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Friday, July 1, 2011

OPAM (One Project A Month)...June and Block B, A Gardener's Journal!!!

Hasn't OPAM come around so quickly this year...
at least I am managing to complete 1 item a month!!!
Thank you Peg and Kris for organizing this wonderful project!!!


This one a little Travel Case by Pearl P. Pereira of P3designs.com  for my Friend Fiona for her recent birthday...
Fiona loves her garden and her plants so I chose a gardeny/floral theme...
Happy Birthday Fiona!!!



These are so handy...they can be filled up with your needful things ready for your project!!!


And much excitement here...I have completed Block B of A Gardeners Journal by Anni Downs of Hatched and Patched...YAY!!!


And here'tis joined onto Block A...and such fun to put together too!!!
I have used as many of Anni's fabrics as I could to make this quilt a little more special...
Anni is in Bathurst (where I used to live) and I remember sitting at my friend Geo's house doing some stitching and Anni came along...
She mentioned she was opening a shop soon...and the rest is history!!!

It's been quite cold here and my arm is feeling it...
planning to stay warm and get some more stitching done this weekend...
Bring it on...Dzintra aka Ingrid


17 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

love all your GJ blocks.......

Notjustnat said...

I'm glad you manage to get the OPAM projects done every month. The garden journal blocks are adorable. I remember Anni that way too. Man, you mentioned Geo's house oh I do miss the gatherings we had there - Have a great weekend stitching and keep warm - Hugs Nat

ria vogelzang said...

Anni's patterns are so lovely! And I totally agree: it is SO MUCH FUN to do!!! ;))
Great that you and Nat know her personally.
The present you made is a sweetie.
Enjoy your weekend en dress warm.
Love, Ria.

Simone de Klerk said...

Some lovely OPAM finishes for you, Dzintra!
Keep warm with all the loveliness (o:

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dzintra my dearest....again, such beauty in patches...like life, no? Quilting is a story telling process and you do it so well my friend....I am so glad to have all these mediums of communication and art that in the end, spell out JOY.

My hope and prayers are that your arm gets stronger through therapy and through this winter of WAITING....we here are having our delightful days of summer and in the brightness of the sun, I lift up my thoughts towards you that your healing come QUICKLY, for you have waited long enough.

In the meantime, keep your work going! IT IS STUNNING!!! Anita

Rachaeldaisy said...

I love your show and tell!! So many pretty things! The handy hold all with the rotary cutter is such a great idea. Your story about Anni Downs is so lovely! Stay warm Dzintra and look after your arm. ( I'm sipping my Friday night cocktail, cheers!!)

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Love your GJ.... and well done on your finish Dzintra, the travel case is just fantastic...

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh dearest heart..you are so kind...I capture your glass of pink bubbles with strawberry....Oh how divine is that on this HOT summer day here in Minnesota!

CHEERS FOR A QUICK RECOVERY! Bisous mon amie, Anita

Sandi said...

Lovely GJ blocks, it is coming together nicely. Yes and keep that arm warm too.

Terry said...

Happy to see you stitching . The tool bag is cute and will be a thoughtful gift.
Quilt growing nicely.

Sue said...

So much Gardening sewing there. It's all gorgeous.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

precious Dzintra,

Thank you for coming by yesterday! May your life be filled with the colour of LOVE dearest....happy day! Anita

Zuly said...

Hola!
Vengo desde muy lejos a visitar tu blog...qué lindo es.
Saludos desde Costa Rica,
Zuly Castillo

pamkennison said...

Hi Dzintra, just been reading some of your wonderful blog, thanks for stopping by mine, I still have more to read, will be looking forward to that

Cheers Pam

rosie said...

Dzintra, your gardeners journal is looking fantastic! Your poor arm, it will hurt for a while when it is cold, so rug up and keep warm.xx

Jeni said...

love you work as always ...your poor arm...i bet you a looking forward to some warm weather

Bev C said...

Hello Dzintra,

Love the little handy thing,adding the label is nice to. Good luck with GJ and hope the weather warms up for your arm. Happy stitching.
Bev.xoxo

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