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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

A Giveaway Win...Next Sew-In...and I Can't Keep Away From The Beach!!!

A little while ago Vicki held a 100th post Giveaway...

the prize being something from the Monterey Bay area where she lives...

The box arrived...and amongst all this pink tissue

was this ruffled paper heart...complete with Eiffel Tower...a little card...

Oh be still my beating heart...

these beautiful heartful words...

turn it over...

the sweetest little vial complete with sea glass...sea shells and sand from Pebble Beach, California!!!

all hanging up...I just love it Vicki !!!

Happy 100 Posts...and I hope there are many, many more...

I love coming over for a visit...strolling through your garden...walking along the beach...and participating in your Cook-Ups!!!

Thank you so much Blogging Mate!!!


I have again signed up for the Friday Night Sew-In to be held on 19th February...
this time I will do some border stitching for a quilt...

and watching The Curious Case of Benjamin Button starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett!!!
This is a short story written by F. Scott Fitzgerald and published back in 1922 and tells the story of Benjamin Button being born as an old man and getting younger as he grows up...
a beautiful story and a very thought provoking movie...
Meanwhile...I can't keep away from the beach lately...
having lots of swims and walks...
Here is a pic of our beach looking north...
and looking south at Twilight!!!
I'm loving Summer...and am enjoying the last weeks before we all start to cool down!!!

Which brings me to that wonderful poem by John Masefield...

SEA FEVER

I MUST down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by,
And the wheel's kick and the wind's song and the white sail's shaking,
And a gray mist on the sea's face, and a gray dawn breaking.

I must down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide
Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied;
And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying,
And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying.

I must down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life,
To the gull's way and the whale's way, where the wind's like a whetted knife;
And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover,
And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick's over.

This wonderful poem comes back to me every Summer...
over and over in my head...
Enjoy these beautiful days everyone...Dzintra

18 comments:

Simone de Klerk said...

Such a lovely win for you and especially made for you! Oh, the beach looks just perfect. We had new snow and now it is very windy. Coooooooooold. Enjoy the sun and warmth!

Notjustnat said...

What's a romantic post full of hearts, seashells and sweet poem. Glad you enjoy your shore and plenty of swim. Make the most of the summer dear Dzintra - Hugs Nat

ria vogelzang said...

What a great way to start the day by seeing all those hearts...... Just love it!
Hope you enjoy the beach and that beautiful nature, we're enjoying the snow and the cold.... I do love winter.....!! (but I also love the summer.. ;) ..)
Have a wonderful day.

Janey said...

Wonderful post Dzintra, made my morning feel great. Beautiful gifts, and lovely photos of the beach. I am quite green with envy. I too have signed up for the next sew-in, Oh and Benjamin Button is fantastic. I am sure you will really enjoy the movie. Hubby and I watched it a few weeks ago. Hugs xxx

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dzintra! What lovely gifts and your beach walks just have to be magnificent this time of year for you! FUN FUN FUN!!! Very gorgeous and you enjoy yourself everyday sweet one! Bisous, Anita

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

You do tease us so with your background of golden sand and then two views of your divine seashore...
You are so lucky D winning that prize from Vicki... the little vial is a perfect way to send a piece of her home to you. I love it.
It is minus 15C here this morning I'll take all the beach photos you can send.
Have fun in your upcoming class and we look forward to the results.
Susan x

Terry said...

What a lovely way to greet the day. The post was warm inside and seaside.
A trip to Bx yesterday. The roadsides and padacks are green not dried out. A sign of good weather. Otherwise it is much as we left it.

Happy stitching
Terry

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

Congratulations, D. You must be living under a lucky star. This was a real treasure trove! Enjoy the beach. I was so cold today I lit the fireplace and you're probably in shorts!

Catherine

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

So glad you got it Dzintra, but ever so much more thankful to have met you! (: Your beach is just dreamy!... and much warmer than ours. How lucky are we all, to be able to share eachother's places on earth! So glad you're taking every advantage of the warm fall days you're having~ xxx Vicki

Fer said...

You seem to have a knack for winning giveaways! Lovely present too.

I don't blame you for wanting to spend all your time at the beach, we would too if we lived a bit closer!

Pooch Morning Glory said...

dzintra
i like the theme of your friday nights.... curled up with a gorgeous dude.
and, i love your beach.
~laura

Zuzu said...

Congratulations on the giveaway win! Yay!
Your beach is gorgeous! Enjoy!
:)
Zuzu

VancityAllie said...

Wow how girly and cute! So beautiful... makes me excited about love and Valentine's Day!

Bev C said...

Hello Dzintra, what an extra special prize just made especially for you. I love the little vial of shells. Enjoy your sew-in and the movie,you will be stitching for quite a while with that movie. Love the new look beach theme on your blog. Happy swimming.

Cattinka said...

Congratulations to your win! You got beautiful things. And enjoy your trips to the beach, your pictures look beautiful, I would love to got for a swim with you.
KATRIN W.

a good yarn said...

That is one of my favourite poems Dzintra, How marvellous of you to feature it. The beach certainly looks enticing... Congratulations on your win - such lovely gifts and beautiful sentiments. Enjoy the film! Ann :-)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

OMG What a beautiful background you have!!!! It makes me very, very happy! Thank you dear one for your well-wishes! Dance with me in the sand!!!! BISOUS! Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh yes Dzintra....dancing in the sand with a glass of champagne in one hand and a hunk of bread in the other!!! YIPPEE! Happy Sunday! Anita

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