Wednesday, December 7, 2011
long before it happens
The future enters into us, in order to transform itself in us, long before it happens.
— Rainer Maria Rilke (1875–1926)
A variation of the rose garden pattern (like no. 42 and no. 64) — this has pentagon-shaped layers rather than squares. I think I prefer this to the strictly alternating squares like no. 42 but like it as much as the "spiral" squares of no. 64. "Free" embroidery in two shades, a herringbone merry-go-roundesque pattern, around the center.
Thread wrap in dark moss green; S10 division in dark green perle; embroidery in brown, two greens, "tinted" beiges (brownish, greenish), light butter yellow, cream, and dusky lavender. The quote above by Rilke is in the bell box along with 7 brass rings. Circumference: 10.5 inches / 26.5 cm; diameter: 3.34 inches / 8.4 cm. Completed 6 December 2011 (no. 071).
Sold to benefit Kiva.org.