Decided to do a bit more on the 'Silver Frost' bellpull piece and this is what it looks like at the mo. The large band at the top will have beads in the centres of the 3 large snowflake motifs, but I'll get the beading done all in one go once the main stitching is done. Well, depends. A band or two up from here looks like it's best to do the beads along with the backstitch, but I'll decide on that when I get to it.
I haven't finished my shell sample yet and it's class again tomorrow. We're doing appliqué with bird or feather designs, so I've got 3 photos of peacock feathers to work from. I'm looking forward to that as I've never done appliqué before. So, the kind soul who said I 'had the skills' for the course is proved mistaken!!! I have a lot to learn from it and, frankly, sometimes it scares me how much I'm expected to produce and take in over the next 8/9 months! Will post photos when I have some to post.=) Maybe tomorrow or Friday morning. We're going to Scotland this weekend and I'll take either my shell to finish or 'Silver Frost' to get on with.