This blog is all about me......I come here for respite in between caring for JoJo (our daughter who has a disability)......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, June 28, 2015

~Cook Up with Donna hay and Irina~


Phew, it's taken sooo long for me to get this post up
A cook up with donna hay magazine Issue 77 Oct/Nov 2014
As seems to be the case recently I couldn't decide which Dessert to make so of course I made both and we had them over the next few nights


The Menu ~all adapted for Gluten Free

Parmesan-Crusted Fish with Zucchini Salad
Lemon, Honey and Almond Cake
Peach and Vanilla Sorbet



First things first........prepare Dessert
Soaked Lemon Peel in base of cake pan for the Cake.


and ta da after not long at all the meal is all ready
nice and easy especially since it was a very warm night at the time
The fish was nice and light and the salad was lovely and tasty with no need for any starch
The salad was comprised basically of Zucchini and Baby Spinach leaves with a Zesty Dressing


The Sorbet hit the spot for the evening








The cake was excellent the next day and perfect with coffee
Here 'tis sitting atop JoJo's Wiggles Tray





And unbeknownst to me Mr Armchair took a snap whilst cooking one evening lol

Bon Appetit......Dzintra 




Thursday, June 11, 2015

A Carer's Break Away!



A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to participate with other Carers a trip to the 
Snowy Mountains of New South Wales 
A pic of sunset at arrival


DS trying out a tandem bicycle he has purchased to take JoJo for rides with Mr Armchair assisting


The welcoming fireside at our venue Rydges Snowy Mountains


A cushion I purchased........as if I need a new cushion but this was TOO hard to resist


the back


The Sun coming up over my view at Lake Jindabyne




On the last evening there was a Masquerade Ball and I wore an authentic mask and cape purchased in Venice by DS


The Menu for Dinner but of course I had the gluten free version


A most interesting dessert


One of the beautiful prints on display


The next morning we were in for a treat
I knew we were going to Thredbo but I didn't know this included going on the chair lift
A W E S O M E


Going up

On the way up some parked machinery


A quick selfie......and I was loving the cold
whoever thought I would miss it lol
1 deg celsius up top




Up the top


and coming back down

Thank You Carers ACT
I had the best time

Now back to the business of caring and working out this new NDIS scheme
(National Disability Insurance Scheme)

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

~Celebrating The Chookshed~


This is the pile of Fat 1/4's I made up from my stash for my Quilt Past Times
Pattern by Lynne Wilson designs for moda

I had the blocks made in a previous Workshop held by Lynne and thought I would put them together to celebrate Chooky's Third year of The Chookshed


Here they all are laid out


Unfortunately I wasn't feeling the best and took to my Sewing Room armed with tissues and cough drops


from there I graduated to coffee and chocolate


then Mr Armchair bought me in some bubbly and chips


I just have to sew down the centre line to join it all together
After looking at the photo (and it's not obvious in person)
I'm wondering about the 2nd bottom row on the left
the 2 triangles might be a bit light???
so now I'm thinking about it all.........

Thank you so much Chooky for hosting this fun weekend
I just love being part of it all and seeing what everyone else is up to!!!

HAPPY 3 YEARS
and may there be many more!!!

Sunday, May 31, 2015

OPAM (One Project A Month) May

5 items for OPAM this month
and they all are Heat Bags



all with a little label attached.


Also a little headband for me out of a Fat 1/4


And one for JoJo for her old bush hat


Here they are both together!!!

Thank You Sweet Peg and her Partner in Crime Kris for hosting OPAM again....
Love being in this at it inspired me to get something together!!!

Now I better get cracking and get back to my Quilt Top as part of The Chooksheds Birthday celebrations!!!

Friday, May 29, 2015

'Celebrating The Chookshed'

These are my completed blocks for the quilt 'Past Times' that I did in a Workshop a little while ago

A few other completed blocks all made from my Fat Quarter stash


They've been sitting in this basket waiting for just the right time and this weekend it is!!!
All to celebrate The Chookshed's 3rd Birthday
If you want to sign up go over here and say hi to our Hostess with the Mostest......Donna aka Chookyblue.......woohoo I'm still coughing but determined to turn these blocks into a Quilt Top this weekend

Bring It On......A Cheers to you all for a very productive weekend......Dzintra xo

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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 ...)

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 ...