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!!!

Monday, May 31, 2010

OPAM (One Project A Month)...and Stitching At The Bay...and CABARET!!

Here is my little project for OPAM for May...



which was part of the projects at Stitching On The Bay held by Fiona and Sylvia on the weekend...

Here is my bag which had some kits ready for the day...

this is how the tables presented when walking in...

Projects on the wall...





Some of the ready made projects...
Part of morning tea...Polenta cake (gluten free) with Lime Zest in the Cream...absolutely delicious!!!

More of the Morning Tea...at the back is a Raspberry Loaf (Gluten Free)...

these occasions always seem to revolve around the food...

and why not...a day in Friendship...stitching...sharing...and of course eating!!!


Lunch were Frittatas...one was Roast Pumpkin and the other was Potato...I had Potato!!!

Then there was Afternoon Tea...
notice at the back the Raspberry Macarons (gluten free)...how wonderful is that...and they were soooo moooorish and oh so tempting!!!

Lucky Door Prizes...no I didn't win one this time!!!

This is the Raffle Quilt for later on in the year made by the Embroidery Group...

And here is Bev showing us her Quilt...

it's wonderful Bev!!!
Biscornus from a previous Stitching Day...
A wonderful day had by all...
Thank you so much Fiona and Sylvia...and the 2 Catering Ladies!!!
And this bag nearly made it into OPAM for this month...
I say nearly as I was intending it to be done...


But tonight I'm off to watch Rehearsals for Cabaret...
and get to know the characters and songs a little...or should I say a lot!!!
Here is the spot where I had to sit to have my pic taken for the programme...
I have a walk on part later on in the year so I'm venturing into something I've never done before...
and all because I'm keen to dress up and wear a costume!!!
So it's off for me to break a leg...as they say!!!
So here comes that song again...
What good is sitting alone in your room
come here the music play...
Life is a Cabaret!!!

22 comments:

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Oh my goodness...you have been busy...so much show and tell....Dzintra you are amazing...love all the finishes the little cone is very cute...

a good yarn said...

Fantastic post Dzintra - stitching and eating are an unbeatable combination. Everything looks fabulous! Ann :-)

Simone de Klerk said...

What a wonderful post, dear Dzintra!!! You must have had the most perfect day.
And how fun that the rehearsals have actually started. I am so excited for you.
Love your little OPAM finish!

Fer said...

What a wonderful fulfilling time you must've had! You were also nicely spoilt with all the gluten free stuff too. :)

Margaret said...

A nice newsy post , enjoyable and stimulating, Go Girl and on to Life is a Cabaret.

Kiki said...

Wow..and yay..thanks for sharing such a beautiful creative adventure..i loove the cone and the wallet..eveything is so beautiful and charming..lovely treats and tables all set up..what a dazzling post!! yay!
Kiki~

Mara said...

That looks a fantastic day, Dzintra!!!! Thank you for your sweet words on my blog!!!

Hugs!
Mara

Bev C said...

Hello Dzintra, such a lovely post. I just loved the home made food,nothing better than that. I am singing as I type. Happy rehearsals.
Bev.xoxo

Notjustnat said...

You are a busy bee dear Dzintra. What a great post fill with your activities. Enjoy singing and dancing. It sounds like fun - Hugs Nat

Julia said...

Oh my goodness...you have been busy..how did you ever fit all that into one month...all that yummy food too!
Julia ♥

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

Oh dearst Dzintra you must be in heaven!!! What a fun day with OPAM! And WOW... so many GF choices! Did you get any of the recipes? (; I love your porjects... expecially the Bees! And I'm sure you'll have that bag done soon... for next time. (:

And the Cabaret!!! Wow, just wow! Its good to push ourselves into things we've never done before... keeps us feeling alive. I can see you there ... with a big smile and a satisfied feeling! You go girl! "Break a leg" We're rooting for you~ xxxVicki

Terry said...

A day out with goodies for the soul and the body All a girl could wish for.
Like your OPAM. The bag looks nearly finished as well. Look forward to it being done .
Happy Stitching Terry

Maree: said...

Great Post..Your Stitching Day looked Great Food included...TFS.
cheers

Pooch Morning Glory said...

i had a beautiful quilt once that my grama made, but my son loved it so much i gave it to him.
it looks like a really fun day you had.
nice food too:)
~laura

catita said...

hi dzintra!
well done with the bookmark!
i am still going with my canvas work...very slow, very slow
wow! your pictures look fantastic and it really showed what a wonderful time we had a the stitching day!
as always a pleasure to spend time with you and giggle and giggle and take you away from your work

I am hoping that we will be able to make it your theater debut!!!!
lots of love,
marianela
xoxoxoxoxo

Clarity said...

Dear Dzintra,

I bought the original album a while ago and it does make me smile. As does the fooood, gluten-free macaroons? Recipe pls.. and that lemon polenta cake, recipe again, pls. I have weight to gain ;) joke. Peace, XX.

P.S. been away for a while after that last post.

Barbara and Nancy said...

you know how you jump from blog to blog. Well I found yours through Kiki's blog and I feel like I know you already. I'm also a stitcher (have a needlework and craft company called Banar Designs) and I've just started a blog about avocados (http://ladiesofthegrove.blogspot.com/) - because we live and work in an avocado grove (i saw slices of avocado peaking from your beautiful salad at the luncheon). So we're practically related! Anyway, I will look forward to reading your blog now that I've found it.

Heavenly Housewife said...

Hi there! Thanks for visiting my blog and your lovely comment. I'm enjoying just browsing around your site, fabulous!
Have a wonderful weekend ahead.
*kisses* HH

Micki said...

Lovely projects and it will be so exciting to hear about your role when you do that one big walk on the stage.
Micki

Sea Angels said...

I can only echo the wonderful comments already written about the wonderful stichery...but oh the gluten free food, where oh where are those recipes, my tummy is rumbleing at the pictures...and I can't believe you are going into winter, where does the time go?
Lots of hugs
BB Lynn xxx

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Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

You're so creative! And it sounds like you have a nice group of people to encourage each other and share your talents too!

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