When I was asked to write a pattern keeping Spring on the prairie in mind,I immediately thought of David Bouchard’s poem "If you’re not from the prairie…"
If you’re not from the prairie what you see in the Spring is dirty and brown. But, when you are from the prairie, or you to take a moment to look, you see the return of the robin and his red breast, the blue of the sky reflected in the water of the recently melted creek, the gold of the warm sun bouncing off the rocks, the fresh green buds on the bushes and trees, and the dirt under the nails of the farmer turning last years’ yellow stubble to this years’ rows ready for seed.
"Kisses" was inspired by the texture of the pattern. It almost reminds me of a woven waffle texture. Originally I was going to leave the centre panel plain but as I divided the texture and panel with a carried stitch, I was tempted to create movement in the panel and voila, the kiss was born.