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, February 29, 2016

~OPAM...... (One Project A Month)~

2 small offerings for OPAM this month
2 Tea Towels.......or as I like to call them, Stitching Towels
(Pattern by Anni Downs of Hatched and Patched......part of Angel Story)
A Stitching Towel is a towel you take with you when you are off to do stitching
You lay the towel out on the table in front of you and your work, threads etc sit on it rather than the table
Pretty neat I think!!!

Thank You Sweet Peg and Partner in Crime Kris for running OPAM again this year!!!


My 500th post giveaway is still on
See post under this one

Good Luck......Dzintra

Saturday, February 27, 2016

~500 Post Giveaway~

Woohoo whoever would've thought
that I would reach 500 posts on my lil' blog
I started off reading other people's blogs and after surgery when I wasn't able to do anything and I put my First Post up

To celebrate I have 3 little Patterns and a Fat 1/4 from my favourite Designer (chosen by JoJo)
Anni Downs of Hatched and Patched
If you would like a chance to win these just post a comment and you're in!!!

I'll draw this in 2 posts time!!!

I'm so grateful to be in the Blogging Community and for all the Friendships made!!!

Good Luck.......and a Happy Weekend 
Dzintra xo

Thursday, February 11, 2016

~A Welcome Home Dinner....and a Book Win~

Phew, here we are into February and just starting to get back into Blogland....
When I came back from Paris and Latvija Hubby and JoJo offered to take me out for dinner to celebrate.......Well that was back in October and the dinner happened in January lol

I didn't take any photos of the dinner but I did afterwards
We went to a local place Starfish Deli and really enjoyed the views

Starfish deli is situated on the pristine waters of the Clyde River

Last weekend we had some Foie gras de canard entier that I brought home from Paris
I couldn't resist purchasing this on the banks of the Seine River at a Friday market
I had never had any before and probably never will again
Oh so delicious together with some Brillat Savarin Affine Fromage......a triple cream cheese from France .......oh so very very creamy
Imported by Calendar Cheese Company, Port Melbourne.

Also just before I went away I was lucky enough to win The Chocolate Promise and The Tea Chest by Josephine Moon.  The Chocolate Promise is set in Paris and Provence......2 places I was lucky enough to go to......

Thank You Josephine

I've realised this is my 500th post so I think a little giveaway is in order
I'll be back soon with that

One more day till the weekend woo hoo
Enjoy.......I think I'll be going down to the beach as it's been so hot!!!

Have a good one......Dzintra xo

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 ...