(Disregard last week’s woven zig zag chain at the top of the photo). I tried this stitch out with floss (blue and green), Kreinik 4 braid, and perle #12 (yellow) and perle #8 (pink). I tried using one color floss for the bottom cross and another for the top and it was not what I expected. I think this will be a good stitch for flowers.
I noticed that this tree in front of our apartment is changing color already. It’s still summer, isn’t it?
It was 81 F on our Hokkaido balcony yesterday, which is pretty hot for our area, but nothing to complain about. Channelnewsasia.com reported that temperatures hit a record breaking 41 C (which is about 106 F) in Shimanto, a Pacific coast city on the western island of Shikoku on Monday, breaking the former record of 40.9 C from August 2007.