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, October 21, 2010

A Win and a Challenge...A Block A Day (I hope)!!!

A few weeks ago I had a comment from Margaret who has a fashion blog...
she then in turn asked me to come over and enter her giveaway...which I did...
and blow me down...I won!!!

All packaged up in black with a bright blue ribbon...
the prize was a bracelet by Christiana...

Designed by Dawn...to read an interview with Dawn hop on over here...
Thank you so much Margaret...I love it!!!

Last year when JoJo went off for a Careaway holiday which gave us some respite we headed up to Berry, a little village not too far from us!!!
We called into the Berry Patchwork Shop there and saw a quilt displayed...
It caught Mr Armchair's eye and Elizabeth kindly gave us the pattern for it which is available from Modabakeshop...

I bought these 2 packs of Charm Squares...

here the squares are laid out...


and I have started to put some blocks together...
I'm hoping to do perhaps a block a day when I am not tied up doing other stuff or Cabareting...yes the show is still going and I am having a ball!!!


I'm really hoping I can get it together for him by Christmas...
I'm off next week to some lessons on my new machine at Steph's which I'm really looking forward to!!!
With any luck hopefully I'll have the top done in a couple of weeks!!!
That's setting myself a challenge isn't it LOL!!!

This is my first time using Blogger's New Editor and I love it!!!
The pics can be moved around easily...and can be put in order of appearance....
should've made the switch sooner!!!

Meanwhile...I'm still singing,
What good is sitting alone in your room
Come hear the music play...
Lyrics ~Fred Ebb~

13 comments:

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dzintra! Everything is just fabulous. A win of a darling bracelet, the SHOW IS STILL GOING ON, and your plans for the holidays are already in check!!! ANd I must check out this Blogger Editor of which you speak. I am wanting to change some things around myself! I am home today and tomorrow and I am going to PLAY!!!

Anita

Vintage Sandy said...

Dzintra, congrats on you win the bracelet is lovely we've both been lucky with win's this week...enjoy
Hugz
Sandy

Jenny said...

ooh! congratulations on your lovely win, what a gorgeous bracelet! can't wait to see your quilt made up ;)
jen xo

Jeni said...

Love the material ,,,cant wait to see completed...and the bracelet is just beautiful
Hugs

Sandi Butler said...

Congrats on winning a lovely bracelet.
Berry is a gorgeous little town, lots of interesting shops to discover.
Looking forward to seeing the quilt you are making with the charm squares.

Notjustnat said...

Dear Dzintra, glad you have time to quilt. Singing must have been fabulous. Congrats on the win, what lovely bracelet. Have fun at sewing machine tut. Come back and tell us all about it - It's my next sewing machine to get so very interested to hear how you go - have a lovely day - Hugs Nat

Astrid said...

Congrats on such a great win! It's beautiful! Love the charm packs, can't wait to see the quilt done! Blogger's new editor? Eehhh... have I missed something? Need to check it out.

Fer said...

Such a lovely bracelet, what a special win!

I love the charm fabric, so nice to see some decent Christmas theme that isn't the loud stuff you see at Spotlight. :p

Enjoy your sewing time!

Pooch Purple Reign said...

you seem to be really good at finishing projects so i doubt it will be too hard for you. it looks like it will be really awesome
~laura x

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Dear Dzintra
Congrats on your fabulous win.. lucky you!!!

And more importantly.. have a wonderful weekend.. this is the big one yes???? As they say in showbiz.. 'Break a Leg'!!! If it weren't a ten[?] hour drive I'd be there to cheer you on!! ciao ciao xxx Julie

Serena said...

beautiful bracelet
and those charm squares are wonderful!

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

Congratulations on your win Dztintra! Fun fun fun! Love those Charm Squares! I need some of your tenacity at finishing projects to rub off on me! LOL I seem to have alot of things sitting... waiting for me to have time to finish them. (: xxxVicki

Micki said...

Congrats to you! I love your block and it is looking so pretty and colorful!
Micki

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