I'm just catching up again...and I checked out Barbara Elbe's site...I too just LOVE Delica's..I know they are a bit more pricey than seed beads but I think they look so much nicer for bead embroidery work..and of course, it's a must for your patterns! They look so great..now a piano pattern!!! Stop! I can only make so many projects, Beth! You're keep me too busy!!!
I gave up on seed beads a long time ago. I rarely use them. Delicas are the cream of the crop.
I definately agree - delicas are awesome. The site I use, http://www.about-beads.com/BEADS.HTM, has a great selection and some of the best prices I've found. Their shipping time is awesome - I ordered on a Friday after work, and they were in my mailbox on Monday!