Well I finally gave up on the beads after sewing about 30 on; I couldn't face sewing another 100+ on. I might use the fabric as a panel in a bag. But I have enjoyed playing with an image of tree branches and making a collage out of the variations. This seems to be the way my work is going at the moment, creating images and transferring them to fabric. I'm finding the tutorials at the Camera Club very helpful in learning more about layers and the enthusiasm is infectious!
Off to do some more work with psp images!