Now for a couple of closeups.
Here's the center bit... the "C" is made of primarily vintage mother-of-pearl buttons with beads and faux pearls as fillers. I really like how it came out. I was a bit unsure how to get the shape just right until I glanced at a CD and realized that was just the right shape and size. It worked well, I think.
I'm so out of practice that stitching this 18" block is taking me even longer than usual... but I'm enjoying it so!
Back in a few days with a sewing room update... "see" you then, ladies. ;0)