I was thinking t'other day. I was thinking (yet again) about the question I often ask myself - 'why do I design' patterns? My answer is - because I have a 'good idea' and want to make the 'good idea'. Another factor, believe it or not, is laziness. I started 'doing my own thing' because I was too lazy to get up out of my chair to go and find a pattern to work from. Also the patterns I had were 'never quite right'!!!!
Another thought then occurs - why do I share these (well to me) 'good ideas'. The answer is - if I didn't then what would I do with them. Some people probably want to be 'famous'. YIKES - that's not for me. Some people want to make money. I'd rather have friends.
The biggest worry when I've finished with a pattern and put it on the web site is that people will be able to understand it.
Oh, hang on a minute, I need to change that remark. That's not the biggest worry - it's the second biggest worry!! The main concern is will anybody want to work the pattern anyway! It's therefore a great relief when somebody writes to say they've made it - and even better when they send a picture of it like Katie did. Here's her Flurry Snowflake which arrived the day after the pattern went 'live'.