happenings...
The prize was a redwork machine embroidered stitchery wallhanging...and from memory I think it was called Sweethearts...with 6 sweet little embroideries on them...
I didn't win but Bev was so very generous in offering everybody a consolation prize...
2 choices of stitcheries from her giveaway prize...

After going backwards and forwards to her blog trying to choose...

I chose the little boy and girl above...

they just so reminded me of my Son and Daughter growing up and being close...

And this one of the little girl feeding her Teddy...
This one was good timing as it reminded me of the Teddy we gave JoJo which just happened to be just around the time of Bev's Giveaway!!!
Thank you so much Bev...this was indeed a surprise!!!

Shortly after that I went to meet my dear Friend Natima...and very good Blogging Pal also and she had a little gift for me...with the sweetest note on it...cut out in a heart shape!!!

We had a Caramel Latte...I reckon Gloria Jean's does the best one...
Nat had a Cheesecake and I had a Gluten Free Pear and Walnut Tart!!!


Nat is proficient in many crafts...this package contained some hand dyed fabric by her in a lovely salmony/pinky shade...not very visible here but just under the floral one...
and also some hand dyed thread to match...
along with a neat little pair of scissors on which was a felted and beaded little strawberry!!!
Thank you so much dear Natima!!!

And here we are just outside the shop...
I think we both had a lovely catch up and I hope we get the opportunity to do this again next time you're in town!!!

Recently I ordered a couple of bags of buttons from Barb over at Theodora Cleave and here they are pictured above...a great selection...
I didn't really know which ones I was getting as it was a mixed bag!!!
Thank you Barb...they're great!!!

During the week we received a postcard...all the way from Iceland!!!
The pic shows The Blue Lagoon...a unique geothermal wonder...
I have heard all about these spa facilites and how warm they are...even in Iceland!!!
After meeting with Nat I caught up with my little Grand-Daughter Lidija...
ain't she just the sweetest!!!

And to finish off...I have received this Friendship Rose from Natalija!!!
Thank you so much for thinking of me!!!
And I in turn would like to pass this Friendship Rose on to all my wonderful bloggy friends!!!

Friends are always close to each other's hearts...
Even if they are on opposite sides of the globe.
~a Thousand Paths of friendship~
David Baird

21 comments:

The Faerie Queen said...

Hi my friend queenie, hope you dont mind me calling you queenie. Very cute stitcheries, and such a lovely gift from Natima and also a great photo of you both. Its nice to see a picture of my cyber friends.
hugz xxx

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

Wonderful post Dzintra! The two stitchery(s)are so cute and perfect. What a great week you've had! And your little Lidija is a darling beauty! I think she looks alot like her lovely grandma! (: xxx Vicki

Serena said...

OH how I wish my blogging friends lived close! I love the redwork stitching and the latte sounds fabulous!

I hope you both had a wonderful day. Natima is so very thoughtful.

Lidija is just adorable!! How old is she??

Margaret said...

Now that was a great post to get the day started, full of loving gifts and optismn.

Notjustnat said...

Hey my Queenie (she is my Queenie too Faerie Queen LOL!!!). That's such a great post including photo of us together that day. I really enjoyed catching with you. We talked the whole time! I hope you can use them presents from me. I love redwork embroidery, you did such a great job my Queen...♥♥♥ Your DGD Lidija is adorable!

Julia said...

great photo of you and Natima..You both look gorgeous!
Congrats on the redwork win..i love what you chose!
Julia ♥

Lurline said...

Lovely smiles from friends and that little one is just delightful!
Hugs - Lurline♥

a good yarn said...

That's such a lovely gift from your friend - how thoughtful! The buttons are fabulous - is it a coincidence that I can see JoJo spelt out by them? You grand-daugther is simply beautiful. Have a great week Ann :)

Fer said...

What a busy and wonderful time you've had!

Clarity said...

A lovely collection of memories and gifts in a short time; Nat seems especially sweet and the handmade gifts are touching.

Glad you enjoyed the past view days.

Mildred said...

What a heart warming post. Such beautiful treasures from friends. That's an adorable photo of your granddaughter - she is so sweet. Also, I love that quote. Blessings to you this day.

Clarity said...

Thank you Dzintra, that means a lot, xxx.

Simone de Klerk said...

What a wonderful post, dear Dzintra. Such lovely stitcheries from dear Bev and such pretty things from Natima. I like the way you chose the stitcheries!
Great to see you and Natima on the picture! And with so many nice goodies.
Mmmm and what a darling granddaughter you have. It must be great being able to be with her.
Have a wonderful week.

Bev C said...

Hello Dzintra, A truly lovely posting,very uplifting. Lovely presents for a lovely person!!! Gosh that grandaughter is just beautiful, I bet she is a time waster!! in the good way. Have a great week.Happy days.

nollyposh said...

Hi lovely Dzintra, Thankyou for dropping by my blog... That's one gorgeous Grand-baby btw <3

Granny Lyn said...

Oh, my, what a gorgeous baby! she will grow to be a beauty! and those precious little baby toes sticking out, too cute!

You and Nat are so lucky to be able to visit and have coffee and dessert. what a blessing!

DAWNIE said...

Oh my goodness - you have some wonderful news. It is always so exciting to receive something from a prize win. Cant wait to see what you stitch up with them. No, I think I do the best cofees!!! joking. and the buttons..... they are sooooooo cute - will have to pay Thea a visit. speak soon.

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Ohhh I love that salmony/pinky shade!

And thank you much, for commenting/telling me that you see the Chocolate Brown color on the sides of my new blog Background. So far, most people who commented, can see it, and I'm so glad.

Micki said...

I love that pic of you and Nat! What a lovely package you got!
What a wonderful post!
Micki

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

Well it certainly looks like you have been busy and the needlework prizes will keep you that way for a while.
That grand-daughter is a darling!
xo Susan

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Congratulations! They are so cute as is your granddaughter! :)

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