Sunday, 3 July 2011

June OPAM Winners & Quilt Update!!

G'day all! How are you all feeling today? Relaxed, refreshed, rested and ready to dive headlong into the new week???? NAH!! Me either! Tee! Hee! Hee! I think it's some kind of weird time warp thingy that makes the weekend days go by much quicker than week days ... I'm sure Dr Who would have an explanation, but since he's not here, I'll just sigh loudly and enjoy my last few hours of the weekend! :0)

A big thank you to all the OPAM gals who emailed Peg and me with their lists of monthly finishes - it is much appreciated!! And thanks to those who popped some pretty piccies on the emails to show us what you'd been working on. It always amazes and astounds me just how many different types of crafts you clever-clogs gals are working on out there in blogland! The variety is stunning and I know Peg agrees with me when I say we feel very privileged to get a peek at your finished projects! Thank you for sharing your creative journey with us!! :0) Something that I particularly like to see is when one of you clever crafters decides to tackle a project after seeing a photo of someone else's finished quilt/softie/stitchery ... it's exciting to see that while we're enjoying our own crafting experiences, we can also encourage others to 'have a go' at something new ... which is, of course the whole idea behind OPAM ... to encourage us all to indulge our crafty side more! :0)

Peg and I have updated the spreadsheet and done our blog-hopping so that I can now tell you there were ...

633 Finishes

... for the month of June! WOW! That is STUPENDOUS!! Well done to you all!! And once again, as I blog-hopped around, I also saw updates on longer-term projects, so if you've been plugging away at one of your long-term projects and made some progress ... WELL DONE! To you too! :0) I just get so excited to see such wonderful projects being created!! OK ... on to the random draw for this month's prize winners. Drumroll please ... The prize winners for June's OPAM draw are:




Congratulations gals!! If the three of you can drop me an email with your snail mail address I will be popping a little surprise into the mail for you this week. And a big THANK YOU as always to my GORGEOUS partner in crime, the Sweet Peg!! The end of the month is always a busy time for Peg, so her co-hosting assistance is doubly appreciated!! MWAH! To you Sweet Peg!! :0)


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I don't have anything new to show you for my weekend efforts, as yesterday was spent helping a friend celebrate her birthday  (Oops! Must remember to share the photos of that next time!!)  and today has been spent proof-reading pattern instructions and editing pattern outlines ... I've just about sent myself cross-eyed!! :0) So it was a very welcome relief to get a call from my brother to interrupt my cross-eyed stare. It's always great to have a chat with Stretch and even more exciting this time, as he was telling me he'd just snapped a rather special photo for me and had emailed it through.

Some of you may remember me showing you a photo of this quilt last year ...


"Moon Dance" was designed to celebrate the arrival of my brother and SIL's first child. Well ... the special photo I received today gave me an update on both my cute little outback nephew AND his quilt ...



AAAAAAWWWWWWW!!!! Isn't he a HONEY!!  Not that I'm at all biased! Tee! Hee! Hee! Stretch said that this morning someone decided he wanted to sit on the floor to play and, spotting his quilt on the desk, pulled it down and sat on it, where he stayed happily for a while. Don't you think he looks like he's waving to his Aunty Kris? Actually ... he's probably wanting Daddy's phone that the photo was being taken with! Tee! Hee! Hee! My SIL tells me that the quilt has been a great spot for my sweet nephew to enjoy some nappy-free time. It's so lovely to see this quilt that took a little piece of my heart with it being loved and used. I wonder if he's discovered yet that it was quilted with glow-in-the-dark thread and that if the back is exposed to lights for a couple of hours, then you look at the quilt in the dark ... the stars and moons quilted into it glow like the real thing! Tee! Hee! Hee!

Well ... that's about it from me today. I'm off to enjoy a quick cuppa and some time drooling over my pretty new books before I have to think about getting dinner ready. I hope you've all had a restful weekend and that the coming week is a good one for you - happy creating!! Til next time ...


BEAR HUGS!

CHEERS!
KRIS

10 comments:

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Another awesome month Kris...big hug to your for all your work....xxxx .....love the photo of your nephew on his quilt, very cute little man and the quilt is just amazing, no doubt about it you are one talented designer....

shez said...

great post Kris and your newhew is cute and i think he is waving to you,lol.Hope you had a great weekend.

Mistea said...

Your little guy sure is a sweetie and of course he is waving his thanks to Auntie Kris. He looks very happy on his quilt.

Yay me - Thanks I'll get my details to you shortly.

Chookyblue...... said...

wow lots of finishes....

one very happy nephew and quilt..........

Kiwifruit-Shiree said...

oh your nephew is so so cute,

I managed 4 finishes this month, WAHOO!

Fiona@BubzRugz said...

Phew - thats a lot being done by crafters all over the world... It is so nice to see the quilt you made being so well loved.... cute kiddo....
Hugz

Anne said...

Wow, people are getting busy. Cute nephew to go with the quilt. Have sent you an email - my first win on anything... yippee!

Susan In Texas said...

I rushed to finish my scrappy nine-patch before the end of the month, then forgot to tell you about it and post it on my blog. Sigh. I'll count it in my personal total at least. 8)

All the best,
Susan in Texas

PS I STILL haven't blogged about it; maybe tomorrow.

Annemariesquilt said...

Thanks for running the Opam with Peg.. I do enjoy beeing a part of this challenge..

Chocolate Cat said...

What a gorgeous photo, it is always so nice to know a quilt is loved.

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