Thursday 1 February 2018

OPAM 2018 Sign Up Is On!!

WOO! HOO! Here we go again, gals! Are you ready for the fun & craziness of OPAM 2018?! :0) Get those sign up emails flowing, pop the badge on your sidebar, add that finishes list to your sidebar & GET CREATING!! :0)



The One Project A Month (OPAM) Challenge Guidelines 2018

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.

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.
2. Numbers won’t be limited for the sign up for OPAM 2018, BUT ... it WILL close on February 28.
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. Please provide all info asked for. * Name (first and initial of surname in case of double up names); * Email; * Blog address.
5. Please add the OPAM Challenge badge on your blog sidebar and link it to either Kris’s or Peg’s blog.
6. Please keep a list of each month’s finishes on your 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 2018 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:  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 take some time away from the “Have to” tasks to do the “Like to do” ones! :0)


Narelle said...

This repeat offender is pleased to join up 😁

Maria said...

Looking forward to another year doing OPAM.
Have sent details to your partner in crime Peg. 😁

Fiona said...

thank you.... I already emailed Peg but do thank you for your work in this... its such fun


Bethan said...

I would like to sign up, but I'm a bit rubbish with working my blog - how do I add the OPAM image to my blog sidebar?x

Judy S. said...

Phew! I was sure I'd missed the sign up. Count me in, OK? Now to figure out how to replace last year's image with this one. Have a great weekend, Kris.

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