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, January 5, 2011

Everyday is a New Beginning...Welcome 2011!!!

Welcome to 2011!!!
Let's hope this is a wonderful year...full of Love, Peace, Happiness and Prosperity for everyone...

I received this dear little cushion off my dear Sister...how apt I thought...
D R E A M!!!

We celebrated the New Year with my Brother and Sister...at midnight we said Cheers with pink bubbly and watched the spectacular fireworks on Sydney Harbour...

I thought I'd take some pics off the tele and I am more than pleased how they turned out...Aren't they terrific!!!






I can honestly say Sydney Harbour just looked spectacular this New Year!!!

Coming back home I thought I might think about projects to start off the New Year...mind you, I'm still thinking...the beach keeps calling LOL!!!
We all receive 'homework' from my Needlework Group run by Fiona...
Our project this year is a stitchery (we all receive a different one)...this time Shabby Roses by Jenny of Elefantz

The stitcheries will all be put together and a quilt made up from them which shall then be raffled towards the end of the year!!!
This one should be beautiful!!!
Thank you so much Fiona for all the hard work you do for our Group!!!

Then from the Homespun magazine a few issues back I fell in love with this coffee warmer and am putting together some fabrics for it...if the beach doesn't distract me too much!!!


I am determined to finish this cross stitch off too...
Last time I touched it was 2005!!!

And I really only have the right hand side of the house and The Auction sign  to finish off!!!
That should keep me out of trouble for a while!!!

Our wealth lies not in what we have but in what we enjoy...Anonymous

Happy New Year...and let's enjoy every moment!!!

26 comments:

Simone de Klerk said...

Gelukkig Nieuwjaar! What a wonderful way to spend it. And such beautiful fireworks!
Some great projects you are planning to start and finish. Love the stitchery! Very elegant.

Notjustnat said...

It look like a fun night in Sydney Dzintra. That fireworks look fantastic. We would like to do it one year. Good luck with your New Year projects. I seem to remember doing that cross stitch project but where is it now? Have a great night - Hugs Nat

Kath said...

All those goodies! I'm amazed at the photos of the TV, they have come out very well.
Happy new Year to you and your lovely family xx

Margaret said...

Great photos from the T.V. I didn't know that you could do that then thinking abiutit if the t.v. is on when you take a photo you do get it in the photo. Thanks for sharing looks like you had a good night.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh that pink bubbly is perfect for ANYTIME! And your photos of the television are so clear and we can get the FEEL of the beautiful fireworks. Dearest, may your new year be filled with much joy and love, doing what you enjoy best, with the people you love. MANY HAPPY WISHES!!! Anita

Maree: said...

Happy New Year to You too Dzintra...Looks Like you have a few projects to keep you going...Enjoy.
cheers

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh dearest, the photos are just spectacular! MUCH LOVE! Anita

Pooch Purple Reign said...

ah so cute, we sort of did the same thing at new years.... mine on computer with tv on the skype. and the tv i was watching was in another province... so cool
i love your pics too. i sure did welcome 2011! absolutely sure it will be a good one!!
cheers
~laura xx

Sacha said...

Je te souhaite une Bonne et Heureuse Année !
Sacha

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

You are always so inspiring D. I do love the coffee warmer and what a perfect way to use up a few scraps.
Your beautiful continent has suffered much peril as of late and I am always hoping that you are fine.
Happy New Year my dear and the best for 2011.
Susan x

Terry said...

The coffee warmer looks like a good idea but in this house a pot is emptied as soon as it's made.
Nice sister pressie.
Sounds like more sticherie in your future this year.
Enjoy the journey ******

Nezzy said...

What spectacular photos you caught of the fireworks. I know how difficult those pictures are to capture. I felt like I was there. Heaven knows I need to get off the Ponderosa! Heeehehe!!!

God bless ya sweetie and have a fantastic New Year

:o)

Anonymous said...

My first ever comment on your blog...but always love reading it.
I love all your stitching projects & finished treasures.
Happy New Year to you all, looking forward to seeing you in February. Lill xox

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

Happy New Year Dzintra! The pink bubbly is perfect, and the photos of the fireworks look great!

When the beach calls... go (;

xxVicki

ann'squiltingjourney ~ said...

Hi Dzintra, I also have the Auction cross stitch, it is so lovely! Your photos off the TV look fabulous. I eventually plan to start the Gardner's Journal...I am trying now to complete my Jacob's Ladder Quilt and a couple of cross stitches! All the best, Ann

Carla said...

HI Dzintra, wishing you a wonderful 2011.. Loved your cushion and those photos off the tele.. you have master it.. Incredible images. Carla

The Clip Cafe said...

Happy new year all the best to you. Love the cushion!! Fireworks are great.

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Dzintra
Happy New Year my friend!!!! thanks for all your friendship this past year.. and I hope this year is a beauty for you!!!

The fireworks look spectacular... I missed them this year.. well saw them from a great distance from the beach.. so mostly enjoyed the local ones..

Love seeing these shots on the telly.. I missed seeing the Harbour Bridge altogether this year as my tv is on it's way out.. still have the old thing that has NO GREEN.. hahaha.. can you believe that?? so seeing this green is fascinating.. hahaha

You know the last time I saw the bridge fireworks was NYE 2000.. I paid a bucket load to go to a party on the Opera House forecourt.. and it was worth it!!

OK.. rambling on!! Thanks so much for all your kindness... you are one in a million!!! ciao xxx Julie

LaurieAnna's Vintage Home said...

What beautiful photos of the harbor! Such a lovely way to spend the holiday.

Lovely blog, I'm your newest follower!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dzintra! This is OUR year....let us go where we dared not go before and see what happens. The worst is that you failed....hmmmmm.....there is something to getter older. You put all childish fears aside and just DO.

May you achieve ALL of your goals as well dear one! Anita

Jeni said...

Happy New Year Dzintra
you are going to be very busy with all your projects
hugs

Sammy said...

You have a very beautiful blog, I really love the fireworks.
Happy New Year to you.

I invite you to visit my blog, and you may follow me on my journey of inspirations.

-Samya :-)

Micki said...

What wonderful photos! May this year bring you and yours only much happiness. It was nice to be a part of your family's celebration!
Micki

Bev C said...

Hello Dzintra,

Good luck with the "Auction" I am sure we will see it framed in no time. Have a wonderful year full of stitching.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Vintage Sandy said...

Oh my what beautiful fireworks it's almost like being right there Dzintra I love your coffee warmer you made. I haven't been able to find the Homespun magazine lately and it's such a great magazine thanks for sharing!
Hugz

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Dzintra...you are so wonderfully inpsiring..and everything you share is awesome..beautiful work..you are a shining star!
Kiki

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