Ack. I was nearing the finish of the first half of the Arrows Stole, when my beading needle broke. Well, it's not really a true beading needle since I couldn't find one at JoAnn Crafts; it was a needle threader I was using instead. And it was flimsy.
Regardless, it's broken, and now I really need the right tools. It's like trying to ride a Huffy in the Tour, when everyone else has Specialized. I guess I'm off to the craft store(s) tomorrow, to find a proper beading needle or wire. I will not withdraw from the race like AG2R La Mondial's John Gradet! I race on!