Friday, January 6, 2012

A really good book……AND …….OPAM 2011/2012


If you are looking for a good read….I recently received this book from Auntie Al in the Six Items Swap….thanks Auntie Al, I enjoyed this book so much…(you were so right Jen)..

Still Alive….

Genova's debut revolves around Alice Howland - Harvard professor, gifted researcher and lecturer, wife, and mother of three grown children. One day, Alice sets out for a run and soon realizes she has no idea how to find her way home. It's a route she has taken for years, but nothing looks familiar. She is utterly lost. Is her forgetfulness the result of menopausal symptoms? A ministroke? A neurological cancer? After a few doctors' appointments and medical tests, Alice has her diagnosis, and it's a shocker -- she has early-onset Alzheimer's disease.
What follows is the story of Alice's slow but inevitable loss of memory and connection with reality, told from her perspective. She gradually loses the ability to follow a conversational thread, the story line of a book, or to recall information she heard just moments before. To Genova's great credit, readers learn of the progression of Alice's disease through the reactions of others, as Alice does, so they feel what she feels -- a slowly building terror.


this month we had the most amazing tally of…

813 Finishes

Please pop over and see Kris….you may be one of our winners……!!!!!!

and our total for 2011 was


 Congratulations to each and every one of you who has contributed to that total!! …you are all just amazing…….I do hope you are all so very proud of your personal achievements……

what can I say……… has been the most unbelievable year…Kris and I have had a ball……I would also like to thank all those very generous friends who have donated prizes to our cause…..and to my very special partner in crime Kris, my gorgeous friend…….she is one amazing generous person, we need more Kris’s in the world……I was blown away when she had invited me to join her as has her offsider back in 2010…as I had some pretty big shoes to fill, May Britt did the most awesome job with Kris setting up OPAM 2009….

so….fellow addicted stitchers/sewers/quilter/creators

OPAM 2012

will be launched on ...


I do hope you will join Kris and I on our little OPAM merry-go-round…

thank you for taking part in OPAM 2011…

Happy Friday

Take Care Peg….

If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.


  1. I am so happy that you are running OPAM again. It really helps to get things done....thank you both for all of your hard work as I know it takes time to check out all the blogs and work that we all complete! May this year be the biggest yet!

  2. I am going to join again this year....

    Keep up the good work, I am looking forward to it all again...

    Cath Ü

  3. Thanks a lot for running the OPAM. It has really helped me finishing some projects during this year as well. Congrats to the December winners!
    Love being one of the 654 followers of your blog;great:-)

  4. Thanks for running the OPAM!
    I'm going to join again these year, I need to finish a lot of projects;)


  5. I've already marked the calender for join up day!! You and Kris do such an amazing job!!
    I've read this book and it's a very interesting/sad/hopeful book,hope you enjoy it too :) Barb.

  6. Thanks so much for inspiring me with the OPAM. I would really like to continue in 2012 :O)
    Lot of hugs from a Danish girl living in Norway.

  7. It is I who wants to send a BIG thank you to you and Kris for running the OPAM for us :-).
    I really would love to be a part in the OPAM 2012.

  8. Thanks for doing such a fabulous job yet again with OPAM. You and Kris are terrific!!! I'll be joining you again this year, it's exactly what I need to give me a gentle 'kick in the butt' each month to get things finished ;o)!!!
    Joy :o)

  9. A huge thank you to you! OPAM has kept me on track! Looking forward to the coming year. xoxo

  10. That looks like a really great book, Peg...I'll have to look for it. OPAM is amazing! I think you and Kris make a great team!

  11. The book looks great. That one I will have to see if I can get before next week.
    Im hope I can join the OPAM this year if there is room?

  12. I hope there might be room so I can join in too. This year I want to get lots more sewing done and I'm sure OPAM will help me keep on track.

  13. Thank you Peg and Kris for hosting OPAM...I am so pleased with my finishes over the last 2 years...I'm looking forward so signing up again...

  14. Many thanks for hosting OPAM with Kriss over the past two years. It does motivate me and I like to see what everyone else has been up to. Also for always popping by to see my posts. It has kept me going over the last 4 months as well. I intend signing up again this year.
    Happy New Year.

  15. Keeping a note for OPAM 2012 later this month, Peg. I may even have a few finished to share by then. The bright, sunny early mornings are great for my productivity :)

  16. I am looing forward to joining Kris and you for my third year with OPAM.
    It really gets me moyivated to have some finishes each month.
    thanks heaps to you both.

  17. Thanks for the tip about the book! I've added it to my list!

  18. Peggy, Thank YOU so much for running OPAM with Kris! I'm relly looking forward the new year and new adventures with you!!!! Hugs from Satu.

  19. Thanks for the recommended read - hope to get some more reading done this year, so will look out for this one. I'm hoping to be able to join OPAM this year - marked in my diary. I've missed out the last two years, but 2012 may be the one. Thanks for hosting it! Cheers

  20. Thankyou for all your hard work you put into running OPAM.
    I will definately be joining in for 2012 even though I'm off to a slow start for January :)

  21. Wow thats amazing Peg, a job well done by you and Kris, thanks so much for the year just gone and I hope to join again this year.


  22. Hey Sweet Peg! Thank you again for being my partner-in-crime with OPAM ... what a ride we've had! :0) Here's to another FABULOUS year of friendship, finishes and FABRIC! Tee! Hee! Hee! Bear Hugs! KRIS

  23. I am glad there will be an OPAM 2012. I will try to join and since my word for this day is FULLFILL I think I might actually do that too. I have been coming over to your blog several times every day, ever since a couple of days before new year, so I wouldn't miss the announcement.

  24. Great news about OPAM 2011 and look forward to OPAM 2012. I was wondering if you were going to do it again :)
    Thank you to you and Kris for taking it on for us again :)

  25. Hi Peg,
    Thank you for letting us know about the book.. I must look for it.. Would be absolutely terrifying to know you were developing alzheimers..
    Looking forward to joining up this year as a first for OPAM...

  26. I'm so glad you are doing this again Peg. I find Opam is a great "nudge" for me! I have put the 20th in my diary!! xx

  27. I'm so glad you enjoyed the book. I nearly kept it for myself, will have to read it.


Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment, I do enjoy reading them all...take care, keep safe, happy quilting .. Peg