First collect your supplies up. Spread them carefully on your work surface. Work out your colour scheme. Allow the cat into your room where it will proceed to send everything flying. Pick up supplies from floor. Scream at cat and then cut your beading elastic to size. I cut mine to about 8 or 9 inches. You need to have some over to tie the knot - the longer the tails, the easier it is at the end.
The skulls didn't make the grade for this project - but they are very striking. Thread beads on to the elastic as desired.
I tried a few times without success to do a reef knot, so I went ahead and just did a tie off type knot, take the two ends of the elastic together and tie a knot. Simple, but did the job.So there you have it, a reasonably quick present, and you could include the kids if you wish, as chief threaders, and you can be in charge of the glue!
On the machine embroidery front, I have been designing some Babushka's for Christmas. They all stitched out beautifully, and I made alterations as necessary. I put together a table runner. Very Christmassy.
Bye for now.