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!!!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Progress...A Gardener's Journal...and a Valentine's Dinner!!!

Yay...doing a Happy Dance here on this Valentine's Day!!!
I have finally finished stitching Block A together with the other gals over at Stitch-a-long!!!




Now I just have to sort out through these fabrics and start cutting...

Fabrics again with Anni's book!!!
Thanks so much Chookyblue for all the encouragement in completing this block...and all the other gals at Stitch-a-long...
 You're all a great bunch!!!

Now it's off to make a Valentine's Dinner for Mr Armchair...and of course JoJo...everything here is done for 3!!!

Menu from Nigella Lawson's Nigella Express...

Avocado Crayfish (we're having Prawns) Cocktail
Duck Breasts with Pomegranate and Mint
Flourless Chocolate Brownies with Hot Chocolate Sauce
AND Double Cream!!!

Now I'm getting hungry...
Happy Valentine's Day!!!


15 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

ok i'll give you the night off piecing the GJ block since you have such a gorgeous dinner planned.........my moouth is watering.........

Simone de Klerk said...

Lucky lucky Gundars!!!
Lovely, the Garden Journal stitchery blocks.
I hope you had a lovely dinner (o:

catita said...

Hi Dearest Dzintra:
I had been waiting for this post all day!
I really wanted to know what were you going to be preparing for dinner Mr armchair
lots of love
marianela
ps; do you know when is stitching day ??????

Notjustnat said...

Happy Valentines Day to all three of you. And congratulations on finished the garden block. It feels good to finished something. Enjoy your night - Hugs Nat

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Precious friend, I am so overwhelmed and behind in my responses that I am so stressed; your header is giving me thoughts of peace and repose that I know will come my way soon. Happy Valentines DAY!!! Anita

Micki said...

I love the garden block, and Happy Valentine's Day to you all. Your menu sounds wonderful...yummy!
Micki

Nezzy said...

You little Garden Stitchery Blocks are just too stinkin' cute! Just adorable sweetie!

Have a wonderful evening!

God bless and have a marvelous Valentine's Day sweetie!!!

Jeni said...

how pretty is your Garden Journal !!!
Dinner again without me.....ohhhhh

Fer said...

Mr Armchair is one lucky fellow!

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

With all those fantastic beach photos in your header it takes one's breath away...
Cute little block... can't wait to see it all joined together.
Hope you had a perfect Valentine's day.
Susan x

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Hi Fabulous Dzintra...i love visiting all your magical realms..so mnay treasures..beautiful creations..! Lovely post..I am all sparkly now!!
Hugs
have a fabulous week!
Kiki

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

You've hit right at the heart of one of my greatest loves with this post Dzintra! GARDENS! Love love love those garden designs! Happy very belated Valentines to you and yours! xxxVicki

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Wow great work. Keep up the good work. Hope to see more updates from you. Thanks.

My Event said...

wow, thanks for sharing it. Love it.

The Clip Cafe said...

YUmm to the fabric and food!!

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