One good thing about such weather is I become housebound in the air conditioning and so I do get some stitching done. Truly, I suffer more from 'cabin fever' in summer than winter.
But 'Kyoto' is progressing and it is indeed a 'happy' stitch. After the first few bands are done I hardly have to look at the pattern, I just glance above on all but a few of the bands.
I've also been working on a new collection that will be called 'Swatchables'. The concept is a single motif that can then be made into various patterns by either multiplying the motif, taking it apart and putting it back together in another form, or using it in something like a sampler. Here are a few pics of the first pattern, 'Rondo'.
From this swatch size motif you can jump off in a few different directions -
|Swatch Motif and Diamond shape made by cutting swatch into triangles|
|Motif tiled to as many repeats as you like to fit your project|
An alphabet will be included so you can make the sampler your own as well.
Here is the 'swatch' stitched in a blue and mocha color.
'Rondo' will soon be on sale through my publisher, Creative Poppy
Hope everyone's projects are progressing well! For those who love summer, enjoy! For those like me longing for Fall, hang in there, this too shall pass :)