Finally I finished this class sample. I'm not sure why it took so long, because each unit goes quite quickly and is pleasing to stitch; I like the colour combination - and yet somehow it was quite the act of will to actually finish.
Actually that's not true - the relieved part, because as you can see I did in fact make a pair of earrings.
They do, if not better.
After all that, I probably should have made a bracelet.
All this beading didn't hurt nearly as much as helping my daughter move from one apartment to another, and I do mean physically hurt, emotionally I'm pretty even keel, thanks. I packed boxes, loaded boxes into my car, drove to the new apartment, and unloaded the boxes into her new apartment - three times.
Let's just say that this body is no longer quite as young as it used to be, although my not-quite twenty-one-year-old son seemed as exhausted as I was. To be fair, he did actual Heavy Lifting, but still.
The move went well (she had plenty of help, and I took them all out for Greek food afterwards which I think was better than the standard pizza, as it didn't make everyone comatose) although her cat violently and vehemently disagrees, poor thing is literally having hissy fits.