No, you haven't entered a time warp - it's really is January 2012!
But I'm far behind on last year's BJP, I've just finished June, 2011. This month the technique is bead embroidery. Here's the inspiration photo, yet again:
It's starting to become a bit tedious, working the same image over and over - maybe that's why I'm so far behind.
I added a small snail shaped cabochon, just to break up the background and I do often find snail shells when walking in the woods.
I used all size 11/0's for this piece, in a large variety of colors, some matte, some shiny, some opaque and some not. I'm pleased with the final result and I'm now officially half way done with 2011!