I haven't done a pattern in a long time and it's been even longer since I've done someone else's pattern, but julia pretl's beaded boxes interested me enough to give one a try. I've changed the colors completely, but other than that I've stayed with her instructions.
This is the base for the smallest of the hexagonal boxes and it's taken me about 6 hours to do it. It's only 26 rows, but it increases in each row, so although you start with just 6 beads, you end up with 54 beads in the last round.
I think I'll save the sides for tomorrow!