Saturday, April 27, 2019

OPAM for April

A busy month so I'm pleased to link up with the lovely KRIS who's keeping us on track with OPAM each month and post my finishes.....

I attended a two day workshop this month to make a cute  6"  Bear ..... I was surprised that on the first day we only got his head made.

 Homework Sat night was to stitch the arms , legs , body and ears together sew on Sunday we worked on finishing our bear...

I nicknamed him  " Scruffy " but after spending time making him a waistcoat and bandana I've called him

 "  Edmund "

My finish for " Sunday Stitchers" Challenge No 3   " Flying Colours "  designed by Sue Belleli.

I picked up my quilt  " Simplify " from the longarm quilters this week and I'm happy with the little Elephants and Flowers quilted all over...


found a great backing ...............

and as usual I've been busy sewing Sheilds  for " Days for Girls "

 and you can see my " Bunny Garden " Hanging

Thank you KRIS for keeping me focused to get all these projects finished this month........

Must away and put on the kettle for a cuppa....

Happy Stitching.

Hugz  Maria  😄


  1. oh my, I am in love with Edmund …. but so fiddly to make. How clever are you. I love the quilt and that wonderful backing. Why did you not quilt it - you do a great job usually? and well done with SS challenge - it's a lovely little quilt...

  2. Great finishes for April. Edmund is adorable! It is funny how a name doesn't feel right, and then you just know what you will call your doll or bear or whatever.

  3. You have been busy! That little bear is just adorable - especially with his waistcoat on him. The birdhouses are so cute with the log cabin type placement. Lovely finish on Simplify and you finished off so many pads too. It was a productive week! Well done.

  4. What a sweet little bear and one you will always treasure I am sure!!!
    I miss making 'little' things like that--though I am not sure I made a bear--but then again--I probably did!!!!
    Lots of other fun projects there too--
    luv, di

  5. Edmund is adorable. Your birdhouse wallhanging is very cute and colourful.

  6. My goodness, such a cute tiny little bear! He looks gorgeous but not something I would try, a bit too fiddly for me I think.

  7. Edmund is gorgeous! You have made a beautiful quilt and wall hanging. Great pile of "shields" for the girls there.

  8. My goodness, you have been busy. Your bear is adorable...and those bird houses.

  9. Edmund is quite handsome! all of your finishes are lovely, as always. I realized I worked on lots of different things in April but didn't finish a darned thing!

  10. Scruffy is sooo cute! You have some wonderful finishes Maria! Your No.3 is great xx

  11. What a super cute teddy, well worth the fiddle value. Love your other projects too xcx

  12. Lovely finishes, Maria. I love your Edmund. He is gorgeous. I made a teddy many years ago but never caught the bug to make more. He sits in my display cabinet in my sewing room! xxx

  13. Love the bear -and the backing

  14. Edmund is so sweet. I've never made a furry bear (only crazy patchwork bears). So many other, lovely, colourful finishes.

  15. Awww he's so cuuuuute! And I love your birdhouse wall hanging.

  16. I love your bear - he's so cute - well done on getting him done in a weekend! As always, there's been lots of great sewing at your place :-)

  17. Love Edmund...a handsome wee laddie...definitely not scruffy!