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, July 31, 2010

OPAM (One Project A Month) July 2010...and a Giveaway Win!!!

Another OPAM finish...how cool is this...I'd say I've never had as many completed projects as I've had since joining OPAM...hosted by Peg and Kris!!!

This month a cushion...'Keys to my heart' by Sally Giblin...
This pattern was a birthday gift for me from my good blogging friend Andrea!!!

complete with a first for me...Prairie Points!!!
I loved doing these and they weren't nearly as difficult as I'd thought they would be...


back of the cushion!!!

And another finish for this month...this time from Homespun magazine...

this set of little Christmas decorations by Lenna Green for Christmas in July!!!

Then yesterday I received this package in the mail from Jo!!!

I was lucky enough to be her giveaway winner recently of her first pattern and the gorgeous Fat Quarters 'Fleur d'Paris' by Michelle Blackhurst !!!
Thank you so much Jo!!!
July...a great month this year...and the last day for Christmas in July!!!
One more month till Spring...YAY!!!

26 comments:

Astrid said...

What a gorgeous cushion, Dzintra! I LOVE the combination of stitchery and quilting! Congrats on the win too!
Wishing you a wonderful weekend - full of crafting! :)

Notjustnat said...

I agree, July is a great month. It's my son's birthday this month and it's a Christmas in July for us here. Love all your OPAM projects. Great job to finished them. A push is good, I need a push too :) Enjoy the rest of your weekend - Hugs Nat

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

GOOD MORNING PRECIOUS! Oooophs, it is evening for you now! Isn't it wonderful that you are able to FINISH such fun projects now? When we belong to a community we are more apt to finish what we begin! BEAUTIFUL! Anita

Kath said...

Goodness what a hive of industry! I love your stitcheries and the fabric you chose for the baack of the cushion is gorgeous (very "me").
Lovely to read what you've been up to, love, Kath

Stina said...

Just beautiful ...:o))) Lovely win from Jo!!! :o)))

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

And I will raise my cup of faery wine to you, knowing that the veil of winter will soon be lifted from your part of the world, coming over to gently lay its blanket upon us to bid a sweet farewell to a summer well-spent. You are such a charm my dearest! Anita

Pooch Morning Glory said...

beautiful work dzintra, as always. i am constantly amazed at how many projects you finish.
have a great weekend
~laura x

Mildred said...

Hi Dzintra and JoJo. These are the most gorgeous projects. I love each of them! Congrats on the fabulous giveaway win too!

Fer said...

You've gone off! It's great to see you getting so much done. :)

Terry said...

Two finishes a win and all lovely .

You are on a roll keep up the momentum. Have a great week.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

The cushion is stunning Dzintra...and the decos are so cute..well done on your finishes..

a good yarn said...

Fantastic effort Dzintra and some very sweet projects. You have every right to be pleased with your efforts. Lovely goddies in your giveaway prize. Ann :-)

Maree: said...

Congrats on your Gorgeous Win..love all your projects & Finishes..well done.
cheers

Micki said...

I really love the cushion...It is so pretty! Congrats on the win!
Micki

Bev C said...

Hello Dzintra, just love the cushion. You won the French fabric,just right for you. Enjoy.

Jeni said...

my goodness what a great month you have had completing projects.....
and I also love your french material.............
well down Dzintra

Gail said...

HI Dzintra, just thought I'd pop over and say hi, nice quilts you have been making. Have read The Shifting Fog too, can't wait for her new books! Have a great week.
Cheers Gail

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

Beautiful work on the cushion Dzintra, and congratulations on the win! Its been an absolute crazy July for me. Its been a whole month since I've had time to read blogs and emails. Missed it alot! Hopefully August will be different! (: xxxVicki

Megan (Best of Fates) said...

Wow, those are gorgeous projects - I wish I was talented like that!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dzintra dearest!!!! Thank you for coming to visit and OH YEAH....all of these DAMES are my all-time favorites, especially Judy Dench and Helen Mirren. What grace, inner-strength and courage they display, at least in the roles that they play! But what lovely locks, non? I still have a healthy head of natural black, but if I live long enough to have a full gray/silver head, I want to show off every natural strand of it like these ladies do! I am sure your sport a lovely natural do....I have seen your pictures and you are lovely.

Have a wonderful day my dear! Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

...and thank you for your constant encouragement and enthusiasm my dear, for the messages I so want to communicate, and hope to do so in a way that is memorable. Metaphors, metaphors, my favorite! And yes, AU NATURAL is the best I think....show the world who you really are....you are so beautiful with your own beautiful color! Good for that hairdresser!!! She knows what is right!

Enjoy the day, Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

And cheers to you too, dearest! Anita

Fete et Fleur said...

Congratulations on your win! Your work is beautiful.

Nancy

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Dzintra
Sorry I missed Jo-jo's birthday.. tell I said Happy Birthday!!! Hope she is still celebrating and enjoying the moment!!!

I just love that photo of the clothesline.. I have a real thing about clotheslines especially the old Hills Hoists.. perhaps that is childhood memories from swinging on them .. hahaha

Looks like you had fun with your cookup.... Hope you get to enjoy that beach walk.. I may just do the same.. xxx Julie

Simone de Klerk said...

Congratulations with this wonderful finish, Dzintra!!! And I LOVE those points!

Anonymous said...

Hi There, It's always lovely to see one of my designs made up in different fabrics ! Looks great. Keep up the good work.
Happy Stitching, Sally Giblin, The Rivendale Collection.
P.S Have a look at this months Homespun....

Welcome To My World

Hello, my name is Dzintra Ingrid ... have been known as Ingrid and since our Sea Change I have started to use Dzintra ... pronounced without the D ... (but still known as Ingrid, I know, it's confusing ...)

Welcome to my world ... a journal of our Sea Change ... Mum to three wonderful children ... bringing up a daughter with a disability and seeing life through her eyes ... being a new Nanna ... photos ... inspiring quotes ... taking on a cookery course ... the odd recipe ... and trying to get some stitching done amongst all this ...