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!!!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Life Is A Cabaret!!!


Rehearsals have been going on for our amateur theatre's production of Cabaret...

and I have started for my little walk on bit!!!

So very exciting...and this experience gives me a whole new insight into what goes into running a play...


For the rehearsal...on stage is a drinks table for a scene in Act I...




Costumes are being made/altered...here is one my one's awaiting alterations!!!


Shoe box...we have to wear our shoes on stage now...


Backstage looking out to the front...


Curtains awaiting the Chorus Girls dressing room...


and their dressing room so far!!!


Meanwhile...I have been quilting my A Christmas Wish quilt by Gail Pan...
I'm just feeling my way in the world of quilting and have quilted it according to Gail's instructions with my 30 year old plus machine...
I'm keen to learn quilting further and am looking at a new machine tomorrow!!!


Here is the full version...binding still has to go on but I'm hoping it will be this month's OPAM (one project a month)...
Topside of the quilting is red and underneath is cream...



And I couldn't resist this...my new purple boots...


which go with these gorgeous Eiffel Tower hairclips and buttons (centre)...they are just so cool!!! These were bought in the new Handmade shop in Canberra!!!
The Designer, Jennie McClelland, who made these named her business after her two Grandmothers...Edna and Alice May...

To check out Jennie's blog go over here
Jennie herself has a Husband over in Afghanistan...and my Heart goes out to her and her Family while he and our other brave Soldiers are over there...


And look at these fabrics...tres chic!!!


So...tomorrow it's off to try my costume on...and check out my new (maybe) sewing machine so I can get stuck into quilting!!!

As they say...Life Is A Cabaret!!!

25 comments:

Posie Patchwork said...

Oh thanks so much Dzintra!! How cool of you to do this post about your theatre (my sister is a singer & dancer) & to mention my soldier husband - such a horrible week for our Army. I just did a little post about it too!!
Catch you next time you're in Canberra, please stop by Shop Handmade or come to the Handmade Market & say hello. Love Posie

Notjustnat said...

What a star you are gal. Purple boots to get with the title Cararet gal! So cool boots. Your Gail Pan's quilt is coming long very well. Did I hear a new sewing machine? I want to get one when I stop working. My retirement pressie! Hugs Nat
PS: I will try and visit Handmade in Canberra, where is it?

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Kiki said...

Yay....what a fun post..looks like so much fun!! And love the quitls and purple boots of course..matches my purple nails today!yay! Have a sparkling day! Thanks for sharing all your adventures!

Simone de Klerk said...

What a wonderful post! That must be so exciting, the musical preparations! And those boots. Oh my. Love them!
What a great find, all those 'Paris' items!!!

Simone de Klerk said...

PS: I knew I forgot something: your Christmas Wish quilt is sooooooo pretty! WONDERFUL!!!

Bev C said...

Hello Dzintra,

Thank you for the backstage pass. What part are you playing? Love those purple boots, I had a pair similar to those. Love the Paris fabric I hope you get that new machine. You know all the time I read your posting and while typing this I am singing.

Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Fer said...

That fabric is gorgeous! The quilt is coming along beautifully too. :)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dzintra! Oh, I remember my days in the theatre...there is nothing like rehearsing a musical!!! You will have so much fun and the sets, the costumes, the music....THE AUDIENCE! I love your new purple boots and the fabric with the Eiffel Tower....WOOOOO HOOOO! I can't wait to see more pictures of that production! ENjoy dearest. Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

OH BOY!!!!! Now let's see....hmmm, I think you have the right attitude, TO HAVE A BLAST!!!! I did a lot of theatre as the chorus, backup, dancer, actor....I did A Christmas Carol once as a backup person and I was in many of the dance scenes and then I had a speaking part as Mrs. Filcher who steals Scrooge's bedcurtains....Whatever goes WRONG, keep on going and don't let the audience know. IMPROVISE! and.....HAVE FUN! Oh, do take lots of pictures, please!!! DO A POST ON IT TOO!!!! I will be here, front row and center to see you!

Enjoy your day, or evening I should say to you at this moment! Anita

Jeni said...

Dzintra you are so busy.....just enjoy each day......cant wait to hear about the Grand Night Opening...hugs
jeni

Astrid said...

Your new boots are really cool! The Paris fabric is cool too. I'm sure you're having lots of fun with the musical preparation. OOOH, a new sewing machine?! How fun! Can't wait to see what you've bought! :)

Pooch Morning Glory said...

ahh theatre. i havent done it but both my girls were involved all thru highschool. so thats alot of plays for me to watch.
it must be so fun!
~laura x

Terry said...

Ah mai we Paris parafanila fabric purple boots and smitten by the theatre bug . GO GIRL
Quilt looks wonderful and new SM is always something to be glad of.
Have a great weekend

Nezzy said...

You've turned me into Liza with a 'Z', ya now what song I'll be beltin' out around the Ponderosa today! I sure hope the cows enjoy my little Cabaret!

How exciting your production is! Now, I'm lovin' those purple boots...you go girl!

Have a blessed weekend and a fantastic Friday girl!

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

What a perfectly wonderful post Dzintra!!!! What fun!!! I'm so proud of you doing this and wish I could actually be there to see if for myself! Go girl! (: Love your quilt too. XXX Vicki

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

THANK YOU DEAREST! And cheers to you and the cast of CABERET; when all is said and done, DO HAVE A CAST PARTY with some of your great hors d'oeuvres!!!! Have a splendid weekend, Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh, there will be more plays, that is for sure!!!! ENJOY THIS LOVELY DAY DZINTRA! Anita

Micki said...

How fun to be given a tour backstage. Have fun looking for a new sewing machine...My Pfaff 4.0 Expression is so good.
Have fun shopping!
Micki

Margaret said...

It is all coming together for the theater nights , so exciting getting a birds eye view. Have faith in your self and go girl go.

a good yarn said...

Marvellous! Cabaraet will be so much fun! The Christmas Wish quilt is delightful - you have doen such a wonderful job. Those purple boots are divine! ann..

Debbie said...

Your quilt is absolutely beautiful!
And so are your boots and cute hair clips!

DEBBIE MOSS

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Dear Dzintra
'What good is sitting alone in your room? ... Come hear the music play... Life is a Cabaret, old chum... Come to the Cabaret'.. Couldn't help myself.. I know the words.. can I join in??? hahaha...

I'm so sorry I am getting here so late.. I've been over a couple of times but always when my internet is being fussy....

Looks like you are not sitting alone in your room!!! Have fun looking at machines... make sure you're packing the credit card.. hahaha.. or better still.. the hubby!!!

Have a lovely week Dzintra... spring is on it's way!!! yippeee!!!! xxx Julie

Nezzy said...

Hope your weekend was a blast!

God bless and have a marvelous week!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Lovely site you have I so enjoyed my visit. Looking forward to being your newest follower.
Your boots are really cute
Take care
Maggie

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