I'm slowly making progress on this block..
Now that I have added some colour to the block, it all seems to be coming alive, and taking a bit of the darkness away and not looking sad anymore.
I decided to add some Fargo roses and buds to the lace around my mother's picture, I like that much better, it was looking a bit bare and pale before.
I beaded the lace motif underneath my father's photo, and added a loop flower with a Swarovski crystal in the centre, next to the photo I worked in a spray of Melanie roses...so pretty, I love doing those.
Mum's name was Maria and my dad's name was Joseph, so I thought I would add their initials to the block.
I'm going to try and not over embellish the blocks, it's going to be hard as once I start embellishing, it's hard to stop...I usually want to fill in every patch and seam!.
I'm thinking that by not over embellishing, when I join the blocks together they will not all meld into looking like one big block....thus each block getting lost into the other, that's not what I want, I want each block to stand out on it's own without being separated to much from the other.
I also don't want to put sashing around the blocks as that would separate them too much, hope that makes sense.
Anyway, that part is a long way off yet...