This project has been healing for both of us. I'm so happy I did it and Andy says he loves it. The frame we picked is in the mail and is due to arrive next week. It's a tabletop document frame. Andy wants to be able to see it from his chair and we know just the table to put it on.
I loved doing the beading and I'm far more comfortable with back stitch. I'm feeling braver about trying "Marie Antoinette" by the minute!