Wednesday, February 1, 2017

0PAM 2017


Hi everyone….

well its that time again….

OPAM signup…..

do you want to be an OPAMer……

please have a read…

The One Project A Month (OPAM) Challenge Guidelines 2017

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.

2. Numbers won’t be limited for the sign up for OPAM 2017, BUT ... it WILL close on February 28 ... 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 2017 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)


so… you want to play…..!!!!!!!

if so ……..

we look forward to your email…..

with all your relevant details we require for you to become an OPAMer for 2017


Happy Wednesday

Peg and Kris….







  1. Thankyou so much ladies for taking this on again! Sending my email off now xo

  2. Thanks Peg... & Kris... for the inspiration each month.
    I will email you asap... xox

  3. thanks..... I'll send Kris an email...

  4. Yey!!! Yes please. You have my details already???

  5. Woo Hoo! Please count me in as always. Thanks to you both for doing this again.

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  7. Looking forward to joining both Kris and you again this year.. yours always keep me motivated... thanks heaps ladies.

  8. Looking forward to joining - have sent my e-mail to you.

  9. Thanks for running OPAM again this year. I have sent you an email, Peg.

  10. YIPPEE! Sent info - let's get those needles flying!!!

  11. Hi Sweet Peg....yes please count but me in again this year!
    Thank you for running OPAM again...always such an inspiration!

  12. Hola, envío mi saludo desde Colombia. Deseo participar en el OPAM 2017, es un reto que me gusta pues tengo algunos proyectos iniciados que deseo terminar y quiero mantener mi blog activo, por lo tanto es un reto para mi. Mi blog es RETAZOS DEL ALMA:
    Mi correo electrónico es
    Es un gusto para mi acompañarlos en este proyecto.


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