My cousin came by for dinner the other night. I proudly showed her my beadwork thus far. However, my cousin took one look and said "you're going to finish in 10 years' time"!
Sad to say, progress has indeed been slow. This careful, painstaking work is not for everyone. And, other projects and activities do get in the way. But I have been plugging at it slowly. In the past few weeks, I have reviewed the size of the shoe and decided to make it a little more generous than the pattern suggests, did a row of edging and filled in some of the beads between the edging and the existing work. Note: this was probably the most tedious part. So, this is where I'm at now:
Still got a long way to go, but that's ok. I take a look back at where I started and am proud of the progress made. And, I'll be that much prouder of my accomplishment when I finally finish them off.