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, January 30, 2010

A 10,000 Hit Giveaway...Sarah's Giveaway...and an Award!!!

Wow...how exciting is this...my little blog that I started when I pressed the button that said Create Blog has just grown in ways that I never imagined...

To celebrate wonderful new friendships...

faraway places visited...Latvia...America...Inter-State Australia...The Netherlands...Ireland...England...France...and many more countries I thought it's my turn to host a Giveaway!!!


I have met other Carers dealing in the day-to-day caring of their Loved One...

and knowing that I am not the only one out there doing it!!!

I feel well and truly blessed!!!

To celebrate 10,000 hits on Queen of the Armchair I thought I would giveaway these 2 patterns...



First pic is one of a cushion made up (by my good Friend Geo) to show you what it looks like...

The actual prize is a pattern by Linda Haigh of A Patchwork Cow...including little naive painted dolly to pin onto the cushion...


Second prize is a pattern by the lovely Cathy Penton...

Same deal as in the past...

leave a comment and JoJo will draw the winners from one of her Magic Hats 2 posts from this one!!!

Regular commenters automatically will be put in twice!!!


To celebrate Sarah's 3rd Blogoversary hop on over to her blog...

you will not be disappointed...a very generous giveaway she is having!!!


And from Micki in Ireland this Lemonade Stand award to be passed on!!!

I find it hard to select a few blogs to pass on to...

so I pass it on to you all...as I figure we all need a Lemonade in this warm weather!!!
Thank you Micki for thinking of me!!!
Have a great weekend everyone...

and as usual...I'm off to the beach for a swim!!!

30 comments:

Stina said...

Congratulations:O))))
You have a wonderful and inspiring blog.. so no wonder we keep coming back... :o)
Take care and have a lovely weekend.. :o) Enjoy the sun and the beach...:o)

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

Congratulations Dzintra! I love both your blogs and have enjoyed all your interests... stitchery, cooking, family and loved ones, friendship, and so much more! I love visiting your blog/s, emailing and chatting about all sorts of things that are meaningful to you! Enjoy the beach and your swim~ Hello to JoJo too xxxVicki

Kath said...

How exciting! getting to know you (and your family) through your Blog and our emails has been a delight and I look forward to many more years of friendship. Jo-jo is a lucky girl to have such a devoted, positive and loving Mum. Kath XX

Pooch Morning Glory said...

hi dzintra
good luck to all the giveaway entries. i just barely started knitting!

we are full out snow storms fourth day in a row now so im jealous that you re going swimming
have fun
~laura

Janey said...

Congrats, and I do so love to read your blog, enjoy the beach, I feel honored to know you from our emails and look forward to many years of friendship. ps. I still have to get used to that scrabble thingy on FB though.....so I will let you win for now! Hugs xxx

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Dzintra! WHat a lovely give-away gift! Isn't it amazing how we have all met each other? I too, remember the exact moment when I pressed that CREATE A BLOG button; the rest is a beautiful history! You are such a charm....Merci for your friendship! Anita

Notjustnat said...

Hey Dzintra, me to me to please? Congratulations on the 10,000 hits! That's so exciting. On your way to 20,000 before too long. I will boast about your giveaways on my next post.
Hugs Nat

Bev C said...

Hello Dzintra and Jojo,I love that bag in your previous posting. I have thoroughly enjoyed your blog and emails over the past 10,000 hits. Have a lovely Sunday.

Cattinka said...

You put lovely prizes in your giveaway. Please put me in the draw.
KATRIN W.

Simone de Klerk said...

Isn't it incredible, how many hits you have.
And yet another giveaway from you, dear Dzintra and once again so cute! Love the little dolly that goes to the first pattern.
Have fun JoJo, picking a name out of your magical hat (O:

Laura said...

Dzintra
What a beautiful blog you have.
Found it after the email that you send me with the name of the designer for the lovely bag that you made.
Laura

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dzintra! How nice to see you! Oh, I certainly understand being busy! I am so glad that you liked my bread post! You can't go wrong with bread, and even the images evoke the smell and taste, without the calories! But of course, there is nothing like biting down on that soft miette....do enjoy your Sunday and thank you for your precious friendship!!! Bisous, Anita

Margaret said...

G,day on this hot Sunday afternoon, so many hits so many new friendships, keep them coming hugs .

Astrid said...

CONGRATS on 10 000 hits! I stumbled into your blog this morning and WOW - it's so great! I'm going to follow you! :)Great giveaway - please count me in. I've posted about your giveway on my blog too; http://grandmasredneedle.blogspot.com

ria vogelzang said...

Hello Dzintra! Nice to meet you too!
Thanks for visiting my blog. The Rouennerie fabrics are just gorgeous... and just so different in colour from other fabrics.
And congratulations on your 10.000 hits!! Hope to see more from eachother!
Have a good sunday!

Sandi Butler said...

Wow, 10 000 hits, congratulations, Dzintra!! :)
Your blogs are lovely, and I always enjoy popping in to see what you are up to. I have met some wonderful friends on the internet.
Hello to JoJo too (waving) :) Hope you all had a great weekend.
Hugs

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Dzintra
Congratulations on 10,000 hits and the shared fun we are all having with bloggers all over this incredible world...

Well I will skip out of the giveaway. As lovely as it is, I am not a sewer, so would seem unfair of me to enter.. but i did want to leave a comment and say congrats... xx Julie

RitaGri said...

Es priecājos, ka varu apmeklēt tavu blogu, kas ir interesants un sniedz daudzas ierosmes!
Cik jauki, jūs varat iet peldēties!Mums pagājušajā nedēļā bija -27 grādi pēc Celsija. Tagad putina, bet ir siltāks, tikai -2 grādi pēc C.
Ar sveicieniem
Rita no latvijas

Francien said...

Well Dzintra...no wonder there about the 10.000 hits...your blog is a great one and a pleasure to take a look at with every new post...Congratulations...
greetings Francien.

Maree: said...

congratulations...Keep it Up.
cheers

SheilaC said...

Congrats on 10,000 hits! Great give away, thank you for the opportunity to enter.

SheilaC

a good yarn said...

My goodness Dzintra - 10,000 hits. That's terrific! Your blog has always been entertaining and I always enjoy your pictures of the beach. Thank you for hosting a giveaway. Ann :-)

jofridsquilt said...

congratulations. You have a great giveaway. Lovely patterns. Jofrid

Ruth said...

Congrats on your snniversary. Love your blog and oh I wish I could sit in the sun on the beach instead of being frozen on the east coast.

Terry said...

Thanks for your support in my infant steps at blogging

Yours always looks soooo good. It just changed to a page by the sea. Cool

10,000 visits I don't even have a counter yet.

Huggs Terry

Fer said...

Well done on 10,000 hits! Great looking giveaway too.

catita said...

OMG that many hits!!!
please..can i have your autograph

also, i would like to add for the ladies that have not meet either Jo or dzintra in person that these two ladies are absolutely beautiful and i had been EXTREMELY LUCKY to meet them both!!!
what a gift!!!!!

anyway, Jo please pick me for the giveaway!!!


lost fo love
marianela
ps; dzintra did you watch "lotson Austen" i hope so. i think is brilliant!!!!

Bietje said...

10.000 hits, what a huge amount, can't image that.
But congratulations to you. That huge amount is because your blog is worth reading. So everybody will come back and read more. Addicting.
I decided to sign up as a follower. So far I was a silent reader on your blog.

Beeshebags said...

WOW Dzintra, 10,000 hits you lucky gal. I've just discovered how to use Google reader so will now be able to keep up with all the lovely blogs, such as yours, that I follow. Hugs Naomi

Micki said...

Congrats Dzintra! It is amazing ho quickly time goes by.It has been wonderful having you as a friend and when I come to your blog, it is like coming home.
Micki

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