Here is Joyce’s interpretation of the July-August theme:

In Joyce’s words:

I’m usually not drawn to symmetry, but there was something about the iron-work swirls in this photo that drew me in. I took a small section and repeated and flipped and played with it until this design appeared. After that I decided to stay simple and just used gold floss to chain stitch the design on a black background. I think it’s simple but effective.