Monday, 20 January 2014

Here We Go Again ... OPAM 2014!!

Yep ... Sweet Peg and I are kicking off with OPAM again ... so if you want to join in the fun, read the guidelines below and follow the instructions. Some gals have been with us from the very beginning, which is fabulous ... love to have our 'repeat offenders' joining us. :0) If you're a 'first-time-offender' ... welcome aboard ... hope you have as much fun as we do!

This is just a quick drop in to leave you with the guidelines to read and mull over ... I'll be back soon to see who's going to play along with us ... PLEASE make sure you follow all the steps if you're signing up ... it makes everything go much smoother so the fun can start sooner! :0) Til next time ...


EXCITED BEAR HUGS!

CHEERS!
KRIS





The One Project A Month (OPAM) Challenge Guidelines 2014

The idea of the “One Project A Month Challenge is pretty simple ... To try to finish at least ONE craft project by the end of each month. This can be something you’ve had partly done for a while (a Work In Slow Progress WISP), a pattern you bought ages ago that you finally get around to making up, or a completely new project. This is meant to be a low-stress challenge  - if you don’t finish a project every month  - that’s fine! We understand sometimes life interferes with our plans. We also realise some projects are meant to be long-term and have a LOT of work involved, like a quilt or a cross-stitch. The main aim of the OPAM Challenge is to give us all a bit of a motivational boost and to give us all a big cheer squad to encourage and inspire us.

However, there is quite a bit of time and work involved in running OPAM, so Sweet Peg and I have some guidelines we ask people to take note of AND please only sign up if you intend to follow through. If for some reason during the year you decide you don’t wish to remain part of the OPAM Challenge, just drop Sweet Peg or me an email to let us know. Please read through all  guidelines before you sign up.

1. Participants must have an ACTIVE BLOG. If you change your blog address, drop us an email telling us your old address and what you’ve changed it to. If your blog is already, or you change it, to invitation only, please send Sweet Peg and I invitations, or we can’t check your finishes list each month.
2. Numbers won’t be limited for the sign up for OPAM 2014, BUT ... it WILL close on February 1 ... You must sign up before that or miss out on joining in the fun.
3. Participants can sign up via email to Kris or Peg, or via a comment on EITHER blog AS LONG AS it includes all asked for information.
4. Participants MUST provide all info asked for. * Name (first and initial of surname in case of double up names); * Email; * Blog address.
5. Participants MUST have the OPAM Challenge badge on their blog sidebar and link it to either Kris’s or Peg’s blog.
6. Participants MUST keep a list of each month’s finishes on their blog sidebar and update it BEFORE the last day of each month. (This is easiest if you add each project as you finish it.) If you can put this directly under the OPAM badge on your sidebar it will be easier for Peg and Kris to find it. You may also choose to have a separate OPAM 2014 page on your blog.  That’s fine too as long as it’s clearly labelled.
7. Only ‘soft’ crafts are included in the OPAM Challenge, ie. Projects made from fabric, thread or wool. Some examples are: embroidery, patchwork, quilting, cross-stitch, knitting, crochet, practical sewing (curtains, clothes etc), long stitch, appliqué.
8. QUILTS: A quilt will only be counted as a finish if it is COMPLETELY finished ... Quilted and bound. Flimsies/tops won’t count as finishes.
9. BOM’s: Blocks that are part of a BOM (Block Of the Month) program will only be counted as a finish when they are joined, quilted and bound. Individual BOM blocks DO NOT count as a finish.
10. If you can email Peg or Kris your list of finishes each month BEFORE the end of the month, this would be appreciated, as it cuts down the amount of time it takes to check finishes for the month. (and save Peg and Kris from getting square eyes!)

11. Lastly, participants MUST ... Have fun! After all, the reason we craft and create is to relax, have fun and 

14 comments:

newsurfiegirl said...

Ohh ohh I have been waiting for this post! My email is about to be written. Hopefully this will help me get some things finished this year!

Fiona said...

thanks Kris.....
HUgz

Judy S. said...

Count me in,please, Kris. Thanks.

Narelle said...

Repeat Offender signing on :)

Susan In Texas said...

What Narelle said, "Repeat Offending" signing up again. lol

Badge on Blog - check
Link List on Blog - check (though still empty)

Susan T - check
gentle_poster@charter.net - check
susanintexas.blogspot.com - check

Maybe I'll do better this year. I could hardly do worse!!!

Take care,
Susan in Texas

Christine M said...

Thanks to you and Peg for organising this again, Kris.

Debra of Dabble Handmade said...

Yep back for more too please.

2ne said...

You do a great work :-) Thanks.

Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail said...

So pleased you are hosting opam again - thanksyou!

Christine said...

New potential finisher here. Badge and list up, email to come. Thank you

Polly said...

Count me in, Ladies!!
Polly M.
pollyporch@aol.com
www.auntpollysporch.blogspot.com

Lynn said...

Count me in ladies! I was a little slow in 2013, but promise to be better in 2014. Thank you so much for organizing this!

rubyslipperz said...

Dear Kris, would there be room for me this year?

thanks!
annie =)

Maddy said...

Count me in again Kris. Looking forward to many more project finished.

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