Well, it's all done (and I even did a little bit on the other cushion cover Linea project too!), after much cursing of beading needles. Now I am completely stuck as to what to do with the darn thing - it can't stay as a scarf, it'll never get used. I was certainly thinking bag or jewellery roll but the embroidery goes very close to the edge - too close, I think, to even use as patches on cushions. Not that we use cushions in this house (and embroidered silk plus two cats would be a big no anyway).
Hmm...maybe a knitting needle roll, or crochet hook roll? Whatever I do, it's going to involve much hacking about and screeching, I would imagine...watch this space.