This is the post I tried to do yesterday but it disappeared... Here is the Pride Square I started for the family on Pine Ridge who lost their little boy from a tornado that ripped through there. Right after they got blasted with two feet of snow. :( I don't know any more than that, but that's sad enough. Well the stupid square is 16", not twelve. So now I don't know what I'll do with it. Probably make an afghan out of it or a lapghan. (Which now adds to my pile of UFO's....) Sigh.... Or, I could donate it to someone who collects all sizes of squares, if I wanted.
Here is a twelve inch 'square' that really is twelve inches. Hmmm... it's not really a 'pattern.' It is a pattern stitch, called the Catherine Wheel IV. I made a similar 'square' with 'Catherine Wheel'; it's just a little different. I made it 8" to go with a square (scroll down, second to last picture) my secret pal sent me to donate. The only difference I can see, is; there are more stitches in each 'wheel' for this one. And it doesn't lay as flat. I like the first one better. Well now I am working on my toys for the toy swap and nothing else until I am finished with them. GRRR! I think the hardest one is this Hello Kitty doll. I'm sure once I'm done with it it will be smooth sailing from there. I'm on the embroidery part of the face. This has got to be the hardest part for me. I always mess up embroidery on toys... I'll post a picture after I mail them out and know the recipient recieved them... :)