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?

Saturday, May 24, 2014

'Allo 'Allo........Bay Theatre Players

As the poster says...First cab off the rank for 2014 for Bay Theatre Players 
was the much loved 'Allo, 'Allo written by Jeremy Lloyd & David Croft
and for BTP directed by Maureen Nathan
and produced by Janet Beesley

This is the flyer that was distributed throughout the community at various places

Original sketch by June Lotzof


Foyer with the door leading into the Theatre

Some stills on the boards

The Cap-i-tan, Edith and Colonel (said exactly as it is written)

Rene and Yvette

The set with the Peasant's Nook at the left in front of the bay window

This is where I sat with my Partner/s observing the Cafe as a Barfly

Menu for the evening

Backdrop was a scene as close as possible from Richelieu where Maureen spends part of the year with Robert

And here I am with my dashing Frenchman Peasant Robert

With my Fellow Villager Eleanor

Edith and Yvette in the Green Room

I thoroughly enjoyed my electronic cigarette and had pics taken with it LOL

I'm not really a Drama the after party

The original Madonna with the Big Boobies by June Lotzof

Selfies in the Green Room

Robert and Maureen after the final show at Presentations

With Jack (Gruber) the following evening

Set pulled down and ready for the next show Annie


and this is what Maureen gave us all!!!
Thank you so much Maureen!!!

It was such a pleasure to be a part of this production
I normally don't do comedy and just stick with musicals and play an extra and partake in the Chorus
but when asked if I would like to sit in a French Cafe as a Barfly how could I resist!!!

See, I'm not really a Drama Queen LOL!!!

Now it's some R & R at home while I deal with some health issues and Mr Armchair helps with Jo Jo's care!!!

And now I go like a Phantom into zee night!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

~Faerie Kisses Quilt......Vine Border~

The last time I blogged about my Faerie Kisses Quilt was when I was stitching the border above

Finally both borders are on YAY!!!!!!

One of the sections of the quilt
This quilt has quite a lot of stitching and beading on it

I had to test it out on a bed

and here it is in the afternoon sun today!!!
This quilt is an absolute joy to stitch and perfect for the evenings...

Quilt designed by Helen Stubbings of Hugs'n Kisses

Happy Stitching........Dzintra xo

Sunday, May 4, 2014

~Birthday, Easter and Special Visitors!~

It's been quite a while since I have blogged
A lot has been happening and slowly things are getting back to normal
(till the next play anyway LOL)
and JoJo also requires time and effort on our part to just simply be and be able to participate in all her activities which leaves me having to juggle things around a bit

Following on from my birthday post Mr Armchair took me to lunch unexpectedly to The River Moruya......a 1 Hat Establishment
I was especially excited to go there as one of the girls I went to TAFE with is working there and her name is Megan
Megan and I got on well at TAFE and now I am friends with her Mum Asta who is new to blogging

The Lunch Menu

For Mr Armchair.....
Pork and Grain Mustard Rillettes, Celeriac Remoulade, Crisp Fried Free Range Egg and Truffle Vinaigrette

My choice
Boullaibaise, Crushed New Potato but missing the Bread due to being gluten free

Pan fried Salmon, Truffled Mashed Potato, Buerre Cafe de Paris and Lobster Veloute

For Dessert the Mr had a Chocolate Brownie and Vanilla Ice Cream

I opted for the Maffra Red Waxed Cheddar with Sweet Mustard Pickles and requested some apple slices or something instead of the biscuits on offer (due to gluten issues)

A very delicious meal.......thank you so much for the surprise dear Hubby!!!

The day after my birthday was Good Friday and I did the Latvian tradition of colouring eggs
This time I chose grape leaves and onion skins

Wrapped them together with string and boil

and voila, gorgeous coloured eggs
They can be shinied up with some bacon fat

JoJo was excited that Easter was here
She just loves all occasions and celebrates with gusto!!!

Breakfast on Easter Sunday
Eggs and Chocolate

Above a pic of Daughter Jacqueline and Bill (DH) and my Brother and Wife Erin 

This was a very special time as my Brother has serious health issues and we just love it when he comes to visit

Jacqueline modelling the Snood that I knitted up and she put together

JoJo and God Father Uncle Charlie

And we had a rather busy week looking after the 2 little Munchkins Ryan and Lidija

I haven't been able to get around and comment on everyone's blog as much as usual lately
Thank you to everyone that pays a visit and also to those who do comment
So very much appreciated by me as I do read every single one!!!

Enjoy Sunday
Love Dzintra xo

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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 ...