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!!!

Monday, April 27, 2015

A Worrying Time

A big sigh of relief here

Our DS and Partner are trekking neighbouring the devastation that has occurred in Nepal.

Thanks to DFAT (Department of Foreign Affairs and Trades) after a worrisome time they are safe and well.  Doing more research today.

My Heart goes out to everyone involved....the loss of lives.....the uncertainty that abounds

Sending Love and Prayers 


Friday, April 24, 2015

~GDITC.......And just to finish off....Sunday~

Just a few more photos to round up GDITC (Girls Day in the Country) at Nundle

Sunday morning saw us again at Mt Misery for a Farewell Breakfast

With Susan

and Donna aka Chookyblue.  That's about all for pics of our Breakfast.......
didn't even get one of the food

On the way home we called in to see my family near the Central Coast

and as soon as JoJo walked in the door at home off came the boots and she toddled in to her room!!!

Thank you to Kerry from Cottage on the Hill for organising such a wonderful weekend and to all the gals who make it happen......we've all had the best weekend and looking forward to doing it all over again!!!

Dzintra xo

Saturday, April 18, 2015

~My Birthday and * P A R I S * Update~

This is what I woke to yesterday on my phone
17th April......My Birthday
which co-incidentally happens to be the same as Monica McInerney's so I found out just a little while cool is that!!!

A new little sparkly phone gold of course

Even the bed is getting into the swing of my upcoming PARIS trip
(You might recall that my Son is taking me over later this year while Mr Armchair cares for JoJo)

We had a Paris clock on the wall which recently broke and after looking around in my small coastal town I couldn't find another
Then my Cousin Katy sent me this clock........and she had no idea about my clock!!!
Thank you so much's perfect!!!

After JoJo left for her programme Mr Armchair and I thought we would go out for a Birthday Breakfast at the newest and hippest place in town 'Against The Grain' all Paleo Cafe/Restaurant
Paleo suits me down to the ground being gluten free which means I can have anything on the compromises at this Cafe for me

This Cafe has all organic and free-range food

I ordered a Cappuccino with Coconut milk which came with a small glass of sparkling mineral water
How perfect is that as I always have water after coffee anyway

Mr Armchair had Scrambled Egg, Paleo Toast, Sauteed Kale, Bacon and a Sweet Potato Rosti

The Birthday Girl Omelette with Pulled Pork, Avocado, Cress and Apple Coleslaw and 
Sweet Potato Rosti

JoJo will also be able to order freely here as she is Lactose Intolerant so it's win/win for us
I know she is looking forward to Pancakes here.......and Coconut Cream
Sounds delicious

On Thursday afternoon I caught up with Asta for a Hot Chocolate
and she gave me these very lovely fabrics and threads
Thank You so much Asta......they're gorgeous

I joined a Fat Quarter Birthday Swap hosted by the lovely Chez
These are the little packages so far with 2 more to come

this is the little stack so far
I'll be back when the other 2 come in

Friday afternoon when JoJo came home we had some Persian Love Cake and Coffee

Before heading out for dinner (yes it seems like we ate all day)
I had some Cuttlefish to start with and Mr Armchair had Scallops

 JoJo had some Pasta and Prawns

One of the Desserts here is Popcorn Custard and Banana.......very interesting!!!

And just to finish off I scored a Gold *grin* Travel Wallet at a super duper price!!!

In between dreaming of PARIS I've been quilting Forty Years of Light and getting there!!!

Happy Weekend Dzintra xo

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

~GDITC~ Saturday

On entering the Hall at Girls Day in the Country on Saturday we were greeted with a
Cottage on the Hill mug and a lovely centre piece of pink flowers in a vase

Our kit for the day

comprised of a Lynette Anderson Easter Table Topper

Here's Lynette showing off the Sampler piece

A few Hexagons made

I caught up with Suzie

It was a windy day and chairs were required to hold the doors open

Dear Shez came around to the tables
Hello Girls would anyone like some fruit........being banana sweets lol

Our table

Kate received my Swap Gift
We were each given a stitchery by Lynette to use and make something out of it
I made a Stitching Towel to use as a protector for the table to lay one's sewing work on

Dawnie was prepared to fight for it lol

A copy of the Stitchery available over here
Thank You Lynette

I received my Swap Gift from Shez
a little bag which is  holding my Hexagons
Thank You Shez......I love it and my Hexies are still sitting there

During the day I caught up with Lynette

Kate proudly showing her cushion

And group Bloggers pic to finish off the day

There was more Show-and-tell that evening
Here is Susan with her gorgeous quilt

JoJo even became involved and showed us her new poster
And more Show-and-tell

I'll be back with more pics of Sunday

Happy Stitching......Dzintra

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

OPAM (One Project A Month).....March 2015

One small item for OPAM this month for the Girls Day in the Country (GDIC) Swap
A little stitchery was provided for us, by Lynette Anderson,  to stitch up and turn into something 

I used a tea towel......added a piece of linen and put the stitchery on to it and added some ric rac.

Tutorial for the towel can be found
at Jenni at Elefantz

Thank you Jenni!!!

Only thing is I called it a Stitching Towel.......
a towel one can take with them to lay on the table to protect their work from any sticky marks etc that may be on the table
The back

Kate was the one who received this Swap pleased it went to a fellow Blogger!!!

Thank you so much Peg and Kris for hosting OPAM!!!

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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 ...)

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