I am so glad to say that I am done with the hard side of the shell. I know it isn't perfect (isn't that what I say about all my stitching!?!?) but it is good enough. I ran out of the lace color of floss but luckily I had some left over in my Needlework pocketbook kit.
Now on to other things. I finished the two backstitching lines around one side of the mirror frame.
Now I'm working on the other side with a sparkly braid.
I'm hoping to get better at this as I go along. I'm anxious to get to the design part of the mirror frame just to see what it looks like.
DH said to order the things I want for Christmas. You don't have to tell me twice! It's three months until Christmas but I will be ready. I keep a running list of stuff that I want. On the other hand, it will be like Christmas when my caskets get here.
A week from today I'll be at the retreat!!! Can't wait!