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!!!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

OPAM (One Project A Month)...September 2010!!!

Can't believe how quickly September has come and gone this year...with 2 more projects for OPAM completed...how I have loved this little challenge...
I can honestly say I have never finished so many projects before in this amount of time!!!
Thank you so much to Peg and Kris for hosting this!!!
First off I started with this gorgeous fabric sent to me by my dear blogging friend Simone



together with these fabrics...

and stitchery...

made into a Sewing Companion...
this wonderful little companion was a project by Fiona from my local Needlework Group!!!
I had these little velvet baubles and I couldn't resist using them on the spine!!!
I love to add extras if I can to any projects...
As Coco Chanel once famously said...(as you walk out the room take one thing off)...Less Is More
Less is More is a 19th century proverbial phrase. It is first found in print in Andrea del Sarto, 1855, a poem by Robert Browning
I'm a bit the other way...as you walk out the room add something else...More Is More ha ha!!!
Amidst all this Mr Armchair putting together my new sewing table purchased at The Craft and Quilt Fair...
I think I'll do a separate post on this another time...




the inside...

The blue felt is a start to another project from my Group...a little pincushion!!!

And here it is all done Yay!!!

If I can I like to sign and date all my work...

And I can't seem to get enough of the Elm Creek novels lately...
have just finished The Quilter's Kitchen by Jennifer Chiaverini...
I wouldn't mind getting into the kitchen with Anna and cooking up some meals for those Quilters!!!



Next I'm ready to start The Lost Quilter and have ordered The Quilter's Holiday!!!

Dress rehearsals are in full swing for Cabaret...
(put on by our local Amateur Theatre Group, The Bay Theatre Players)
will post some pics up next post...
and I'm starting to believe there really is such a place as The Kit Kat Club...
complete with Sally Bowles!!!

What good is sitting alone in your room
Come hear the music play
Life is a Cabaret old chum
Come to the Cabaret...

Lyrics by Fred Ebb

21 comments:

Margaret said...

The material in your sewing companion is lovely and you have turned a piece of material into something enjoyable

Notjustnat said...

What a great post my friend. Love love everything you did this month. Good job! Congrats on a new sewing table, ready for a new sewing companion right? Love to you - Hugs Nat

ria vogelzang said...

I just love your post! What a lovely sewing companion you made.
And a really lovely gift by Simone!
Enjoy your new sewing table!
Good for you and with the helo of Mr. Armchair it's bound to be a succes!!
;))))
Love, Ria.

ria vogelzang said...

ofcourse I meant with the "helP" .......... ;0))
Enjoy your day!

RitaGri said...

Cik jauka raiba grāmatiņa! Man ļoti patīk gan audums, gan izšuvums!

Simone de Klerk said...

Oh my, Dzintra, what a lovely project you have made. And what a perfect match, all those fabrics.
Your stitchery is so cute. I'm impressed you could get this all done, in between all the rehearsals! ENJOY!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

They are so cute Dzintra! :D I love the colourful floral fabric :)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dzintra!!!! LOOK AT THIS AWESOME STUFF! I adore, love, envy and EMBRACE all of this that you are doing and that MATERIAL! Gorgeous colors.....and that cute little felt star....your work room dearest, my dream! What fun you are having and I am smiling from ear to ear for you. Don't forget to post some pictures of CABARET!!!!

Enjoy your weekend that is COMING UPON US...I never enjoyed the weekends so much until I became a teacher!!!

Fondly,

Anita

Terry said...

Nice finishes. I always get a buzz when something works and your finishes are lovely.

Elm Creek novels are engaging. I read a whole slew of them while recuperating from my hip replacement last Christmas.

Nice table nice DH

Clarity said...

Very pretty organiser/comapanion. It seems warm and inviting, though I know you need no excuse to use one! Peace, L, X

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

Love your newest little sewing companion.
And that new table... you'll be sewing up a storm on that.
Susan xx

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

oh Dzintra...you are going to love being on stage. The commaradery that happens in the cast, the fun, the lights, the anticipation, THE CAST PARTY...it is all so much fun. I really am looking forward to seeing some pictures! I HOPE THIS IS NOT THE LAST TIME you do theatre!

Many hugs, Anita

Fer said...

What a fun time you've been having! The sewing companion looks great. :)

a good yarn said...

Wonderful projects Dzintra. Ann :-)

Jeni said...

Oh My Dzintra my friend .....Love the bright colours in your sewing companion.....and once again great work

Margaret said...

oooh this is such a sweet post - and looking forward to seeing more about your sewing table!
great blog!
loving the posts
stop by some time xx
take a peek at my giveaway while you're at it!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning (at least for me!) precious Dzintra! THANK YOU for coming by yesterday; I am soooooo tired from work that I cannot even look at my computer like I used to when I get home from work! I hope this craziness passes fast; I can't live like this!!!! THANK YOU for the lovely comments on my post Oh you are now entering into summer, and you are going to have a blast. We are loving the shift into autumn. The colors here are spectacular and it seems as if over night, we experienced a sudden burst of ORANGE color from one of our little trees....so divine.

POACHES PEARS in champagne....does that sound good to you dear? I LIFT MY PEAR TO YOU and celebrate a new season for you....teeeeehheeeee! Bisous, Anita

Bev C said...

Hello Dzintra,

A great September. Lots of projects finished.Love that pincushion, so lovely and bright.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

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

What a fun and awesome project Dzintra! I love it! And the Cabaret... Wow!! So very exciting! Have a lovely weekend dear Dzintra~ xxxVicki

Micki said...

Beautiful projects and I know you will throughly enjoy the rehearsals.
Mickiently

Pooch Morning Glory said...

wow.... you never cease to amaze me!!
~laura xx

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