I've actually had this done for a while now. I just didn't have time to post the picture because I spent so much time on my journal. The top picture is a bit dark. The close up shot is closer to the real colors. I am looking forward to finishing December project and therefore completing the year. I feel like I can say I have finally learned to finish things. I have joined the Bead Journal Project for 2011. I am hoping to improve my beading skills. Having a deadline each month gets me working. ps I forgot to say that I also incorporated the sword stitch in this piece. I learned it from Sharon B at the Pintangle blog. I love learning the new stitches!