It's kind of necessary for the pattern, so I am adding (enhancing?) marking threads in blue floss. You can see here, in this poor picture, that the centers look quite a bit better with the blue added. However, in consequence, I haven't advanced on the pattern.
I am really enjoying stitching on this one, but it's one of the first times I've used floss on a temari, and I haven't been too careful with making sure the threads are parallel. I'm calling this a practice temari, and I'm considering stitching the pattern again in different colors... I'm wondering how my favorite blue and green on white would look.
I found out that a cousin died in his sleep this week, younger than I am. He left a wife and two young (7 & 8) daughters. I so wish I could go to the funeral, and share with the family.