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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

OPAM (One Project a Month) June...And A Surprise Visit!!!

Finished a bit earlier this month...here is June's OPAM hosted by Peg and Kris which is going to be a gift for my Sister for her Birthday...

Petunia's Garden Bag...pattern by Anni Downs of Hatched and Patched

Over the weekend we had a surprise visitor...my DD and GD, here they are checking out the bag...

label inside the bag...

and the pattern...

Apart from cooking and eating all weekend we choose some Theodora Cleave buttons by Barb Smith for this cushion...


I started this book by Jennifer Chiaverini, part of the Elm Creek series...

Spotted this camelia that had fallen to the ground...

indulged in this new chocolate by Lindt...

We cooked up some pears in maple syrup...


At the Summer sales I bought some Laura Ashley items...tea towel...pot holder...apron and a little apron for my GD...and this weekend I pulled them out and here we are...

We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves cooking and eating and had a blast of a weekend!!!
Now we're off to a family wedding this weekend...
Congratulations Jennifer and Mark!!!

24 comments:

Notjustnat said...

So lovely to have a suprised visit. I was so excited for you. What love couple GM and GD all in the same aprons. She is going up to be a chef too! Nice bag for sis's birthday. You are goo with this OPAM - Keep up the good work.
Enjoy Sydney - Hugs Nat

mrsnesbitt said...

Do you like Laura Ashley fabrics? We often have sales over here. I have some lovely LA papers which I make cards with. yes, nice to meet you.

Fer said...

Sweet bag!

The Laura Ashley stuff is lovely!

Bev C said...

Hello Dzintra, Laura Ashley fabrics are just beautiful.You both look quite the chefs. Love the bag you made for your sister. I am sure she will treasure the bag. Haven't tried that chocolate,must check it out this Saturday. Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Kiki said...

Wow..gorgeous post..beautiful bag you have made..you are super talented!! Wonderful! I love L.A fabrics too..super adorable!
yay..that was fun.and all that food looks fabulous too!
Have a terrific day!
Kiki~

ria vogelzang said...

What a beuatiful picture of you and your GD! So cute!
Love the bag you made and those lovely stitcheries!
Have fun with your cooking and sewing! It looks just fabulous!

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

So many goodies I don't know where to start...
I adore the matching aprons on you and your darling grand-baby, the tote is terrific and if you weren't so far away I'd have been hangin' around your backdoor for those pears.
We are the land of maple syrup and I must confess I find uses for it every chance I can.
Have a wonderful weekend D and just think of all the goodies you'll be able to put in that new bag.
Susan x

Maree: said...

Your GD looks so Cute in her new Apron...Lovely Bag for your sister I'm sure she will just Love it...Lovely Post.
cheers

Vintage Sandy said...

Dzintra...what a beautiful GD you have and just adorable you two in your matching aprons how fun!!!
Love the bag for your sister also..

Cattinka said...

What a lovely bag you made, and you look so happy with your daughter and granddaughter!
Nice buttons you are showing, and you sent me some beautiful buttons too, that was so nice, you completely surprised me with them. Thank you very, very much!
KATRIN W.

RitaGri said...

Sveicieni no Latvijas Jāņu dienā! vai jūs arī 23.jūnijā līgojat?
Skaistas ziņas kā parasti tavā blogā.
Rita

Pooch Morning Glory said...

loving the polka dots on the bag and i am truly intrigued by the sea salt lindt and maple pears. i also come from the land of maple syrup haha.
i also love that little flower
have a great day
`LAURA XX

Terry said...

Good finish clap,clap
Cooking clothes girls and food all look yummy
Happy visit . Terry

Margaret said...

Nothing left for me to say , other than a lovely post and can I say again that Gran and GD look great in their aprons . Just Lovely.

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Dzintra
Another lovely post for a beautiful craft and beautiful family [not too mention a Lindt chocolate I am yet to discover!!!]... but the last photo is the winner!! How beautiful!!! it;s a winner!!!

Hope you had a lovely weekend.. xxx Julie

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

DZINTRA! I AM BACK!!!And how lovely to see such pretty things on your post. WOw, I am trying to catch up with everyone and it is hard!!! I just want to say how much I missed each and every one of you and it is amazing how connected we are!I did however, have a splendid time with family and friends.

Enjoy the week dearest! Anita

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

What a perfect surprise visit Dzintra! You and that darling little baby doll look like you're both in heaven! Love love love your bag, and those pears look divine! A weekend of eating and chatting... sounds perfect to me~ xxxVicki

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning dear Dzintra!!! How nice to see you visit on my very, very old post! I will be posting a new one in a few hours. Thank you from the bottom of my grateful heart for sending Sir Peter off to me! I can't wait to see him!!! I hope you are enjoying your time and may you have a wonderful season of family and friends. Fondly and most thankful, Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

And to you dear friend, I raise my glass of Korbel Brut Rosé to you....what fun!!! I tasted all the lovely champagnes, but the pink one was my favorite!!!

Bisous, Anita

Jeni said...

i am sure your sister wil love her bag........................and the food Dzintra lovely as always
hugs

Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella said...

Those pears look absolutely divine! Maple is such a nice alternative to honey! :)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning dearest Dzintra! Yes, the pink has always been my favorite! And have you ever had poached salmon in pink champagne?????? Whip some up and WOW your dinner guests!

Have a magnificent day and thank you always for stopping by!!! Anita

catita said...

dzintra!
your gorgeous granddaughter is a mini YOU!
she is so cute! and you both look fantastic on your Laura Ashley aprons i love Laura Ashley gorgeous clothes
lots of love
Looking forward to see u soon!
lots of love always
marianela
xoxoxoxoxo

Simone de Klerk said...

How could I have missed this lovely lovely post??? So much happiness and beauty springs from it! What an adorable picture, you and you DG! I am almost certain she will enjoy cooking too some day, just like her grandmother.
The smell of those pears with ice came all the way over here. Delicious!

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