Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond your grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
— Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804–1864)
Two four-petal kiku stars. Asymmetrical, and at each pole, one of the stars has two points that cross over the obi. I haven't done this before, and like the effect very much. I didn't follow a pattern or photo; I just figured out the best measurements for the outer points for the pattern I wanted.
Lilac thread wrap; S8 division with metallic purple; embroidery in coffee brown, coffee with cream, cream, and purple, with metallic purple around the obi. The quote by Hawthorne is in the bell box along with 9 brass rings. Circumference: 10.5 inches / 27 cm; diameter: 3.34 inches / 8.59 cm. Completed 15 November 2011 (no. 061).
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