Tuesday, 2 March 2010

March OPAM Winners!!


Here I am, reporting from COLD, FOGGY, WET and WINDY Toowoomba! Yep, it's almost wintery weather here on top of our hill, and although the gale force winds just about turn you inside out each time you step out the door, the rain is WONDERFUL! We've already had over three and a half inches (92mm for those who work in metric!) and it's still raining heavily and steadily. Fingers crossed that this is going into our dams, cos this region's water storage levels are below 8% capacity. Keep that rain coming, I say! Not to mention that the cold, wet, overcast weather is just PERFECT for curling up with a cuppa and a good book! Tee! Hee! Hee!

However ... I've dragged myself away from my comfy little nest to let you know who the lucky winners of the end-of-month OPAM draw were for February. There were 579 finishes recorded for February - which I think is pretty impressive for the shortest month of the year - well done to you all! And from the emails some of you sent (thank you for that - it's a GREAT help!!) and from visiting blogs to check sidebar lists, I know some of you have been working on bigger projects that you've made good progress on, so well done to you, too. Let's face it, any time spent stitching is so worthwhile cos it feeds our souls even if it's a little while between finishes and even though some of us are better at STARTING projects than we are at FINISHING them! Tee! Hee! Hee! Thanks too, to my wonderful co-host Peg for her help in blog-hopping to collect finishes. It sure makes the job easier when we're both hopping around! :0)

OK ... drumroll please ... The winners of February's OPAM draw are:




Congratulations, gals! Not only do you have the satisfaction of crossing some things off your "To Do" list, you will also have a little surprise coming to you once you email me with your snail mail addresses. I would show a photo of the prizes here, but the batteries in my camera have died! DOH!! Note to self ...!! And if you have a spare ten or fifteen minutes, why not make yourself a cuppa and hop around some of the OPAM blogs to see the GORGEOUS projects that peole are creating. It truly is inspirational and we all know how nice it is to have comments left by fellow bloggers when they visit! :0) One of the best parts if being involved in OPAM is that we each have a big, world-wide cheer squad encouragin us in our creative endeavours! :0)

And now ... I think I'm off to make myself a nice hot cup of lavender tea and curl up back in my little nest to read while I listen to the magical sound of rain falling on my roof.



Hope you're enjoying the first days of autumn ... or spring as the case may be! Til next time ...

BEAR HUGS!

CHEERS!
KRIS

17 comments:

Farmyard Crafts said...

Congratulations to the winners!! That's a massive amount of finishes for the month! We should all be proud!!

Mistea said...

Glad you have some rain in your part of the country - sounds like the perfect weather for a nice cup of tea and a good book. Enjoy
Congratulations to all the winners - I think I am a winner every time I finish a project so that makes us all winners.
Thanks for the encouragement.

Sandi said...

I would love to hear the sound of rain on my roof. It would mean the snow would melt away! Actually, the sound of rain on the roof is just about one of my favorite sounds. It is soooo soothing! Congrats to this months winners! What a lot of finished projects! Awesome! Enjoy that cup of tea!

Kerryanne English said...

Wow, what's with the weather Kris? You guys sure have had a beating with wild weather. No choice now but to curl up with that book or stitching project... [giggle].

Congrats to the lucky winners.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

OMG! I can't believe I won this month's prize... Thanks so much girls xx

Wendy B said...

It's weird this weather...last night we got 77mm in the rain gauge from a whopping storm after midnight...(great light show!!!) but today was so hot and muggy despite overcast skies with humidity at 94%....no curling up weather in the north!!!! (although wishing it was!)
If we can do 579 finishes in a short month....imagine March with 31 days!!!!
Congrat's to everyone....jobs well done (and to you and Peg, Kris...you happy little motivator you!!!) Aiming for more March finishes....sugary hugs :O) XXX

Grethe said...

Great, I am so glad I joined. Congratulatinos to the winners. :-)

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations to the winners AND to all the finishers! I'm 'playing along at home' as I found the OPAM challenge after sign-ups were closed and it is really fun to watch your list of finishes grow. Thanks, Kris (and Peg) for hosting such a fun challenge.

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Kris,
Wow, isn't that fantastic.
579 finished pieces in one month!
Gosh, if something needs doing in a hurry, I bet you can count on us.
Congratulations to Sandra, Wendy and Fiona.
Stay warm and cozy,
Hugs,
Anna

alda said...

wow! so many finishes in the past month! You had rainy and cold day and I'm so happy about the first shinny spring days here in Germany!
Congrats to the winners ;-)))

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hi Kris...an amazing finish for February...OPAM sure is a motivator for me...Thank you to both you and Peg for hosting this!!! And congrats to the winners...Dzintra♥x

Joy said...

Yay!!! Congrats to all the winners :o)!!! Thanks so much to you and Peg too :o)!!!
I'm off to try and get my first finish for March done .....
Hugs,
Joy :o)

^A^ngel said...

Congrats to the winners!!! Thanks for everything you girls do to keep this going...

Hugs,

^A^ngel♥

SheilaC said...

woo-hoo! Congrats to the winners! :)

SheilaC

Susan In Texas said...

I am SOOOOO excited to be a winner! (And I only finished one thing in February too.) I cannot wait to see the prize. Thanks so much!
Susan in Texas

toni said...

Isn't this rainy weather divine! toni xxx

Sherry Hogan said...

Congratulation to the winners

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