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!!!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

A Surprise Visit...Gardener's Journal Update...Blog Book...and a cup of Coffee!!!

A couple of weeks ago I had a surprise visitor, and unfortunately I missed her...
but she did leave a little something at the front door!!!


My visitor was none other than the gorgeous Barb from Theodora Cleave who has just spent a Year By The Sea a la Joan Anderson here on the South Coast!!!    
Joan's first memoir was A Year By The Sea... and Barb experiencing a year by the sea makes me think of Joan!!!

I am as unfinished as the shoreline along the beach, meant to transcend again and again...Joan Anderson

Barb left at the front door some of her lovely hand painted buttons and a Country Homes magazine for me...I love it all!!!  Thank you so much Barb...and hope to see you in Bendigo one day!!!
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And after all this time I was able to finish my Block A as part of the Stitch-a-long hosted by Chookyblue...of A Gardener's Journal by Anni Downs...
and just for interest there is also a French site doing A Gardener's Journal...go over here for a look...



I also ordered and received a copy of my blog in it's first year from Blog2Print...and it's fabulous, I think I'll get one every year now...but first I'll have to catch up with the other years!!!


While at my Daughter's last week visiting her...she is suffering from 2nd degree burns on her thigh from a cup of tea...ouch, ouch, ouch...we made a cappacino with this little aerating machine and I just loved it!!!  So as a treat for Mother's Day she contributed towards it and I now have one!!!  Just delicious for Hot Chocolate also...Thanks so much Jac...and get better soon!!!


See the milk all ready in the top part of the machine...


Spoon into coffee...



and sprinkle...


Simply delicious...
and I think Mr Armchair and I will have a few of these this weekend...
you see, JoJo is on a respite one off weekend away and we're taking it easy!!!

Have a great weekend...and many cappacinos...Dzintra

15 comments:

Bev C said...

Hello Dzintra,

You enjoy the weekend off. I would be happy to have a coffee just like that. Lucky you. I hope your daughter heals quickly,ouch. Love the buttons,magazine and your GJ is coming along beautifully.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Simone de Klerk said...

Too bad you missed Barb!
Your Garden is really growing beautifully. Looks so pretty.
Hope Jacqueline is feeling better every day. The cappo looks so yummy!
Have a lovely weekend!

Jenny said...

I love the buttons, they are so cute Dzintra - and your stitching as always is perfect! I have never seen a coffee Machine like that though, it looks great!! Pricey?? I also jsut discovered the blog book site and cant wait to get mine printed up! Hope your daughter's leg is healing well and that you are still well on the mend, Jen xo

Terry said...

Presents on the door step great coffee and a well deserved week end.
Enjoy !! Bot of you

Fer said...

What a groovy little machine! We've had a coffee machine for years and is still much appreciated.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

THERE IS MUCH EYE CANDY and delights for all the senses here dearest! THAT CUPPA just calls my name! And all the other delights are perfect to snuggle up to and HEAL...speaking of which I hope YOU ARE IN THE PROCESS of healing completely! THANK YOU FOR PUTTING MY BUTTON ON YOUR SIDE BAR DEAREST and do let me know if I can add you to my list of participants!!!! Anita

Pooch Purple Reign said...

... *sigh*.. espresso... i love it! awesome machine you ve got. what company makes it? i do my milk frothing by hand but that looks interesting. and right now im into vanilla almond milk, half unsweetened and half sweetened. that seems to be perfect, with the perfect amount of froth. i just finished one :)
~laura xx

Rachaeldaisy said...

How fun to find a french blog doing the same stitchery!! Your coffee looks wonderful, such fluffy fluffiness. The blog book is such a great idea!!! I'm curious, do the photos turn out as good as they look on the computer?

Sue said...

What lovely goodies you found on your doorstep. So much to read in this post, book, coffee, sewing and gifts. Woohoo.

Margaret said...

Your Gardener's journal is looking fine . I like your mix of colours in the fabrics.

rosie said...

Hi Dzintra,
Beautiful stitching... I am so envious of the coffee machine. Maybe I would have too many if I had one though!! Hope your daughter if going ok, burns are nasty. xx

Jeni said...

Your Gardener's journal is looking great...so pretty .....The coffee machine looks like a great play thing
have fun

Kate-Show and Tell said...

Hi, your blog book looks great. Since I have just started I will have to wait a while before I get one of those........And yes it is great to be close to Annie.....Do you have a nice quilt shop close by to where you live?

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dzintra!!! Oh my sweet friend...healing is taking a while for you, but COME TO THE PARTY AND FORGET it all! Darling, do you want to BE ON THE LIST? I WOULD LOVE FOR YOU TO BE!!! Just confirm for me and I will put your name on the list with your link and you will POST probably on Friday night, being that we are BEHIND YOU IN TIME...Comfirm with me if you want to post..ANita

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

What a lovely blog post! I look forward to getting to know you better through your blogging.

Regards, Mari

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