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!!!

Friday, May 30, 2014

~A little R & R......a gift and Chookyblue's 2 year celebration~

Whilst on a bit of R & R from caring everyday for JoJo and healing I met up with Asta
While waiting for her as dusk was approaching this was my view
how pretty the Clyde River looked with lovely pinks coming in for sunset

And look how lovely is this little belated birthday gift from her

A gorgeous thread holder.....a lovely repro fat 1/4......a notebook and floral tissues!!!
Thank you so much Asta.......I love it all!!!

This weekend my Blogging Buddy Chookyblue is celebrating 2 years in her Chookshed.......YAY!!!
She has put an invite out to help her celebrate by stocking up on bubbles........nibblies......and taking time out to sew this weekend
I'm in on that!!!

 I'll be working on my Diamonds at Large Quilt from this book by Pam & Nicky Lintott

 and using this Layer Cake

I have sewn the blocks together and just have to work out the placement of them
A few versions here

I also hope to make a start on my Sing Bag by Anni Downs of Hatched and Patched

these are the fabrics that came with the kit!!!

 So let's break open a bottle of your preferred drink

Line up the chocolate

cheese, fruit.........whatever you want and   L E T ' S   S E W
Congratulations Chookyblue
I wonder how many wonky stitches there might be LOL!!!

Happy Sewing........Dzintra xo

Anyone else from the South Coast joining in?


Nat Palaskas said...

Have a good weekend my dear. You deserved it everyday! Lovely diamond quilt. I like the fabric. Enjoy Nat

Susan said...

Hope you had a good break. Lovely gifts from atsa, the bage is very cute. I am joining in with Chooky's party, but your nibblies look much yummiest than mine! Your new quilt looks good too, great fabric.

Rachaeldaisy said...

Lovely photo of the boats, and lovely gifts. We're drinking bubbles tonight in honour of chooky. Your diamond quilt looks wonderful, I love the colours you are using. Enjoy your party drinks and nibbles.

Anonymous said...

Hi Dzintra glad to hear you are doing better,and I will be joining you for the weekend,can't wait to see what you get up to.xx

KimM said...

Glad to hear you're better - and what lovely gifts!!

Terry said...

Good friends, good food, good wine and the quiet to stitch. What more could a girl want and you deserve a good weekend. Enjoy

Astrid said...

Love your diamond quilt and chosen fabrics. Enjoy your weekend! I think I'm going to do the same; wine, chocolate, cheese and fruits! :)

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Yvonne W said...

Glad you able to have a break away. Lots of sewing planned there and I love the nibblies that go with it--- ENJOY!

Chookyblue...... said...

Hey Dzintra.......nice projects..........Miss jules is working on the quilt on page 41 in that same book...........

Fiona@Dragonfly-Sewing said...

Love the view Dzintra, and love your diamonds too.

kiwikid said...

Hope you had a wonderful break, your present is lovely!Your diamonds quilt looks great too, nibbles YUM!!
Have a great weekend!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

You take care Ok...and I do love all your projects...

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dzintra! I am late but happy to see you and your world again! Line up that cheese and fruit and I'll pop open some pink bubbles for us, OK? Enjoy every waking moment my dear and talented friend. Hugs to you and JoJo! Anita

DAWNIE said...

Happy belated birthday Dzintra. Oh wow that is a gorgeous view. That bag is cute am sure you will get to it soon

Joy McD said...

Lovely projects lined up to work on - hope you are getting lots done! xxx

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