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!!!

Saturday, December 31, 2016

~OPAM~ One Project A Month, December 2016

My final OPAM for 2016 is one I really enjoyed as it was using quite different colours for me
I enjoyed it so much so I made 3 little Mug Rugs

Gorgeous little snowmen on the back
at least it makes me think its a little cooler!!!

Thank You to Sweet Peg and Kris for hosting OPAM again for another year
So many gorgeous finished projects out there due to this!!!


And on my final post for the year I'd like to thank all my Readers out there for popping in throughout the year and leaving your lovely comments........they are all so much appreciated so 
Thank You All 

So while we here get used to the National Disability Insurance Scheme and make sense of it all and its' impact on our lives I'd like to wish everyone a Happy Healthy and Prosperous 2017.  

May it be one of Peace and Joy around the World

love Dzintra xo

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

~Bah Humbug Swap~

I recently joined in The No Fuss Swappers 'Bah Humbug' Swap
This entailed sending a Mug Rug, a Mug to match,  and a treat all wrapped in a Christmasey Fat 1/4

The Mug Rug

I had recently ordered and received cloth labels with my name on it and thought Susan's Mug Rug would be the first item to receive one!!!

Mug chosen by JoJo at Rick Rutherford's country shoppe in the Blue Mountains

A treat was added

 and it's all ready to go!!!
Opening day was 13 December......

Meanwhile my Swap Gift was from Helen all safely arrived above

The little card

Fat 1/4 off

and all is revealed!!!
Thank You Helen.......lovely gifts and my Mug certainly has been given a work out over the last few days!!!

And Thank You Girls over at No Fuss Swappers for running these delightful Swaps!!!

Sunday, December 18, 2016

A Surprise Gift

Last week I received a very unexpected surprise from Kim
Kim has undertaken a world-wide venture to celebrate her 60th birthday this year
She sent out 60 gifts to 60 people and I was included
Above is a card of an oil on porcelain entitled 'Ziva' painted by Kim (McCool) herself

The back of the card

The gifts......a cushion, card, beading kit, fabric and thread

A little cross-stitch cushion

Fabric and threads

Thank you Kim for these absolutely delightful unexpected gifts......they made my day!!!

I hope you had the Best Birthday with many, many more to come!!!

Happy Dzintra xo

Saturday, December 3, 2016

~OPAM......One Project A Month, November 2016~

Two tea towels for OPAM this month which is all I managed!!!

Thank you to Sweet Peg and Kris for hosting OPAM again
I know that sometimes I wouldn't even finish one item without it!!!

A Happy Weekend to you all dear Readers......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 ...