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!!!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

~Full Bookcase.......and Grapes~

I had a comment from Kim in my last post to show my new bookcase full......

so here 'tis
full of my unread books that had been in piles and there are more
so it didn't take long to fill at all!!!
I got the idea to do this off my friend Asta who has just started her own blog

And a new book to celebrate
Rachael Treasure's The Cattleman's Daughter.

A few weeks ago I showed this grapevine that we had come up over Summer
The neighbour who lived next to us had kept it trimmed

these are the grapes now
They taste like an old fashioned variety complete with seeds in,
just like we had when we were growing up
And very tasty too.......I wouldn't be surprised if you could make grapes out of them as well!!!

Monday, February 24, 2014

~A Sunday Beach Walk~

Following a shocking migraine headache on first ever......
It felt like lightning behind my eyes
On Saturday it felt like there were egg shells in them floating around

 Sunday a little better so I thought I would take a little beach walk as it was the most perfect day 

Not a lot of stitching happening but I did manage a heart block for a secret quilt being made

and check this out
Mr Armchair has made a little bookcase for me
But I think my Paris print will have to move!!!

Monday today and now not feeling quite right so an easy day and hopefully will be heaps better tomorrow.......

Wishing everyone a great week ahead
Love Dzintra xoxo

Saturday, February 15, 2014

~Melodrama at Mogo......Reprise~

Today I'm off to do the Melodrama Joe Flanagan's Wake which we did last year!
It's a  Fund Raiser and I'm so looking forward to it......FUN, FUN, FUN
Good old-fashioned entertainment with sing-alongs, handsome bushrangers and I even get to do a duet at the end!!!

To read more on the melodrama go over here

Happy Weekend everyone
Love Dzintra xo

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Gifts from Peru

Recently my Son came back from Peru and brought back these stunning gifts for us!!!
This bright and colourful apron above

This lovely quilt/blanket
He said that these blankets are used for everything over there
Wrap the baby in, tablecloths, on the bed......the list is endless!!!

A hat

and a bag for JoJo

And a t-shirt for Mr Armchair
How cool are they
We love them.......thanks so much dear James xoxoxo

Sunday, February 2, 2014

~OPAM 2014~

And woo-hoo I've joined OPAM again this year
Thank you Sweet Peg and Kris for hosting this as I find that I am having a lot more finishes!!!

Just a little one this month
A small kit I bought at the Sydney Show 
Kit is by Studio Mio and is called a G & S Case.......for  Glasses & Sunglasses

and here it is all finished complete with buttons from the kit

and I added the little I made it tag!!!

I thought I would throw this little pic in
Whenever I go up to Canberra for a shopping day with JoJo we always call in to Lincraft and get some threads.  While I look for specific threads I would say to her pick some colours.
This pic is from 2 shopping trips......always nice and colourful from My Girl!!!

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 ...