An added comment from the Roses and Tassel piece. The beads on the tassel were stitched on and the crystal water drops are not the hot fix as I could not find that size at my store. They are ........gasp.....glued on with Ailene's Quick Dry! LOL
And then tonight I worked on the second section some more on the Diamond Pavilion stitch. Just a few more to go and the handle section will be complete. I am working with six strands of floss and laying each stitch. This is going fairly quick and I love doing this stitch anyway!