I've still got a few more temari I want to make before the threads get put away. This one is the Empress design from Barbara B. Suess's Japanese Temari book.
Here's the latest one. It's a minor variation of the Blue Arrows pattern from the same book.
I stitched on it while watching the Thomas Cup finals. I'm not much interested in sports, but for some reason, I'm patriotic about badminton. At the end of the final match, I almost didn't have the heart to finish this. As a Malaysian, watching Japan win was just heartbreaking.