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!!!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

~OPAM and New Projects~

I hope all my lovely readers have had a wonderful Christmas break and are enjoying these lazy days of the New Year!!!

For my final OPAM (One Project a Month) for 2013 I used Anni Downs' Christmas fabric line

and this pattern

to make 2 needlecases and 2 scissor fobs which were my OPAM for October

and this little sewing basket.....I ended up making 2 baskets
1 for me and 1 for my Swap Partner Sandi.
Thank you Peg and Kris for again running OPAM!!!

Meanwhile I have chosen a couple of new projects to work on (I love to start new projects) in the New Year.  The first one is the Sing bag by Anni Downs again.
This bag will be perfect to take along with me to my lessons

I bought the kit last year intending to starting it now!!!

Also I have chosen a quilt from this book Layer Cake, Jelly Roll and Charm Quilts by
Pam and Nicky Lintott

called 'Diamonds at Large'
I'm going to make it for my Brother for his birthday later in the year as he has serious health issues

I'm going to be using a Collections for a Cause Layer Cake that I have been saving for just the right occasion!

Happy New Year and Happy Dzintra 


Fiona said...

all the best for 2014... I love the littel sewing goodies you made... Ialso have that sing bag on my want to do a list and I hope I will get a jelly roll quilt done

Susan said...

It's a lovely set, no wonder you made one for yourself too. Great new projects, and the quilt for your brother is a lovely idea.

Nat Palaskas said...

Happy New Year to you too Dzintra. That Diamonds at large quilt will be gorgeous. Your brother will treasure it.
My holidays are over now. I'm back at work today :( - Hugs Nat

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

DZINTRA! There you are, with your lovely patterns and goodies, ready for the viewing! You are so right....these "lazy days of the new year!" Oh yes, am I enjoying my days off from school! Before I know it, those kids (and myself), we'll all be on SPRING break and I will be dreaming of flowers and fun.

Enjoy your beautiful and sunny warm days of a Southern Hemi winter! Love, Anita

Kath said...

Dear Dzintra, May 2014 be a year of good health, memories that uplift you, friendship, and love.

My Grama's Soul said...

LOVE THAT FIRST picked a good one!!



Cardygirl said...

Love your sewing baskets...they look fabulous! Your new bag will look great too.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

You have been busy....all

kerrie of sea cottage said...

Thank you for your lovely visit to my blog. I wish I could sit with you on your beautiful seashore and sip tea. I admire all of your sewing and stitching! I grew up embroidering ( do not know if that is a word!) with my Mom. I have purchased new needles and thread to begin again this year. Give your sweet JoJo a hug from me xxo

Too many eggs said...

Your basket is scrumptious, I just love it. Looking forward to seeing the other projects

Jenny said...

I love the Anni pattern for the bags they look great. Looks like you have lots lined up for the new year

Rachaeldaisy said...

Happy New Year!! Your projects are always so wonderful! The little fabric basket with its buttons is just gorgeous!! You're off to a great start with your diamonds quilt!!

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