Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Busy busy and OPAM

I have been so busy the last week, and now I realized it is almost a week since my last post. Not much sewing going on. But I did a lot of preparing for "on the go projects" the last weekend. It is always so handy having projects ready in my sewingbag if I have to go out in a hurry.

I prepared 3 new blocks for Butterfly garden. I am so behind on this BOM. Only 4 blocks finished. 3 new prepared this weekend. And I know Kim is sending me the last 3 this week.

I also prepared two small stitcheries and my first package from the Giggle button Club. I love this Butterfly magic pattern and the buttons are sooooooooo cute. I need a new bag for our annual quilt meeting in march so I know I will make this bag.

Now I have my sewingbasket filled with "on the go" projects. Stitchery are traced with batting behind, embroidery thread is found, I even put a embroideryneedle in each stitchery. And all of it put togehter with the pattern in a plastic bag. So easy to grab when I need a project in a hurry.

And how are your progress on
for february month.

I am so happy I already have four finishes on my list. And still there is more days to get something finished........or not :) Both Kris and I get reports on finished projects, so I know you girls are busy. And I hope you all feel as happy as me when something is finished. It is a really good feeling, don't you agree ??

The February OPAM prize is going to be drawn by me. I hope you all remember to list your finished projects in your sidbar list. On march 1st I will count all projects and each one will have a lottery ticket for february draw. If you have mailed me or Kris about a finished project, but not listed it, I am sorry.....it will not count. And now you wonder what the prize is. In my prizebox I have collected a lot of stuff. Some Tilda stitcheries, some patterns, embroiderythread, fabric and more will be added. And perhaps I just close my eyes and pull out a couple of prizes from this box. Or I will look at the winners blog and find something that I think she will like. You just have to wait and see.

It is also fun getting mail from a no blogger OPAM telling me that she has startet to blog. So Anne Lise (no blogger) is now Anne Lise with a blog.

There is a new blogger having a Giwaway - blog launch. So visit Judith at her blog Creative studio. Tell her that I sent you :)

And I have found a new free BOM over at Elefantz. Some cute wonky houses and it is only four parts in this BOM. So perhaps I trace the first house this evening :)

Saying for today:

The brain is a wonderful organ.
It starts working the moment you get up
and does not stop until you get into the office.

--Robert Frost


a good yarn said...

Oh May Britt you are so organised! What lovely projects await you. I have finshed my OPAM and I'm hosting a giveaway too. Check out my blog for details - it's not too late to enter!

Happy Stitching...Ann :)

Betsy said...

MayBritt, thank you for the links. Your project bags are such a nice way to make things on the go,.
I too follow your philosophy.

Joy said...

I love how you have a basket for all your projects on the go, that's such a great idea!!! I think I'll do that too, I might need a really big basket at the moment though cos I have so many [too many LOL!!!] projects on the go he he he. I did finish a project for February though so I'll go and pop it on my list!!!
Joy :o)

Loralynn said...

I love your idea of having a few projects ready to go! I'm always scrambling at the last minute trying to grab supplies to go! I will definately be stealing your idea!

Anonymous said...

OMG! May Britt. You are so busy and have so much in front of you. This would freak me out. I'm taking things very slow this year. Enjoying stitching most nights but I'm noticing my eyes are getting worse.

Stina Blomgren said...

Ahhh...this is exactly what I need to do... organize me... well I have some ...but they are scattered all over the house and I cant find them when Im in a hurry!!! :o)

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Just what I like to see May Britt and well organized lady...looks like you have a lot of fun projects in your cane basket..look forward to seeing these all completed...

~Marica~ said...

Just perfect organizing :) and I found this bom last week at like it.

Take care!

Maria Harrits said...

Fantastisk idé! Jeg må bestemt lave mig en kurv med sådanne projekter, så der altid ligger noget klar til at tage med!
Nyder OPAM rigtig meget. Det bliver virkelig noget lavet færdigt hjemme hos mig!

Small House said...

Can't wait to see all the wonderful things you will be making on the run. I like to have little projects in my bag too.

Have a great day.

Christine said...

Sounds like you're going to be busy. I like to prepare things in advance too. Thanks for the links ... I will go check them out.

Thimbleanna said...

Boy, May Britt, you're going to be a busy girl! Congrats on all your finishes!

Monika said...

Ja eg ser at du ikkje blir arbeidsleding med det første ;)
Klemma fra monika
ps, eg har klart 2 av 3 ferdige ufoer denne mnd.

Guute said...

I'm going to follow your example: preparing some projects so if I'm in a hurry (and that's most of the time) I can pick up some sewing!

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

Wonderful idea, May Britt. And I aim to put it to use ..how tidy my room will be :)

Judith Tetley said...

Oh your work basket looks so neat May...I am also in love with Leanne's Butterfly Garden quilt..can't wait to see what fabrics you do yours in.
Thankyou for listing my new blog and paying me a visit...one of many I hope.
Hugs..Judith Australia

Hazel said...

So glad to hear from you again! I was afraid you had frozen!

Lise in Norway said...

You take the breath away from me...so ( organisert) I'm going to IKEA tomorrow and buy me some cabin for my sewing room inside the kitchen :-)

Ozjane said...

I think you have slain us all with your organization.
Would you like to come and visit?
I need an organizing part of me replacement I think. I seem to have lost it, or tis broken down.
Thank you for the lovely trip around other blogs and if you would like another giveaway, I am celebrating 600 pieces of waffle...or should I say blog entries.

Quilts And Pieces said...

I was just telling someone else the ohter day that I love all the prepping and playing with projects. Probably more than doing them!

Unknown said...

I am so behind on my Butterfly garden too.

Sølvis blog said...

Well I am done with my project for February - AnnaKas cow-tablerunner

Hanne said...

I should really prep some grab-and-go projects too.

I have reported my February finishes to you guys. I think I will keep them at that number for now, so I can have some quick and easy finishes next month too :-)

Anonymous said...

I love looking at the Giggle club stitcheries, would love to make one but don't know how. Do they come with step by step instructions for beginners?
I have 4 finishes so far for Feb!!!

Padma Lodrön said...

How did you put this sewing woman onto your blog? It's very cool!

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