I cross stitched this weekend, so I don't have any progress pictures to post. I love to cross stitch, but it takes a long time.
I decided to show some of the things I have stored in one of my apothecary jars next to my stitchy chair. They used to be in a basket, but my dog has discovered that those are fun things to play with! The jar gives a little more protection.
This is an "amulet" bag (it is a pouch) done in peyote stitch. I got the kit at the Bead and Button show in Milwaukee last summer, and made it up right away. The kit was excellent. Your color guide is printed out on to a paper that you glue right on your bead support; after each stitch your needle points directly at the symbol for the next bead you need to pick up, no looking back and forth between your pattern and the project! It went really fast.
It is reversible, the red/coral on one side, and the blue on the other. It is a trifle big for a necklace, but it certainly makes a statement.
The fringe beads were included in the kit as well, and were easy and fun to assemble.