for the bib which is lovely. I also love using the variegated threads. I love the look and agree the trick is remembering to do the full x each time, though Mabel said in a thread somewhere that you get an interesting effect by doing /// and \\\ with it. Will have to try that someday.
for your first Hardanger. I am going to have to see if I can find that book.
One day I will do the patterns I got from Mabel. Have to sit and practice. Yours doesn't look like a first attempt at all. Lovely. and I like the white on white very much.