a quiltlady

a quiltlady

Friday, 16 November 2012

OPAM and CHRISTMAS presents, FNSI, CHRISTMAS Mystery and a CHRISTMAS table-runner.

Busy Friday Night, that`s for sure, but "home alone" should be prepared properly. So you see I am into a lot this Friday. My DH left for a big car-show in Birmingham,UK. My DD and Eline are spending a long weekend in Athens. I have just made a lovely tasting sponge cake for Kasper to take to a raffle thing tomorrow! So I`m all set. This means you might hear the noise of my Pfaff  till late in the night. 
First of all : Glad to have been drawn as the lucky winner in OPAM last month.
Thanks a lot,best of all to be part of the  OPAM !
See the small envelope from the two OPAM ladies : a great pattern as well as a super kit from H&P - I`m sure Annie Downs thought about me when she designed it :-) 
The big and thick envelope is my first Christmas present this year, all the way from England. Well, Melanie I know - to be opened on 25 of December! I will do the utmost  to stick to the date :-)
Now the FNSI: 
"Raining Cats and Dogs" block 1 to be glued and appliqued. This is a BOM from Fatquarter Shop. Yvette and I have agreed to work fairly together on this one. Maybe lots of you out there are doing the same as us: I block a month, so to speak or as quick as you manage. I`m a bit late on this first block! Bound to show you a finishing pic tomorrow :))
I joined Merete in her 2012-Mystery. Check her blog how to know the details. I have yet to choose some fabrics and then to cut the parts the way she describes. Wonder what we`re making ?
CHRISTMAS  Seminole table-runner:
3 fabrics were part of the winning price for my no 1 from last weekend. As you see I am fully occupied doing this as well ! A new runner for decorating the Christmas table will be nice, for me or as a present. 
 For sure a very long night this will be. Hopefully it is a Friday with  many more hours than usual ! No time to watch TV, but listening to some jazz + strong cups of tea might do the trick to keep me  awake.Till later: Good Luck to everybody who joined the FNSI tonight as well as to everybody sewing on this or that at the moment. Hugs,Grethe.


Fiona said...

well done on your OPAM prize... so fun getting a surprise... lots of gorgeous sewing happening at your place...

Hanne said...

Congratulations :-)

Terry said...

Your new runner looks fabulous! I think I may have to try something like that one of these days! :0)

Grete said...

Your Friday sounds like an evening I could like as well!

merete said...

så artig at du ble med på årets julegåte!

Anonymous said...

congrats on your lovely win Grethe.xx

Lappedamen said...

Wow, det blir en travel helg skjønner jeg. Lykke til og kos deg masse med den flotte hobbyen vår.

Houseelf said...

Looks like you had a wonderful craft filled night. Congrats on your OPAM prize.