Hello - I'm a returning member, this being my third year. I joined the first year because I really wanted to learn bead embroidery. Not only did I learn, I found my favorite medium for working with beads. That said, I'm not sure how much bead embroidery I'll be able to do this year. I've a calligraphy course that needs to take center stage. My plan for the year is to do a small beaded item and then as time permits, do a bead embroidery piece.
Wishing you a Happy New Year.