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!!!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

OPAM March 2010...and a new project!!!

My third OPAM (One Project A Month) for 2010!!!
What a great way to achieve a finished project every month...thank you to Peg for organizing this!!!
These Tilda fabrics received from Simone...
(I decided to use a variegated thread in shades of pink)

along with this stitchery...now complete!!!

Along the way Simone sent 2 more fabrics that just had to be included...
you can see them at the left hand side...cupcakes with hints of gold in them!!!

Attaching fabrics around the stitchery...and the layout...

here is the back all stitched together...

and completed...
A perfect Recipe Journal for desserts and cakes...
Thank You so much Simone for organizing this stitchery for 'us' to do...
and I'm looking forward to our next project!!!

Meanwhile...I bought this Hatched and Patched pattern a little while ago...
and I'm going to use it to make a little bag for a birthday gift for someone's special birthday gift...

I have chosen these fabrics...

Not sure whether to use the variegated thread for the stitchery...

or individual colours...
Guess I'll have to go and stare at it a bit longer!!!


Meanwhile...wishing everybody a safe, happy and Blessed Easter...Dzintra

25 comments:

Lurline said...

Such lovely work, Dzintra and a ver happy Easter to you, too!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

You are so welcome, so pleased you joined OPAM...and wow I do like the recipe journal, the stitchery is so cute...oh but the bag, very pretty and the fabric...so yummy..well done on all your finishes...Peg OPAM 2010

ria vogelzang said...

You made some very cute things!!!
love the journal and your bag is just so lovely!!!
Love your fabrics and I think I would choose the variegated thread.....^_^..
Whishing you a lovely Easter too!

Sharon (Stitches on Mars) said...

Hi Dzintra,

I love the variegated pink you've used on your stitchery...the fabrics Simone sent you complement it perfectly. All in all a lovely journal :)
The fabric you've chosen for the bag is pretty yummy too.
Hugs, Sharon

Terry said...

The journal cover is great. Yummy itinspires me. Not sure if I want a journal or a cake. Both?
The bag is a great present.
Happy Easter and stitching.
Enjoy your choclate
Terry

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning sweet Dzintra!

Another fabulous project coming our way, thanks to you dear one! I just realized and wondered if you are familiar with Tristan's quilting work. I featured him on my previous post. He is a quilter and has a business called, "Manmade quilts"....isn't that clever? I saw him on an interview on YOUTUBE the other day, talking about his quilting! He is quite phenomenal. Lovely, lovely work here dearest. Happy day and Happy Easter!!! Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh, it is so funny to know that as I sit here with the cobwebs in my eyes early in the morning, you are down there enjoying a fine dinner! Bon Apétit and do go find Tristan on youtube, he is a delight! Bisous my dearest, Anita

Bev C said...

A Happy Easter to you too Dzintra,love the colours in the fabrics Simone has sent you. I couldn't believe that you made a recipe journal,who would have guessed!!!! Happy stitching.
Bev.xoxo

Zuzu said...

Oh, your journal came out so sweet! Perfect for desserts and cakes! :)
Lovely fabric choices for your next project too!
Happy Easter, Dzintra!

Simone de Klerk said...

Your journal turned out so pretty, Dzintra!!! I better get working on mine, now that I see yours finished. I love the fabrics and patterns to your new project. I have the one with the words too. It is so pretty! Have fun.

Stina said...

It is so pretty and what a perfect recipe journal cover...:o)
That bag is just wonderful... got one in X.mas present.. and I love it..:o) Good luck.. and Happy Easter!!!

Pooch Morning Glory said...

wow, you are amazing! thats the best journal ever.
have a happy easter!
~laura

Cattinka said...

Hi Dzintra,
mhhhh yummy cupcakes, and they don´t have any calories, isn´t that great? I really like your Tilda project, and the new pattern looks very nice also!
KATRIN W.

Fer said...

LOVE the fabrics! They work beautifully together.

Margaret said...

I agree with all the above posts and would like to add they look terrific your opam projects . My hairdresser is going to Paris for two weeks on Saturday so I asked her to think about us.

Kath said...

Clever girl, I love your stitcheries! I am still determined to start one of my own. I must make the time, when I am driving again, to find a store that sells them. Your bag fabrics are very pretty, I would try the variegated thread! :D

Julie@beingRUBY said...

You're so clever Dzintra
I certainly would not have the patience to create something this lovely... the journal is a fabulous idea...and I'm sure your bag will be just as lovely...

Wishing a fabulous easter to you and your family... xxx Julie

Vicki's Bit-o-earth said...

Beautiful work Dzintra~ I could just stare at the piles of fabrics! I love the reds... especially the fabric in the top photo with the diamond shape and flowers in the middle! Just gorgeous! OPAM is a wonderful way to get things done! Its always more fun to do projects with others. A wonderful Easter weekend to you dear Dzintra! xxxVicki

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning dearest Dzintra! And many, many wishes for a lovely weekend of fun and priceless kinship with those you love! BISOUS! Anita

a good yarn said...

That is so pretty Dzintra! I love the variegated thread and cupcake prints! Nice bag pattern too. Happy Easter, Ann :-)

Nezzy said...

Beautiful stitch-work and the colors are amazing. The bags are so pretty. You have a wonderful Easter weekend!

God bless and have yourself a fabulous Friday!!!

AlessandraLace said...

lovely blog and creations. hugs and happy Easter.

Micki said...

You did a great job on your recipe journal...The thread is so pretty!
Micki

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

God morning sweet Dzintra! Thank you for coming by my Spring Break dream! You are always most certainly welcome to jump in and dream with me!

Have a fabulous day! Anita

Nezzy said...

Hey sweetie, I just wanted to thank ya for hoppin' on my blog. I sure hope ya'll enjoy the ride.

God bless and in the words of that old Granny Clampett, "ya'll come back now, ya hear???"

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