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 air......love to have coffee...sip a glass of champagne......read a book......I am Queen of the Armchair and am inspired by all the wonderful blogs out there!!!

Sunday, May 6, 2018

January 2018 finished items

Phew......what a year I am having....
A few health issues have cropped up which have really knocked me around so this is the first time in 9 years I haven't joined OPAM 

I thought I would just cruise along at my own pace sewing wise while we sort ourselves out
Looks like allergy problems are going to take us up to higher ground away from our Sea Change which I thought would last forever......
Some things are just not meant to be............sigh!!!

Plus this means having to sort JoJo out as well for disability programmes........double sigh!!!



Yipppeeeee I did manage to make a couple of small items!!!
Lovely linen with an Eiffel Tower tape (of course) 
Two little soft sunglass cases for the handbag
One for me and one for the gift box (if I don't end up keeping it lol)


along with my cloth tape name......I call it my brand lol!!!


I needed a red headband one day so I went to my Fat 1/4 stash and found this lovely French General one and found a Tutorial and made one........and it was perfect!!!

I'll be back soon........everyone have a beautiful Sunday......Dzintra xo

Monday, January 22, 2018

OPAM (One Project A Month) December 2017


Phew, finally been able to post my OPAM for December
Lots of reasons why I didn't but here goes 

Above is a little Christmas decoration I made for me and below one for Mr Armchair










And all together on our Christmas tree along with JoJo's

Pattern by Anni Downs of Hatched and Patched
As always Anni's patterns are just fun to make!!!

Thank you Sweet Peg and her Partner in Crime Kris for hosting OPAM again this year
So much appreciated!!!


Saturday, December 30, 2017

~OPAM (One Project A Month) November 2017, Daysail

Running a bit late here with my OPAM but all good......
Been not well with what we think is an allergic cough (together with ear problems) continuously (quite debilitating) especially when I eat but all will be investigated but the suspect is Low Altitude and Air Pressure.......
Cant believe this as I always had a dream to live by the beach but looks like its not meant to be
Time will tell........
Also lots of Meetings for JoJo's NDIS plan.......phew, so much to sort out and organize!!!!!!



This Quilt I called Daysail after the same name as the fabric by Thimbleblossoms
Started New Years Day and completed in time for my Sister's Birthday
Mr Armchair and I thought it would be a bit of fun to go down to the Marina and get some boats into the picture to match Daysail


 Pretending it was our Berth lol




It was very windy but lots of fun





 Thank you Sweet Peg and Partner in Crime Kris for hosting OPAM again this year!!!


Wednesday, November 1, 2017

~OPAM (One Project A Month) October 2017~


 Gosh here we are, November already and it only seems like the year started not too long ago
I have 4 small items this month for OPAM
The first 2 are Fabric Baskets......one for me and one for Jo Jo.....
Above is the front and I couldn't resist putting my 'label' on them......


 Another side


and here's a little cutie
A Thread Roll which can also be called a Hussif




And last but not least a felt Christmas decoration made out of felt
Pattern by Anni Downs of Hatched and Patched


and here is my one hanging amongst Anni's decorations!!!

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


Sunday, October 15, 2017

~OPAM (One Project A Month), September 2017

It's been a long time in between posts this year
Lots of commitments here especially with JoJo but at least I managed a finished item this month


This one is by our sweet little GD
She drew this pic above on some white fabric (back last year)
and wanted a cushion made out of it


Back


I even put a label of mine onto the back to finish it and she chose the stitching for it!!!

It all looks pretty cool!!!

Thanks so much to Sweet Peg and Kris for hosting OPAM again this year!!!

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 ...