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!!!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

~A Win for JoJo~

Shez had a little giveaway of one of her Christmas Decorations and asked if whoever wins it what colour would they like it made in and what design 
I commented that if I were lucky enough to win I would get JoJo to choose

Shez ended up having a few winners but she also chose JoJo
and Jo Jo chose a Christmas Tree in green
First pic is the Tree received in green and above the backing fabric

 Well wasn't she so pleased and excited and happy to get this Decoration in the mail
She just loves Christmas!!!

Here she is happily displaying it 
It is now on her doorknob to her World........her Music Room, awaiting the arrival of Christmas and to hang it on the tree!!!!
But first we have to get over her upcoming Birthday and then talk of Christmas will be non-stop here
As you know she just  LOVES all occasions!!!

Thank you so much dear Shez for including JoJo in your giveaway
You made her day!!!

For Shez's Tutorial on the Decorations and how to make them up go over here

Monday, July 21, 2014

~Sunday......a sewing day~

Well I had a lovely Sunday yesterday
I spent a lot of it in my Sewing Room making headway on my Sing Bag
and sewing lots of 1 and a 1/2 "squares together LOL!!!
Pattern by Anni Downs of Hatched and Patched

Just a lovely day
I hope I can get more of them like this!!!

Hope everyone had a lovely Sunday
and here's to a great week to follow!!!

Dzintra xo

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Fabric and a 6th birthday

Even though I didn't go to the Sydney Quilt Show this year I was there with all the gals in Spirit

I bought a little stash of fabric at half price at Hobbysew

And then for something completely different I joined a Tilda Club
Soooooo different from my usual rich, dark colours above but oh so pretty and I was oh so tempted so caved in

My little Grandie Lidija celebrating her 6th birthday last night

Along with JoJo.......see how they are both holding hands......very sweet

And this morning her Mum is making a beautiful mud cake for 6 little guests

While the Birthday Girl dries her ingenious is this!!!

Happy Birthday Princess Lidija xoxo

Sunday, July 6, 2014

~Melodrama at Mogo......I'm Dreamin' of a Lone Christmas~

Well haven't I been having a ball lately playing a Wench at the latest Melodrama at Mogo entitled 
I'm Dreaming of a Lone Christmas
Written by Joe Quigley
Directed by Barbara Gellatly
Musical Director Jimmy Roe

Held at the The Digger's Rest Hotel at the Original Gold Rush Colony at Mogo
I just love the setting here

one of the early Settler's Huts on the site

inside the Tavern where the Melodrama is set with Big Dan being Centre Stage

The multi talented Jimmy Roe being Felix Mendelsohn, Florence and Annabelle the Bar Girl

Hamming it up with Florence

and Annabelle

Introducing Hans (Walter) our Barman

James Walker (aka Whistler) and Mary-Anne

Big Dan Murphy (Brian aka Cowboy) and Smithy (Greg)

Last Rehearsal before showtime
Annabelle, Sebastian Bumstead (aka Foxlow, Devious Devil)
Molly (Mary'Anne's Mum.....Barbara)
Mary Anne (Janet)
Smithy and Hans

Posing in front of the roaring fire yesterday just before showtime

a moment with Jimmy

Gularbone (Colin) singing Holy Night

I even made some little wristy-cuffs

and a little choker round my neck topped off with an old ear ring
Wonder if these will qualify for OPAM (One Project A Month) Lol!!!!

To read about the previous Melodrama 'The Wake of Joe Flanagan' go over here

Next Matinee Show plus lunch Saturday 19th July 2014 at 
Tickets available at 4474 2123

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 ...