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, February 20, 2010

Friday Night Sew-In!!!

Wow...this must be a record...2 Posts in 1 day!!!
Underneath this one I have posted the winners to my 10,000 hit giveaway!!!
Last night was the Friday Night Sew-In hosted by Heidi and Bobbi...

I thought maybe I wouldn't be able to make it as we had other things to attend to...

plus not being here...for a variety of family reasons...

but luckily I made it home in time to do some stitching and get in a movie!!!


I'm really starting to look forward to these Sew-Ins as it is turning into a fun evening...

of planning...stitching...and enjoying the process of it all!!!




I had planned to do something else but had been called away...


luckily I still have my trusty ol' Table Runner still on the go!!!


Here I have finished another little block of flowers on stems with French Knots...



Two more sections to go and then finishing off the blocks...


then onto the outside border with more flowers and knots...then binding...


I'm so looking forward to getting this completed...


but lately have been taken with starting new projects!!!

Thank you Heidi and Bobbi for hosting this Fun evening!!!


During the evening we watched The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button
with Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett...


talk about Brad being a distraction during the evening ha ha!!!


And so begins "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button',


adapted from the 1920's story be F. Scott Fitzgerald
about a man who is born in his eighties and ages backwards...
...a grand tale of a not so ordinary man and the people and places he discovers along the way...


the loves he finds...the joys of life...and what lasts beyond time...



Screen Story by Eric Roth and Robin Swicord...based on the Short Story by F. Scott Fitzgerald...
Images and words from the brochure...



Truly a thought provoking magical movie...
with Brad at his best (sigh)!!!



And here's what we are doing for the rest of the weekend...and then some LOL!!!

We are re-organizing JoJo from this very overcrowded space next to the dining area into another part of the house...
it's going to take ages...
it's been a beautiful high summer's day and the beach keeps calling...
if we work really hard maybe we'll get down there tomorrow...
perhaps even for a swim...if not one of the last swims for this particularly warm Summer...
but I have loved every minute of it!!!
Enjoy these last days of warmth as we are slipping gently into Autumn!!!
Off now to start on the re-organization...


Lookout JoJo...here we come!!!

17 comments:

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dzintra dearest! I have missed you! You are on my bloglist and I hadn't seen you post for quite a while; I hope you are keeping up with the demands of life! Good to see you and your sew-in! Sounds like so much fun. Have a great weekend!

Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Iam so glad to hear that you are well! Life is like that, non?:) I wish I could join in on the sew-in....I don't even have a machine!

I send you my wishes for a smooth day and peaceful weekend dearest,

Fondly, Anita

Simone de Klerk said...

The tablerunner is so pretty! Can't wait to see the finish.
And ... good luck with reorganizing. Oh dear, it looks like a lot of work.

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

You have been such a busy girl...
I love the little French knot flowers, so dainty.
The lure of the beach for a final swim shall be hard to ignore but if you are busy with the task at hand those beautiful white sands shall succeed and make a perfect reward for your hard work.
Susan x
Oh yes and congrats to your winners!

Mildred said...

That tablerunner is stunning Dzintra. Best wishes with JoJo's move and I hope you get to swim today. Enjoy!

Notjustnat said...

You did it for the Friday Night Sew-in! I didn't put the post up until tonight! Glad you enjoy your night - Hugs Nat

Vintage Sandy said...
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Vintage Sandy said...

Dzintra...your table runner is beautiful looking forward to seeing it finished...organizing not so much fun...go to the beach while you still can♥

Janey said...

Lovely tablerunner, I cant wait to see it finished. Have fun re-organizing. Hugs xxx

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

Your table runner is so beautiful Dzintra! I love that pattern. What a fun project for the Sew-in... and of course the movie goes without saying! Wonderful! If I were very motivated and brave, I'd look for a similar pattern for my table since it would go well with my garden themed decor. That will have to come later next fall when things have slowed down in the garden. Right now the gardening is taking up alot of my time to get started. JoJo's room reorganization sounds to be a busy one. I'm sure she will love it when its all done! Have a wonderful weekend~ xxxVicki

Kath said...

I adore your table runner, it is so pretty, such a lot of work! X

Fer said...

The quilt is coming along beautifully!

Sounds like a swim is just the thing after all that work. :)

Terry said...

Dzintra glad you made the Sew In. Did you have choclates as well? The sticherie is "looking good girl."
They say a change is as good as ..... Hope JoJo enjoys her new space.
Terry

Pooch Morning Glory said...

dzintra
you sure are a busy girl... i noticed you have a turntable in your family room. awesome... mine died years ago.
i saw that movie... brad pitt ... *sigh*... good movie too haha
~laura

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Dzintra,
During one of your movie nights, please rent this one. Snuggle up, be awake and get ready to take in some delicate, textured richness of color and story line! Thank you for coming to visit dearest! Bisous, Anita

Bev C said...

Hello Dzintar, good luck with the organising. I just love that movie. Have you bought Julie and Julia yet. Have a wonderful week.

Bev.

Margaret said...

Your table runner is intersting I have been toying with the idea myself but just haeve't found the right theme or material yet.

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