While I was at it, my muse plunked some designs into my head so I made some graphs of those. The heart on the right is the result of one of those. I can't tell if the slight irregularity is a result of uneven tension (I know I got the start row too tight) or if the beads aren't as uniform as the yellow ones on the left. I suspect it's a little of both.
Now that I've got the illustrations drawn and have sort of mastered the stitch, I hope to have an illustrated tutorial posted to my Hub Pages within the week. Writing the accompanying article will be the hard part.
Wow! The year's nearly over. Christmas this weekend. I hope all of you stay safe on the highway if you're traveling, and that you have a very Merry Christmas. . .or whatever holiday you celebrate this time of year.