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 to have coffee...sip a glass of a book......I am Queen of the Armchair and am inspired by all the wonderful blogs out there!!!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

~OPAM (One Project a Month)~ and a Swap with Geo

One item this month for OPAM
It's a little pouch designed by Fiona at my Needlework Group

Here is the front


and back
Thank you so much Peg and Kris for running OPAM again this year

This pouch I then sent to my dear friend Geo (no blog)
She has been reading my blog along with others and wanted to get involved in a swap between ourselves
Between us both we set up a list of 12 various things to send but only choose 6 of them...along with a theme

 A bird theme was settled on for Geo and my gifts to her are above......starting from the top and going clockwise
Something handmade......pouch
Something to do......stitchery by Theodora Cleave along with a label by Theodora
Decoration.......little timber birdy by Theodora
Something for Crystalized Ginger from Rustic Pantry
Jewellery......a peacock necklace 

All packaged up and ready to go above

And then into this bag with birds on it purchased from the Quiltmania Stand at the Sydney Quilt and Craft Show this year
And of course I had to get myself one too!

These are the gifts sent to me by Geo
My theme was 'turquoise'
You can read more on this swap over here 

Thanks Geo......I have thoroughly enjoyed this swap......and I know you have too!

I've been a little flat out here
I have little GS Ryan here and between him and JoJo I've been kept hopping and I haven't been able to get around to comment on all my favourite blogs
but I have been lurking around in the background there reading
 I do read each and every comment and appreciate them all 

Until next time Happy Stitching......and of course, Bon Appetit


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Dzintra, how fun it is to swap ideas and goodies with great friends. Your work is so sweet and it reminds me of the lovely work I saw my mother doing with her embroidery threads. It was always fun to run to the store with her to get another color of threat so she could finish a project.


Fiona said...

lovely swap and the little pouch you made is just lovely....

Terry said...

Your sticherie is so cute. I know it will be appreciated and used. Enjoy the grand children they grow up really fast and we might miss something.

Chookyblue...... said...

love the pouch.........very cute

Susan said...

Such a cute pouch, that bird fabric is so sweet.

Jeni said...

Oh Dzintra
Great work once again
now going to look at your orange cake

Jeni said...

Oh Dzintra
Great work once again
now going to look at your orange cake

Anonymous said...

what a wonderful swap Dzintra,well done.xx

Nat Palaskas said...

The swaps with Geo look great. She is reading my blog too dear Geo, I miss her! Must have been nice to had DGS stayed. I had my cuddles at the weekend too - Hugs Nat

Rachaeldaisy said...

Such beautiful swap gifts. Your needlework is always so beautiful. I bet Geo was delighted with her gifts!! Sounds like you've been busy, but in a good way!!

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