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, April 27, 2011

Happy Birthday Mum...Daudz Laimes Dzimsanas Diena...and a surprise gift

Today marks a special day in our Family...
my Mother turns 80 years old!!!


I started a Charm Square quilt for her after Christmas...fabric is Glace by 3 Sisters for Moda...
thinking I'll be organized...no rush, just take it easy...ha!!!
So naturally this hasn't been touched since I broke my arm...
Physiotherapy is ongoing...pain is still constantly there...
however today I'm going to have a go at putting some of this quilt together...

I can do certain things...I can lift my arm up to nearly shoulder height now...
I will not regain full use of the shoulder for up to 12 months...holey dooley!!!
I'm still not driving and Mr Armchair gets to be the taxi for me and Jo Jo...lucky him!!!
Things are starting to get slowly getting back to normal here...


I know the above fabric is not a total match but I couldn't resist it for Mum's quilt when I saw it...
full of cup cakes...and perfect for the High Tea we are going to go to to celebrate her day!!!


And here's a pic of us both taken at my Niece's wedding back in November 2010!!!

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR MUM...or in Latvian
Daudz Laimes Dzimsanas Diena Mamina!!!


And a surprise birthday gift in the mail today for me from Andrea...
a traveller's mug and a little notebook with the Eiffel Tower on it...
Just Perfect...thank you so very much dear Andrea!!!

High Tea here we come...

14 comments:

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Happy Birthday Dzintra's Mum!!!!

love you gifts too .. .ciao xxx Julie

Fer said...

Happy Birthday Mum! She's going to love that quilt.

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

Happy Birthday to your beautiful Mum.
I'm sure she'll adore that lovely quilt.
Take it easy when putting it together... you've still got some healing to do.
Susan x

Vintage Sandy said...

Dzintra...happy to hear your arm is doing better keep up the good work still in my prayers and Happy Birthday to your Mum she's going to love the quilt!!
Hugz

RitaGri said...

Daudz laba vēlējumu tavai māmiņai! No kuras puses Latvijā viņa nāk, kur ir viņas dzimtā puse?

Jeni said...

Happy Birthday Dzintra's Mum.....
see will just love her quilt ....and the cupcake material is so pretty

Chookyblue...... said...

Happy birthday to your mum.........lovely photo of the 2 of you.........

Margaret said...

Your present came back yesterday so I will repost it today. Hey you and mum look great. At the Immigration Museum in Melbourne a few years ago they featured immigrants from Latvia and their stories it was a wonderful experience to read and see the exquisite handworked costumes. We Aussies don't know what it is like to be uprooted from homeland and to start again. Bless your mum.

Notjustnat said...

Happy Birthday to Mum! Dear Dzintra, sorry to hear that your arm is not in full use yet. You have been doing quite a lot considering! Didn't make it to see you on the Coast with the two babies in tow. We had a lovely time there and a few swims too - Hugs Nat

Bev C said...

Hello Dzintra,

Congratulations and Happy Birthday to your Mum, you both look so similar. The quilt you are making is stunning, love that cupcake material. Enjoy your high tea.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

OMG. YOUR MUM IS GORGEOUS DZINTRA!!! 80?????? ANd look at you....you are splendid together! HOW ARE YOU FEELING PRECIOUS? I hope your BDAY month was lovely! Now we sail on to another year.....bless you! Anita

Kath said...

Happy Birthday Lovely girl!
Your Mum dosent look her age Dzintra.
I love that fabulous fabric, I like the way it is pieced, homey and random- perfect!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh dear friend!

I am home now, able to comment and again, you and your mum are simply gorgeous women!!!! 80 is looking good! DO TELL HER SECRETS...PLEASE!!!! LOVE TO YOU BOTH, Anita

a good yarn said...

Many happy returns! Glace is such a pretty fabric range. Delighted to read that your arm is on the mend but can't believe how long it's going to take your shoulder! Hang in there kiddo. Ann :-)

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