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Friday, April 30, 2010

OPAM (One Project A Month) April...Progress on Bag...and a Surprise Card

For my OPAM this month I have done an appliqued tea towel...
All coming from this little basket of leftover bits...

Not a whole lot of stitching finished this month due to a birthday and Easter celebrations...but a bit happening in between but no other finishes!!!
The little heart on the basket fabric is from a little pram quilt made for little Lidija's arrival...
and the first and second pear are from Tilda fabrics sent to me by Simone!!!
OPAM is organized by Peg and Kris...thanks so much Gals...this inspires me to finish something each month!!!
If you get a chance do visit these blogs to be inspired and see all the other OPAMS!!!

Meanwhile, I have made a start on this pattern from Anni Downes ...

In the end I chose the variegated thread...

and doing it in Autumn colours!!!

Meanwhile a surprise card from Cattinka for my birthday...all the way from Germany!!!

Thank you Katrin...I did have a beautiful birthday!!!

With this full on Autumn weather I hope to get a bit further on with my bag...and hopefully try out my new oven which arrived on Wednesday...YAY!!!
I think morning tea will be on the go for tomorrow!!!

16 comments:

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dzintra! What a fabulous bag of goodies here! You know, I think this is my favorite thing...receiving a box or bag of fun little tidbits that you can use in your sewing, art or decorating. This was a fun birthday for US, wasn't t dear? I never even thought I would "get" anything from anyone....I just wanted to PARTY DOWN with my friends, but I got some of the most beautiful cards and "tidbits" that really mean so much to me. I send you my wishes for not just your birthday, but for a cozy and memorable AUTUMN, as we enter into our glorious spring here.

Bisous! Anita

Cattinka said...

I hope to see more of your new bag soon, it looks very interesting!
KATRIN W.

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Dear Dzintra
How clever you are to make something pretty out of this little bundles of bits and pieces.. and how sweet to receive a birthday card... little unexpected parcels are the sweetest... have a great weekend.. xxx Julie

Notjustnat said...

What a cute tea towel. It goes perfectly with all your cooking gears. Congrats on your new oven too. What sweet little birthday card all the way from Germany. Enjoy the weekend - Hugs Nat

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

And many wishes for pink bubbles of joy during the weekend and always dearest Dzintra!!!! Anita

Kath said...

How exciting to get a box of fun little morsels that you can turn into something wonderful! and you did! XX

...Miss...Maddie's... said...

Pretty fancy teatowel.
Hope all is well in the Land Downunder and Autumn has arrived with the beauty it shares...
Susan x

Fer said...

Lovely fabrics!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

You are just so kind Dzintra thanks for all the kind words....love your tea towel....Peg OPAM 2010

Astrid said...

What a great idea to do something with boring tea towels! It's cute! Another bag lady! :)) I have made a few tote bags only... Can't wait to see yours done! :)

ria vogelzang said...

Just lovely!!! What a beauty´s!
Have a lovely weekend!!

Margaret said...

Tea towels with attitude that"s what I like.

Bev C said...

Hello Dzintra, Love the tea towel. I hope the new stove has arrived and is getting a working out. I love looking at stamps from the different countries. Have a great week.
Bev.xoxo

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

Can't wait to see your new bag Dzintra! Sounds like you're busy and enjoying your fall and birthday~ I wish I could do more with OPAM, but for now I'll have to be satisfied with doing bits and pieces of indoor projects. Spring has me running. (: Have a great week~ xxxVicki

Micki said...

Love the bag of goodies and I adore your tea towel. I have always loved applique.
Katrin's card is lovely!
Micki

Pooch Morning Glory said...

you are so inspiring. cute towel you made.
hug
~laura

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