As you can see my January Bead Journal Project is done! I am shocked at how quickly this one went. Was it because in addition to a bazillion size 15 seed beads I also used some larger heart beads and silver frames? Was it because of the subject matter as compared to Novembers piece? Was it because of the building pressure I was putting upon myself because of the dreaded *GASP* Behind word? I don't know and I don't care because whatever the reason is, it is done and I am very happy with both this piece and myself. I think the background I chose almost gives it a wool tapestry type look. Do they call it crewel work? Anyone know what I am talking about even? I am not even sure I know what I am talking about 1/2 the time! Now for my next project. I will be going back to Decembers piece. I have a plan, have the beads picked out, the silk I will be using, and a wonderful new product my SIL told me about called the Q-Snap. One of the things I have always hated most about embroidery is the dreaded embroidery hoop. It never seems to get tight enough, damages the fabric and your thread always seems to get tangled on the part you use to tighten the hoop. No more, not with this product! Check out the website if you are unfamiliar with it. For all I know its been around forever, but its new to me!