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, March 21, 2011

colour swap received...a giveaway and quilts for japan

hi there...i'm still in this sling, off to x-rays next week to see how my arm is healing...
mr armchair is as busy as ever but i think falling into a routine here...
somehow i think he doesn't want to go back to work...he would rather look after me and jojo...
he has been so good and patient with us both...
thank you so very very much...
we couldn't do it without him as we have no family here and are fairly new to the area...


meanwhile here is a bunch of roses he brought in for us...just before all this rain started...


at the beginning of the year i entered a colour swap hosted by maree...
easy peasy...the colour i chose was soft green...
above are the little gifts sent to me by sandy...

of course...something to eat...
something pretty...
a fat quarter...
some thread



the card that sandy sent...


and the goodies unwrapped...
the chocolate is a gluten free one by kinnerton...
the label says delicious for cakes and desserts...yuuummmm, i can just taste this now...
i love chocolate...

thank you so very very much sandy...i love my little package...
and thank you so much dear maree for organizing this lovely swap...
i really think you are queen of swaps...


recently i came across david's blog...
david is a gentleman from france who does cross stitch and patchwork...and all so beautifully
i entered his giveaway and blow me down i won third prize...
above is the package and card received...
my first ever mail from france...how excited was i...


the prize is a cross stitch chart by blackbird designs...rites of spring...
and david included some beautiful variegated hand dyed thread in shiraz by atalie...
the chart gives the dmc thread colours...
and also recommends hand dyed threads by weeks dye works which i'm thinking of getting...
thank you so much david for hosting this lovely giveaway... 
i'm going to try and start this by spring...



and on the topic of giveaways fee is having one...
one of the prizes is the above...so hop on over and check it out...



and back to cross stitch...my method of working with pillows supporting my arm is working...
yay...so maybe...an opam...one project a month for march...we'll see...
now chocolate and a shiraz might be the go here later on...
i'll check with mr armchair...
till next time...dzintra

meanwhile...robyn at daisy quilts has included on her blog how quilters can get involved to assist the japanese people after all the devastation they have endured...
thank you robyn...

22 comments:

Bev C said...

Hello Dzintra,

Your swap parcel is lovely,so nice of your partner to think of the correct chocolate for you. Enjoy. Good luck with the cross stitch,both of them.
happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Jeni said...

looks like a lot of goodies has come your way.....hope all goes well next week at the doc's
love the roses
hugs

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning sweet Dzintra,

I am happy to know that you are HEALING and you are going back to get xrays....may EVERYTHING BE PERFECT! I bet you are just waiting to get up and around on your own! Oh, your gifts and goodies are so lovely, and cross stitch...I used to love to do this art and petit point was my favorite type of needlepoint project, but my eyes won't allow it any longer!! STAY WELL DEAR ONE, and thank you for visiting...hey, APRIL IS COMING....THE BIRTHDAY BASHES ARE COMING SOON! Oh, I remember, yours is near!!! HAVE A LOVELY DAY, Anita

Fer said...

Great to see you're managing some cross stitch, yay for you! And three big cheers for Mr Armchair, what a legend. ♥

Suedio said...

Well done on your win from France.

Hope your xray goes well and the cast can come off soon.

Nice little swap parcel, too. It's lovely to get goodies in the post, isn't it?

Regards, Sue

Annabelle said...

Hey there darling,
I haven't forgotten you just a tad behind on stuff, waiting for some prints to arrive. Anyway, looks like you have't been too lonely, lots of help and love from hubby and friends.
Hope everything goes well at the doctors.Us too have a rendezvous for Stan's eyes tomorrow.Health does take front seat these days.

Take care,
Hugs Annabelle >^.^<

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

You are always so busy with wonderful stitchery.
Hope the x-rays have a good outcome.
So Fall is beginning there and Spring is starting here... we have different seasons, live many miles apart yet are connected by our love of stitches.
Take care D and a big hello to JoJo.
Susan x

Notjustnat said...

I'm glad you can still blog and that is good thing. You are not cut off from us because of your arm. Lovely rose the mr a got for you. What's a lovely man! Love your green swap, what fun getting something in the mail. Look after yourself - Love from Nat

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Beautiful post Dzintra...oh i hope your arm is getting better and better..hang in there..hope you can fly soon! What a fun and gorgoeus post..so many beauties..and I love what you are working on..shine on..beautiful!
Victoria~

Pooch Purple Reign said...

wow... lucky girl!! i cant believe you still can stitch haha. you rock
~laura xx

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning dearest...just sending get well wishes to you in hopes that the xrays went well..Anita

shez said...

what a lovely post,well done in the giveaway and lovely parcel from france.

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Dzintra
Hope the xrays show things progressing well.. and hope the pain has lessened...

That card you received with your parcel from France is just lovely!!! beautiful... lucky you

Have a great week.. sunny here finally.. ciao xxx Julie

Simone de Klerk said...

Such great swap presents for you and what a great win!
I am so happy, you can do some cross stitching! Looks very pretty!

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

Hi Dear Queen! I'm just back from my trip to see my littlies! ...and sooo sad to have had to leave them!

Please let us know how that x-ray goes. I'm pullin for you to be totally healed and back to normal stuff. (:

How lucky you are to win that Give-away! I need to stick near you! I'd love to have some of that luck rub off on me! lol xxxVicki

Margaret said...

Goodies are always a cheer me up, here's to the day the plaster is removed Yeah!!!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Precious Dzintra,

Thank you for coming to read my post yesterday, it was a special one to write. I am loving reading certain poetry these days, and I think that my bent in writing is leaning towards inspirational and lyrical prose. But the subject moves me as I try to deal with....GROWING OLDER!!!! NEXT MONTH, THE BIG 53....yikes, but HURRAH! And how are you feeling beautiful one? Is that cast just about ready to come off? MAY YOU BOUNCE ABOUT and do all that you love, FREE AS A BIRD with no restraints!!!

HAPPY SUNDAY! Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning Dzintra! Oh I so hope that all the xrays reveal COMPLETE healing and that you gain mobility to get back to NORMAL! Oh yes, our birthdays are coming, and WOOOO HOOOOO....I simply cannot believe we are turning...you know.....older! WIth the exception of a killer diller pain I have running down from my BUTT to my leg (a pulled muscle) I am fine! NEXT POST WILL BE ON FINDING OUT WHO'S BIRTHDAY IS IN APRIL..you will have to remind me of your day dearest...happy day my friend, Anita

Nezzy said...

What a grand treasure to find in your mailbox...and chocolate too!!! Woohoo...share??? Heeheehhe!

Your flowers are just bright and beautiful. I'm sure they put a big old healin' smile on your face!!! It's good to have someone take care of ya every now and then.

Prayin' for your quick and complete recovery sweetie!

God bless ya and have a terrific Tuesday!!! :o)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Ooo! It is early morning for me so I am suspecting it is late for you...I HOPE THAT WHEN YOU GET THIS, you do not have a cast on any longer! Or at least, you have received a seal of APPROVAL!!! Either way, I hold the bottle of pink for us both, celebrating your great patience, and OUR BIRTHDAYS! I know, I simply cannot believe the age we are getting. NOT POSSIBLE!!! GROSSES BISES MA BELLE!!! Anita

Nezzy said...

Hey sweetie, I want to apologize. The pics in my last post weren't visible to anyone but me. Dang Picasa!!! I reposted usin' Photobucket so pop on over if ya get a chance!

God bless and have a wonderful day sweetie!!!

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

I suppose you could fake the sling for a few more weeks just for Mr. Armchair (wink wink)(: What perfect goodies to raise your spirits! xxVicki

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