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 to have coffee...sip a glass of a book......I am Queen of the Armchair and am inspired by all the wonderful blogs out there!!!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

~OPAM (One Project A Month)~August ~Bars of Gold~ And Pirates Costume

Woo hooo doing a Happy Dance here with this month's OPAM

What started out as some fabric and a Jelly Roll (I didn't even know what that was when we moved here 5 years ago)
When I first saw this Jelly Roll at Steph's it just sung to me of pretty blues and mauves and sunshine just perfect for our Sea Change so I went back and bought if for myself for my birthday

and a blog win of this book by Pan and Nicky Lintott from Micki

I can now proudly present 'Bars of Gold'

Front of quilt on Father's Day morning

and the back
all waiting for the addition of this little label

I even made a little 'frame' for the label

All quilted very simply with 'In The Ditch'

all neatly folded up
Thank you to Sweet Peg and her Partner in Crime Kris for hosting OPAM!!!

And to celebrate I made some Choc-Chip Vanilla Muffins for Morning Coffee

I didn't realize this till one time I went out of my sewing room and saw my little doggie Paris 'guarding' the staircase whilst I was upstairs

I thought I would show this off too
Even though JoJo is not part of OPAM she did stick these felt flowers onto a book for a friend's birthday

And onto the Pirates of Penzance which is playing at Bay Theatre Players next month 
Here is my Policeman's jacket with braid/ribbon on which had to be taken off
gold buttons had to be replaced with black ones

and all set ready to be taken to the Theatre for duty!!!


Anonymous said...

oh Dzintra that quilt is stunning and Jo Jo well done with your book,lovely post.xx

Peg - Happy In Quilting said... it Dzintra...gorgeous quilt...and big well done to Jo Jo...

Rachaeldaisy said...

Bars of Gold is such a lovely quilt, congratulations on finishing it!! The label is so pretty too!! Your dog is so sweet guarding the stairs though i think an intruder would go straight for those yummy muffins!! JoJo's book cover is lovely with those hearts on it.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning beautiful!

I will pretend that I am sitting here with my tea and one of those MAGNIFICENT MUFFINS with you.....enjoying these lovely works of art. AND YOUR STAIRCASE IS WONDERFUL!!! Anita

Lynn said...

Your quilt is beautiful!
Lovely work too by Jojo!

Terry said...

So much creativity.
Quilt and book cover all the girls enjoying making.
Muffins yummy treat for Father's Day

Terry said...

So much creativity.
Quilt and book cover all the girls enjoying making.
Muffins yummy treat for Father's Day

A Magical Whimsy said...

Wow...and I say that in awe of what you can create. Quilting is such an amazingly inspiring endeavor. I admire you greatly, Dzintra.
And those muffins look 'to die for'!
The hearts Jo Jo attached to the friends give are heart warming.
And have lots of fun at the theatre seeing 'Pirates'!
Teresa in California

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh how I wish I could FLY anywhere I wanted so that I could sit to have a cuppa with those darling friends like you, that I admire.

Enjoy your day and have a muffin for ME!!!! Anita

Tatkis said...

Wow, your quilt is just beautiful!
I'm dreaming of using my jelly roll someday :)


Palomasea said...

Oh, dear many goodies here!!! I am with fantastic would it be to sit together over some tea or coffee and those scrumptious muffins...
At least we can share in this lovely virtual get-together...
Wonderful Dzintra, your talents truly never cease to amaze me...your quilt is gorgeous! Those joyful! And you liked the quilts at the fair? I bet you would have taken home a ribbon or two for your beauties!!! :)
And wasn't that wooden sculpture amazing?
Oh...cheese curds, yes! Ok, imagine very salty and yummy bits of cheese, dipped in beer batter and quickly deep fried. Oh yes...they are addictive and beyond delicious! I wish I could send you some ;)
And I love the hearts JoJo applied to her friend's pretty.
Have a marvelous time in Pirates, and give sweet Paris a kiss on the nose from me please :))
Much love,
- Irina

My Grama's Soul said...

Can't believe I have stopped by here more often.....I always feel so at home when I do. Your quilt is fabulous, my neighbor is a quilter and i am always so inspired by those that are.



Palomasea said...

Dear Dzintra, sending wishes of rapid healing, my friend! Take good care...
Much love,
- Irina

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