Well Jo, I didn't know that it was your birthday. Happy birthday and I hope you enjoy your birthday present of the ocean gourd. Heheh, isn't it funny how I just snuck that one in. Is snuck a word? Oh well, it is now.
That is where I got my original idea to bead the gourds. I just decided to be the outside vs the inside. That is the true Huichol method of gourd beading. Very pretty.
Haven't gotten the gourds yet, you did say that you sent them right? Just checking. Not worried about it unless they got lost.