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, October 12, 2011

Queen of the Armchair...What's In A Name!!!

I've been reading around on blogs about how we came to our Blog name....
Dawn started this off so pay her a visit if you would like to  join in...
I wasn't going to write about this but the more I read the more I wanted to join in...
so here is how Queen of the Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries came by her name...


This lovely machine embroidered piece was sent to me by Bev...
Thank you so much Bev!!!

I have been known as Ingrid but Dzintra (pronounced without the D...a Latvian name meaning Amber) was my first name which I started to use when we made our Sea Change 4 years ago...
it just seemed right!!!

My Hubby bought me a computer while I was recovering from emergency surgery in 2005 as I couldn't do anything but rest....

I started to read blogs (lurking)...
started an email and for want of a better name I called it dzintrastitcheries as I started to do stitching...
In 2007 I was reading a blog and followed it through to the button 'Create Blog')...
I pressed this and had no idea what I was going to say so I left it there...

Roll forward to 2008...
more surgery and not allowed to do anything again...
AND still lurking!!!

Got chatting to Barb of Theodora Cleave...
told her I was sitting around on the computer and she said something to the effect of...
So you're Queen of the Armchair then...
and Bingo...
I went to my untouched Blog...
wrote My First Post and the rest is history!!!

I thought I would write about our Sea Change...My Stitching...Family...Baking...Reading  and most importantly about Caring for dear sweet JoJo...
our Daughter who has a disability and who opened our eyes to a whole New World...

I also started another Blog...'My Dolce Vita' as I started a TAFE Course in Commercial Cookery to improve my cooking skills and get confident in trying out recipes and to meet people in the area...

 I chose Dolce Vita (Italian)...meaning the sweet life...or the good life in Italian...
and that's what I thought this course was all about!!!

I haven't looked back since pressing that little button that said 'Create Blog'...
I have made new Friendships...entered Swaps...Giveaways...learnt so much and most importantly Blogging keeps me in touch with the Outside World as Caring can be isolating at times...
And for this I am so grateful to each and every person who comes by...
I never dreamed I would still be here 3 years later!!!

Thanks Dawn for inviting us to tell about How We Got Our Blog Name!!!

18 comments:

Simone de Klerk said...

Lovely story Queen of the Armchair. I know you were one of my first blogging friends (: That always feels special.

Rachaeldaisy said...

I've loved reading this post and getting to know you a little better. I've always loved the name of your blog!!

Chookyblue...... said...

glad you moved to the good world............from lurking to blogging...........it is so much better........

Terry said...

How nice that someone gave you such a clever name. All in the name of friendship. Now that friendship has grown and grown .

Mrs Quilty said...

I love that story! Thank you for sharing it. I am new to your blog and intend to stay being a follower.

Jeni said...

Thank you so much for sharing Dzintra ...what a lovely story ....
and how lovely that you join the blog land .....

Notjustnat said...

Great post Dzintra, I like how you got your blog name. I will have to tell about my blog name one day too - Have a great day girl - Hugs Nat

Margaret said...

Queen of the Armchairs , now that sounds like a commanding position. Commanding in a light, frivolous, happy, cool down, place to be in. Thanks for sharing all your stories over the years.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

WE ALL HAVE SUCH a history as bloggers, don't we?????? You dearest, have been with me since the beginning...THREE YEARS IN JANUARY!!!

GET YOUR REST, ENJOY EVERY SIP OF PINK and think of me!!! Anita

Bev C said...

Hello Dzintra,

So glad to have come across you in the big world of blogging. Love to hear what is happening at your home.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Sasha said...

Cool story!! It's a pity that ill health led you here but I'm glad that you are here!

catita said...

What a great story!!!!!!
Love it!

Ps, i won a book from pippa for meet me at mikes, will bring it next time i am down, it is gorgeous!

Zuly said...

I find it interesting that the names of blogs. My blog is called so because in reality I do everything with love and affection ... and I give it to people who really want.
Your story is very interesting ... any change in the activity is good and I'm glad you're all right by the sea and the best with Jojo.
A big hug from Costa Rica,
Zuly Castillo U.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

PRECIOUS ONE!!!!!!!!!!!! I raise my flute to you, brimming with pink bubbles, and to thank you for your kindness toward me, always!!! May you feel healed as the warm weather approaches your neck of the woods! AND THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING MY ETSY!!! Anita

A Magical Whimsy said...

OH! I am so happy to have found your blog through Anita's blog 'Castles, Crowns, and Cottages'.
I love your sweet profile photo of the dolls. I make dolls too, and I am in the Cloth and Clay doll ning hosted by Jane DesRosier. In fact, on my blog is a link to her blog...I think you would enjoy the site!
I read your profile and it seems we like a lot of the same things...the Beatles, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, etc.
I will become a follower of your blog after I post this.
Have a lovely day!
Teresa in California

A Magical Whimsy said...

Hello, Dzintra
Thank you for following my blog!
And I notice you also like Enya and Loreena McKennitt, fabulous, musical artists~
It has been three years since I made the doll I posted as I have the care of my husband's invalid more for almost two years, and I am just now getting back to a normal life, whatever that means. I have four children, two out of the nest and two home. My youngest has Down's syndrome,he is almost 20. He is my good buddy and helps a lot around the house. So there is never a dull moment around here.
You are so fortunate to live near the beach/ocean(?) I grew up in Long Beach, California and was eight miles from beach...I miss it so much, as we are now inland 150.
I do hope to make some more dolls, as I was perusing the doll ning site and going over the videos again to refresh my memory on the steps in making the dolls.
Have a very lovely Sunday too!
hugs,
Teresa in California

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Cheers my dearest...Anita

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

I love how your name came about....gald you stayed on...

Welcome To My World

Hello, my name is Dzintra Ingrid ... have been known as Ingrid and since our Sea Change I have started to use Dzintra ... pronounced without the D ... (but still known as Ingrid, I know, it's confusing ...)

Welcome to my world ... a journal of our Sea Change ... Mum to three wonderful children ... bringing up a daughter with a disability and seeing life through her eyes ... being a new Nanna ... photos ... inspiring quotes ... taking on a cookery course ... the odd recipe ... and trying to get some stitching done amongst all this ...