People often ask me where Sublime Stitching patterns "come from". I draw them! Except for those in the Artist Series of course, or those contributed by Alicia Traveria, like Chinese Acrobats (she started helping me last year to meet demand, and I play art director with her). I love to draw, and also love the look of sketches. So, I save them. If you want to see the beginnings of some of the designs as I prepare them, check out the Sublime Stitching Flickr Sketch Set!