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!!!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

My Needlework Group!!!

Now that TAFE has finished I've started to get back into my Needlework Group, run by Fiona...
Regularly there are new projects that we can choose to do...one of these is a Sampler and Cushion with a painted button...
I'm going to do do this cushion and sampler using the 2 fabrics above...


together with some Vintage Linen...

A must do is this gorgeous Sewing Companion made by Fiona...


and this cute beehive felt pin cushion...

A stitching journal by Sylvia

and the cushion up close...

We also have a show and tell...this delightful christening gown made by one of the very talented ladies!!!


As always with groups there is food!!! Here is a cheeseplate forming part of morning tea...

along with this Gluten Free Carrot Cake with Honey Cream Frosting...
the recipe can be found on my other blog My Dolce Vita over here

Petite Meringues...

When we arrive at the Hall everything is set up for us...including an iron...cutting mat...

and this brand new sewing machine from Steph's (my local patchwork shop) obtained earlier this year due to a grant!!!
I've tested out my new machine (see post below)...it sews like a dream, but still learning all about it!!!
I'm going to be a bit quiet on the blog scene these next few days...I'm babysitting the 2 little Grandchildren...this should be fun!!!

Happy Sewing...Dzintra♥x

15 comments:

ria vogelzang said...

Lovely little projects! They are just so cute!
And those yummie pictures!! Quilters are really such enjoyable people!!
Love, Ria.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

THIS looks like a ton of fun my friend! Creativity, friends and FOOD? YES! Oh, how I am already missing my summer!!!! Anita

Fer said...

Lots of lovely inspiration, enjoy!

Terry said...

Enjoy all the needle work and the G.children
M.I.A. due to Grand Babies is always allowed. Enjoy Queen GMa

Notjustnat said...

Lovely projects awaiting you Dzintra. Stitching day is always fun. Love all the yummy food you girls had! Enjoy the littlies in the next few days. We are going to be in your neighbourhood!!! Hugs Nat

Astrid said...

Love these cute little projects. And look at that yummy cheese cake! :)

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

So many lovely projects to choose from D. I think the sewing companion is a perfect choice.
That carrot cake looks so yummy!
Enjoy the weekend my dear and a special hello to JoJo.
Susan x

Kiki said...

Oh my..it all looks so super gorgeous and fun...i love the birds..the gown..it is all wonderful and magical! Wish i was there..everything looks yummy..must be a lot of good fun!!
Have a hppy wkd!
Kiki~

Julie@beingRUBY said...

HI Dzintra
How wonderful that they supply everything one's needs. this must be great for those that don't have their own machine!! sounds like a great little community...

Have a wonderful time babysitting.. xxx Julie

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Darling Dzintra....you are a pearl of great price. Enjoy your coming summer with pure bliss and you are going to make it the best, I know it!!!! ENJOY! Anita

Bev C said...

What a great range of projects you are all doing. Love the food platters. Enjoy the grandchildren.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Pooch Morning Glory said...

love how you put complimentary fabrics together. they look so good
the carrot cake looks delish. you girls really know how to do it up!!
~laura xx

Barbara and Nancy said...

what a great group and how much fun you had. Love your sampler with the big tree button. and the food all looks so delicious.

Jenny said...

Hi Dzintra!
It's lovely to meet you! Thanks so much for visiting my blog, I am looking forward to reading yours! Your Needlework group looks like alot of fun, friends - food - sewing, what more could a girl want :)!
Jen xo

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dzintra dearest.....you are the kindest, sweetest, most adorable human being! THANK YOU for coming to see me today and miracles come in all degrees; I think HE has given us a partnership in making them happen. Of course we can't turn water into wine, but we can do what we are able to do in this life....what a joy. AND, I THINK I WILL GO OUT TODAY AND SHOP FOR A SEWING MACHINE!!!!!! Oh, and when I get it, I will let you know. ENJOY YOUR REHEARSALS! Some of my best young adult memories are from the theatre.....Bisous, Anita

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