Sunday, February 24, 2008

TIF February Challenge

I have finished the February block for the TIF challenge and I am very pleased with the end result.
I am also pleased to say that I have still only used things from my stash and I was surprised at what I could find that fitted into the colour scheme.
I did have to use a light green silk ribbon and thread which was not in the colours but I needed to add stems and leaves in a couple of places.
I love the gold charm of the lady in the bonnet that I have had in my stash for some time and this seemed to be the right place to put it.





The block is not quite as dark as it appears in the photo but after taking 20 photos this is the best one that I could get--thank goodness for digital cameras.
Now to get ready for March

15 comments:

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Very pretty! I really like the button cluster & the bonnet lady charm. Now we just have to wait & see what March will bring!

Vicki W said...

Your TIF block looks great! I finally started working on my own TIF project tonight.

Dot said...

This is lovely Doreen. Love all your special touches.

Vivian said...

Beautiful use of embellishments and stitching.

Fran├žoise said...

It looks very good. Still have to finish mine...

Purple Missus said...

This one looks wonderful too Doreen. They are going to look fabulous at the end when you have 12 of them in all different colourways.

Ati. Norway. said...

Very nice block Doreen. Love your stitching.

Angelcat said...

Your finished block is gorgeous Doreen.

Thelma said...

Very nice stitching Doreen.Very lovely.

sharon young said...

Hi Doreen
What a great piece, I knew you'd do something wonderful when I saw the block, and you certainly have.
I love the additions of the charms, and how clever of you to find it all in your stash.
Many thanks for your comment on my blog post, i'm having a bit of a computer crisis at the moment so anything could happen to my posts/emails. Have to reformat urgently!!

JANE said...

Very pretty block, love your stitching! I know what you mean... digital cameras are great for getting the pics you really want. Can't wait to see how your swap block turns out.

Sandy said...

It's georgous. Sandy

Susan said...

Hi Doreen!
Your TIF piece is absolutely wonderful and I like the little touch of green....it allows a sense of spontaneity, an individualism that subtly says "I'm special". I don't even think I would have noticed it without your comment. Using it is a sign of originality...an advanced ability to stay within the rules while breaking them at the same time. You clearly have the color scheme under control...enough so that you could add whatever you fancied. It is perfect.

I saw one of Ebony's cards on Jacqueline's blog and smiled. Ebony is so lucky to be exposed to all the talent available on line in such a wonderful way and use her creativity. Thanks for sharing her with everyone.

Still no word from Alex...but Steve and I are doing better, emotionally. We spent the weekend at the South Carolina Book Festival...in a booth selling antiquarian prints and displaying my book art. I wrapped hundreds of rusted nails. In all, it was fun talking to people who like reading, books, poetry, new authors, and workshops on "how to get published". I think we even made some money....but I don't generally keep track of that.

Tomorrow, I have a lunch meeting to discuss CYBER FYBER. I'll let you know how it goes!

Susan

Judith said...

Doreen, what a gorgeous block, you have captured it all.
I love it.
Thanks for popping by my blog, it is always lovely to hear from you
Judith

Jan said...

Absoloutely stunning now it is completed. I enlarged it and the tiny details are so fine and delicate. A beautiful piece of work - you clever girl!!