Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Projects for 2012

  One of my resolution for 2012 was to write more on my Blog, as it is I'm sure for most of you. Now it is the end of January already, and I have only just started.
My DH, Ray and I are determined to make 2012 a much better year for us, then the past 18 months. I have started stitching again, and have already finished one 6"x 6" block for the
CQJP 2012 Block challenge
 I'm actually doing 2 in 1 challenge, as on another group I'm in there is a challenge for "A Block a Month" with a different colour and theme. So I'm incorporating both into my blocks. I'm also doing them as a "Tone-On-Tone" theme.
 Other projects I've nominated myself for are a "Christmas Cracker Swap" and to make or finish a quilt for my sister for her 60th birthday. Thank goodness her birthday isn't until November. Now with January gone that only leaves me with 10 months to complete it... In between, in my spare time, I'll try to finish off a few UFOs as well.
 Here's my first block - January Silver/Dreams...

                       My naked block, mixture of lovely Silver Fabrics.

 
                     My finished block, had to add 'some' colour.
                                          

                        Details of the bottom right corner 'My Dream Garden'

                                    

My organza ribbon flowers, I may add more here


Details of my Pine Cone embroidery.
                                                 

                                     Close detail of my Brazilian Pine Cones.
                                                 
                                                   The right hand side of the block...



8 comments:

Sharon said...

Very pretty....

Wilma said...

Love the pine cones, just beautiful!

Diane said...

A lovely block, I especially love the pinecones.

Cherie said...

Lovely block, wish I'd known I'd love to have done this project! Great to see you back ob the blog ;) Hope everything is wonderful for you and Ray in 2012. xo.

Rose Anne B said...

Very Very lovely Faye - that bit of colour is beautiful on those lovely silver fabrics.

Bobbie B said...

oh faye .. such beautiful work .. i love it ... I just hope my CQJP 2012 blocks turn out half as lovely ... i have done 2 but alas both are still naked haha ....

Ladydy5 aka: Diane Yates said...

Love what you do. I have just begun trying to do a block for
A crazy quilt.

Ozjane said...

Love the silver ...I think I may have some gold if not silver.
Lovely stitching.