I can't remember when I started this beaded necklace, but it was over a year ago. I finally picked it up again and jolly well finished it! It had kicked about because I was nine beads short...but I used a slightly different colour for those last few, and I don't even think I am likely to wear it, so no-one will ever see, but it is done, and I can clear the box away.
I did a few more experiments with the doodad. The blue beads look better with the magenta silk, but no way am I going to tat all way round with that silk. It splits and it won't slide up and it twists...no not that. The blue buttonhole thread is a good thread for holding its shape, and in fact I have some silvery blue beads that don't show up so well but the are quite pretty with the blue. I think I will give those a try.
Christmas is a time when food comes in tins. I bought a box of sablés really just for the pretty tin, because I don't like chocolate. Luckily my children were noble enough to consume them. :)
The tin is great for storing thread, especially as I have such a naughty puppy who steals thread and chews it up. Then last week they had some more sablés in a different tin, but we haven't finished those ones yet. I have plenty more supplies to keep in there when it is empty.
The snowflake doily creeps on, still three more repeats, and the hanky edging still has eight more to do.