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!!!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

OPAM...The Royal Wedding...and High Tea for Mum's 80th Birthday!!!

Here's an unexpected OPAM (One Project Per Month) for me...never did I dream that I would complete this quilt in time for my Mother's 80th birthday...what with my broken arm and all!!!

I showed the fabrics for this quilt in a previous post...
the lower part of my arm works well so I sat down at my sewing machine aka Nina...and sewed away over the week taking breaks and blow me down...
I did it!!!  It is just a simple Charm Pack stitched together...white border and I ended up using the cupcake fabric for the back...as well as the binding...wasn't too sure if it would work but it was fabulous...and just suited the occassion!!!


I'm not an experienced quilter so I just quilted either side of the squares...used iron on wadding...


All complete with a label too!!!
Thank you to Peg and Kris for hosting OPAM!!!


All this was completed whilst watching the Royal Wedding...
The dress was stunning...Catherine was so poised and regal...I think this eventual King and Queen will be very very popular!!!


Seeing we were out of town we had breakfast the next morning in a local cafe...and here's JoJo getting into her cuppa...


We had organized a High Tea at the Crowne Plaza Terrigal...
Mum didn't know where she was going...she thought she was going to the Club for lunch...


Two of Mum's Great-Grandchildren...Ryan and Lidija (my Grandchildren) presenting her with a bunch of flowers...


Wine in hand...quilt on lap...walking stick to go...here she is...
Happy 80th Birthday Mum!!!


Looking out to the ocean...


Mum with 3 of her 4 children...Brigita...Dzintra aka Ingrid and Karl aka Charlie... (my family seems to do this with names)


and most of the clan!!!


Lamingtons on offer...


and the Birthday Cake!!!
Happy Birthday Mum...Daudz Laimes Dzimsanas Diena...
Wishing you much Happiness and Good Health...
I wonder what we'll do for 90!!!

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Ingrid,
looks like you all had a time with your mum.
I recognised you and Mr Armchair.
Glad to see you are still quilting
after all these years.
Darla from the mountains.

Jeni said...

What a wonderful get together for your mum .....happy 80th Dzintra's mum
just love the quilt ...well done
and also happy mum's day for next sunday

Notjustnat said...

Happy Birthday to mum. She looks fabulous. She looks more like your older sister instead of mother. Love the quilt and the backing is perfect for the occasion. Well done girl! Love
Nat

Margaret said...

Splendid effort on the quilt, so cosy and all made with love. Happy Birthday Mum.

Terry said...

A right Royal Birthday
A right Royal High Tea
A right Royal Quilt

Congratulations to all You and Mum in particular! Well Done

ria vogelzang said...

Dear Dzintra, congratulations on your achievement!! A lovely quilt you made for your mother!!
And ofcourse congratulations on her 80th birthday!! Wow, she looks just great!!
Such happy pictures!! Great to see Jo enjoying her coffee.
Love to all of you and I hope your arm will be better soon!

Jenny said...

Happy birthday to your lovely Mum! She looks wonderful and very happy!! The quilt is gorgeous I am sure sure she loves it.
Hugs, Jen xoxo

Maree: said...

Great Spot for a Celebration...
Your Quilt looks Lovely...You did well to get it finished on time...well done.
Happy Birthday to your MUM...
cheers

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I CANNOT BELIEVE HER BEAUTY!!! Please tell her that she has a fan out here in Minnesota, USA! Dearest, what a charm to have such a lovely celebration for your mum. AND LOOK AT ALL THE FAMILY! WHEW.....she looks marvelous holding up that wine class; she could be a model!!!! MUCH LOVE TO YOU ALL..and RUN WITH THE FAERIES DEAREST..it is never TOO LATE...Anita

Fer said...

Happy Birthday Dzintra's Mum! She looks fantastic for her age. ♥

Vintage Sandy said...

What a beautiful birthday & high tea for your "mum" and your quilt turned out beautifully!
xoxo

Kath said...

What a lovely quilt and what a beautiful family you are.
I am sad to say I have never tasted a Lammington!
Happy birthday Mum!

Nezzy said...

First of all the quilt is absolutely beautiful and the fact ya completed it with a broken arm is amazin'! You go girl!

Honey, your Mama is beautiful as is your family. You are blessed!

Give your Mama a great big #80 straight from a gal in the Ozarks for me.

God bless and have a marvelous day sweetie!

Simone de Klerk said...

Happy Birthday to you mum!!! I can hardly believe she turned 80.
And how proud she looks with your quilt. Lovely!
And don't say as unexperienced quilter... I love how you quilted the quilt and put the tag on the back.
Great job, Dzintra!!!

Simone de Klerk said...

PS: Kate and William are such a lovely couple!

Bev C said...

Hello Dzintra,

Oh that photo of your Mum with her pressies makes me smile. The cupcake material really does set it of. Your quilting and label are beautiful.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Yay My Lovely friend....I have missed you..what a wonderful post..gorgeous quilts as always...stunning! And yay Happy Birthday to your lovely Mum! and such a beautiful clan..all of you look awesome! Such fun!

And yes the royal wedding was quite fab..the last time I saw one..i was a little girl watching Lady Di! So a beautiful tribute to them..

Glad your wing is healing..hooray!
have ahappy day
victoria

Pooch Purple Reign said...

hi dzintra
whats a lammingtons? your mumsie sure looks happy...
awesome quilt.
and thank you. im glad to be back.
heres hoping the house sells fast
~laura xx

Posie Patchwork said...

Oh Dzintra, i love this family party, congratulations to your mummy, i hope i look that good at 80 after raising 4 children!! Sorry to hear your shoulder is still giving you troubles, argh, very annoying. Have a wonderful weekend, gorgeous weather here in Canberra, hope it matches the coast, love Posie

Posie Patchwork said...

Oh & how lovely are your grandchildren, just adorable & they look very proud to be with your Mummy, love Posie

Micki said...

Happy Birthday to your mum! What a lovely quilt you made her! She looked thrilled! Loved sharing it all with you. I can see you got your mother's good looks. She is so pretty, as you are.
Micki

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

GOOD MORNING BEAUTIFUL LADIES! Enjoy every second of your gorgeous mother's life dearest.....thank you for coming over to visit with me and yes, I BELIEVE....

Cheers to you in Pink Bubbles!!! Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

SMILE......you are so beautiful my friend! Anita

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

What happiness on your faces for your Mum's Bday! Does the heart good~ And the Royal wedding... sooo lovely! I have to admit I watched it several times. xxxVicki

shez said...

what a lovely get together and happy birthday to yur mum

Julie@beingRUBY said...

What a lovely bunch of women Dzintra.. yourself your mum and your lovely girl!!

I'm sure you mum will love that quilt.. made with love and care..

Hope your shoulder feels better soon.. lots of love xxx Julie

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