Sunday, January 31

OPAM Finish for January.......just in time!

Here it is, my first finish for the OPAM Challenge................

The binding is finished and the buttons are all stitched in place! Originally, I planned to do the border in the same fabric as the baskets. Got started with it and realized it did not look good at all! The narrow border in the same fabric as the runner looked much better. This is a Thimbleberries pattern that is no longer available.
And I took a picture of the back, just to show it's really finished and that the binding isn't just pinned in place! I set it on my table and added the candle in hopes that it will encourage spring to arrive early. There's a certain groundhog out in Pennsylvania that will give us his opinion on Tuesday. We shall see what Puxatony Phil has to say and I hope it's that there will be an early spring!
I am excited to think that I might put the finishing touches on a project a month. Wow, I would have 12 items I can use by the end of the year, instead of 12 projects in a pile waiting to be finished!! Now I am going to sign off and choose what project I will finish for February. :-)
Sandi

15 comments:

Vivian said...

Congrat's on such a lovely finish! Just under the wire for January.

Kind of exciting, isn't it? I'm also going to concentrate on UFOs this year, in between all the other things I seem to start on a regular basis. Like most of us, my hope is that some day all my UFOs will be done, so I'll have nothing that I should do -- just things that I want to do, with a clear conscience.

Kathie said...

very nice table runner, congrats on a finish!
Kathie

Christine said...

I love it! The candle really sets it. Great work and a great start to your year of projects. I hope here in PA Puxatony Phil is inspired :) Christine

Crispy said...

Hooray for the finish!! I like that you used the same fabric, it makes the whole runner look like it's floating, a very pleasing effect.

Crispy

Pat said...

LOVE your completed runner and how nice, too, that you completed a GREAT cyber-retreat with your Wooly Buddies this past weekend.

Needled Mom said...

Great finish, Sandi. It will be just beautiful on your table. Yes, won't it be nice to have twelve completed projects by the end of 2010?

I do hope that Phil gives you folks an early spring as you guys deserve a break. It isn't looking so good today, I hear.

Winona said...

Very pretty Sandi. Also wanted to tell you how much I love the picture of your family. Thank you for sharing with us. Winona

Kaye said...

Sandi what a beautiful family picture, its a treasure to have them of our families. Love the Table Runner, your right about the binding, and it looks great as you did it

Owl Lady said...

Your pretty new table runner looks like spring to me, also. Spring is my favorite season, and no matter what the calendar says, for me spring starts when the first bulbs send leaves up, even before they bloom. I usually see them here during the last half of February, so it won't be long. Yeah!

Judy C said...

Lovely runner, I too am finishing up things, this OPAM challenge is a good thing for me.
It's a great feeling to complete some of my UFO's.
Congrats on another finish.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Very nice Sandi! It looks great on the table with the candle.

Catswhiskers said...

Sandi it is beautiful... and it nice to see how the back (wrong) side was made.
Beautifully finished
Spring soon will be here

moramargaritaster said...

Very very beautiful table runner.You`re right about the binding, is very cute.

Have a nice week.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

That is one lovely table runner...well done on your finish....Peg OPAM 2010

Sharon said...

Yeah on the finish. THe table runner is wonderful.

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