But now, with the added impetus of a wonderful gift from India of beads and other cool things, I've started beading that little needlecase I made as displacement activity when I was starting to get sick, though I didn't know it at the time. I knew I made the needlecase, just didn't realize I was heading into not being well for a whole month, dangit.
Anyway, here's my beaded start, and I'm learning as I go. Very much a beginner on this, as you see. I've started teaching myself to string consecutively, then anchor the beads on the thread, rather than stitching each one. Mainly this design does lend itself, more than other beading I've been doing. And beading on felt is very cool. I'm using what I think is a size 8 needle, which I used to use in miniature needlepoint. Nice small eye, fine needle, which can pick up almost all seed beads.
So here's Girija's sister's gold thread and several bead colors in action. Great fun, feeling as if I'm getting back. I'm going to ask G. to send the pix to her sister, who did the shopping in India specially and sent it to me via husband-mail.
There's going to be stitching around the beaded areas, for a nice finish, but I couldn't wait to show off my beaded start!