Ah, finally a good day of beading again! Worked from 2 to 12 and got both sides of one of the fabric panels/pages lower edges completely covered. Still have a few shells left over so today I will go back and add them to any thin spots.
In a few places I neglected to pull the thread tight by tugging on the stopper bead in on a larger one and so I have a few droopers. But all in all I am thrilled with the way the idea of adding shells and beads to the lower edge came out. It feels good to know I had gotten the right number of shells and it feels especially good to know I could do both sides of a panel in one day.
I hope I can go more slowly now and enjoy the experience. Werner is getting ready to go to Santa Rosa and I do not need any beads.