This blog is all about me......I come here for respite in between caring for JoJo (our daughter who has a disability)......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!!!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

~Merry Christmas 2012~


Decorations above are ones I made by Lenna Green featured in Homespun magazine which actually made it into the magazine and which I wrote about over here

Wow, what a whirlwind week I have had

Spent the week preparing for our other 2 children/partners/grandchildren to come here for a Family Christmas......
I have barely had a chance to go into Blogland and comment on my favourite Blogs although I have popped in now and then to catch up......

Barely any stitching happening here and I think I'm going to have to join a Swap next year!
But I did have my first singing lesson after much encouragement from a few special people
Turns out my voice is alto
The main thing I learnt is breathe....breath....breathe
Turns out this could take 6-8 months to get right.....geeeeeezzzzzzz

Now back on track here
I want to wish everybody a Happy and Contented Christmas whatever you may be doing
Thank you so much for calling in......leaving your wonderful encouraging comments......
It all means so much to me......I've met so many lovely people here!

I'll leave with 2 very meaningful quotes
Merry Christmas......love Dzintra xo


'I believe in everything until it's disproved.
So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons.
It all exists, even if it's in your mind.
Who's to say that dreams and nightmares aren't as real as the here and now?'


Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.

19 comments:

Cathy said...

Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas Dzintra!! Xx

Sacha said...

Ces décorations sont superbes elles nous offrent avec bonheur l'esprit de Noêl !
Merry Christmas
Sacha

Michelle Ridgway said...

Merry Christmas Dzintra to you and your family. I am so excited for you re your singing .lessons. Good for you.
Hugs xx

shez said...

merry xmas Dzintra to you and yours and a safe and happy new year.xx

Susan said...

A happy and peaceful Christmas to you and your family too. X

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Dzintra Merry Christmas to you and your family...sounds like you have been so very busy love the decos...xx

Fer said...

Merry Christmas Dzintra! Wishing you all a very special time. xoxo

Kath said...

May I wish you and your lovely family a wonderful Christmas, love Kath x

Jeni said...

Merry Christmasa to your Family and will talk again in blog land in 2013
hugs

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

DZINTRA! Me too dearest,ME TOO, I have been so busy that yesterday I was unable to visit everyone!

YOU ARE TAKING SINGING LESSONS!!!!! OK, this is my last dying wish...to take singing lessons. I did start many years ago and did a great job of opening up my diaphram and belting out the power I have! I WISH YOU MUCH FUN and success in this!

I wish you the best Christmas ever my sweet one. May you have healing and joy all year round! Anita

Nat Palaskas said...

Dear Dzintra and family, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I have enjoy reading your blog over the years and I'm like you I have met many wonderful friends through blogging. Keep up the good work blogging my friend. See you next year - Hugs Nat

Astrid said...

Dear Dzintra, all the very best for a wonderful Holiday Season to you and your family! MERRY CHRISTMAS! Love your Christmas decoration, a fun project!

RitaGri said...

Priecīgus un mīļus Ziemassvētkus!
Rita

Rachaeldaisy said...

Wishing you and your family the most wonderful Christmas!!!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Labrīt mans dārgais! PRIECĪGUS ZIEMASSVĒTKUS!

Oh my dear one, you are going to be 12 hours ahead of us here! So I wish you a fabulous celebration.....maybe you can SING a carol or two for your family!

Oh you are an inspiration to me...gotta put singing lesson on my list!

LOVE TO YOU DEAREST FRIEND! Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh, I know you will get there, I KNOW IT! And when you do, BELT IT OUT MY DEAR! Love to you always my kindred! Anita

Palomasea said...

Right near our precious Anita...
Dearest Dzintra!! Singing lessons, how fabulous...how exciting!!
I tried a sample lesson...it is so much harder than I imagined...
Enjoy it, dear friend!!
Healing and love to you...
Those little Christmas creations are precious!
Have a BEAUTIFUL Christmas...much JOY!
Blessings and love...so thankful for you...
- Irina :)

Simone de Klerk said...

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your family.
Vrolijke feestdagen!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

My darling Dzintra,

I have been so busy that I had no time to write a thoughtful New Year's' Eve post....I see you came but probably found NOTHING as far as a new post; the one I published came out all messed up that I had to delete it.....I just reposted but only to let everyone know I will be back on January 1. I have been SO CRAZY BUSY but if you stop by on the first, you will see why! BIG HUGS, Anita

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