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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Sewing, Reading, The Kitchen...A Landslip and Bay Theatre Players

Boy isn't this year just screaming along...already May here and to think the Sun will be making it's way back to our part of the world next month!!!

Isn't this just the sweetest little pouch above stitched by Fiona at my Needlework Group

and here it is opened up...

I'm thinking I might do it in this fabric...bright paisleys by Dear Stella...
quite different from my usual darker fabrics but I think I just love paisley!!!

And who can resist Miss Fisher, played by Essie Davis especially her costumes...her hair and what she gets up to!!!
I've bought the first book by Kerry Greenwood and can see myself slowly getting the full series...
Just love the show and settings of the 1920's...mesmerizing!!!

After getting a new stove last year we found that the lino didn't make it to the full width of the floor and after some time (months and months) we purchased some black and white chequered lino...

Miss Fisher even has something similar!!!

As we expected there was timber underneath the lino and now we are thinking we might try to do a bit of sanding and leave it there rather than cover it over...we'll see how we go with it!!!

A few weeks ago due to heavy rain there was a landslip on the Clyde Mountain due to heavy rain...
Mr Armchair commutes on this road during the week...luckily it was all fixed within a week!!!

Pics from the internet...

Our small local theatre...The Bay Theatre Players has just finished up their first play for this year...
'We Found Love and an Exquisite set of Porcelain Figurines aboard the SS Farndale Avenue'

The set...

The cast...

Another great play and a very popular one being done by many Amateur Theatre companies!!!

The next play scheduled is Season's Greetings by Alan Ayckbourn

'It's Christmas in July, and passions flare as family, friends and an unexpected guest endure three days of Christmas  holiday festivities...Ayckbourn's customary ironic views on life and love combine with excessive seasonal spirit(s) to present this perfect gift of a show'

Playing:  Preview 15 July-August 4

and I'm one of the 'singing' Policemen!!!


Kath said...

"to think the Sun will be making it's way back to our part of the world next month!!!"

that's what we're hoping here in England! rain, cold winds and dreary dark days, very unseasonal!

Looking forward to seeing what you do with your floor, I bet the stripped and polished boards will look fabulous!

Annie said...

The pouch is very cute Dzintra...there has been the odd paisley fabric that I have liked myself. Decisions decisions with your kitchen floor...a Singing Policeman huh? I had one at the window of my car just recently however I can't say I enjoyed his serenade too much :)

Rachaeldaisy said...

Wow, You've been up to lots of fun things. That pouch is so pretty and would look great with that paisley fabric! I love black and white checkered look, though those floorboards would be worth saving. All those plays sound wonderful, you'd especially enjoy them because you know the actors, it makes it extra special. Those books sound great, it's nice reading a series, it's like more of a good thing.

Jeni said...

My goodness Dzintra
what a busy time you have the black and white lino...but i am a fan of polished floor boards ....cant wait to see the end result

shez said...

what a wonderful post so much happening,i love the embroidery on the little bag it is gorgeous,the play set looks so good,enjoy your day Dzintra.xx

Simone de Klerk said...

The little stitchery Fiona made is very cute!
And good luck with your kitchen. The wood would look very pretty once finished.
And what an adorable theatre you have in your place. So special.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

OOOOOOOH BOY!!!!! YOU ARE BACK ON STAGE MY DEAR!!!!! I am tickled to know this! Oh how lovely are these little sacks as well! You are giving me the desire to sew! AND A FRIEND LENT ME HER SEWING MACHINE! WELL, after school is out, I am going to get to it.

THANK YOU PRECIOUS FRIEND for visiting and though you will not be able to come to Paris with us, I know you will be enjoying yourself with such a great crew and cast and FUN!

Have a perfect day. Anita

Margaret said...

All aboard for full enjoyment , sets looking good and a lot of fun and respite from the daily chores make for a good life.

Bev C said...

Hello Dzintra,

Ooh that purse is so lovely. I would go with the wood floor too. Miss Fisher is a great show, the costumes are so wonderful. I have seen the books at the library. Good luck with the latest production.

Happy days.

Notjustnat said...

I always love black and white chequer tiles. It would goes well with timber cabinet, but on the other hand timber floor is there already. Decision, decision!!!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Darling DZINTRA!!!!! Thank you my dear for coming back to see me and OH YOU ARE GOING TO LOVE PIRATES!!! I am just so thrilled that you have had the experience of being in the theatre. I will never ever outgrow the love and passion to ACT and DANCE ON STAGE!!!!!!!

Have a magnificent day ! Anita

Ann said...

What a lovely post and great pictures. Can I please just add that we have always regretted not tiling the kitchen in flagstones or another tile. We have Victorian Ash boards in the lounge/dining/kitchen and hallway. The photo of you ad your daughter is gorgeous!

A Magical Whimsy said...

Oh! My! The landslip looked ghastly!
You posted about quite a lot of things on this post. I love the stitch work and does is have a pastel shading underneath (I've seen shading done with crayons). I like the look of the wood underneath the lino (although I also adore the black and white lino look too!).
My sister and I just went to our local chidlren's production to see 'Pinocchio'... it was grand! I have always wanted to see the 'Pirates of Penzance' (I guess that is how it is spelled!)
Thanks for stopping by my blog.
Teresa in California

Liene said...

Keep the wood! I would love to replace the white tile in our kitchen with wood, the white shows every crumb! Sveicienus no Francijas, Liene

Palomasea said...

Oh Dzintra, the landslide, that is something...hoping for good weather in your corner!
And I am excited for you...another show!...Ahh, that is indeed a dream of mine.
Can't wait for all of your updates :)
Isn't it a treat to find lovely wood under linoleum? I love the black and white too, tres Paris chic!
On to your newest post..
And thank you, dear friend, for your visit!
Wishing you a lovely and relaxing Sunday,
- Irina

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