We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day.
— Edith Lovejoy Pierce (1904–1983)
The next attempt at what I first tried with no. 76 — layered kiku tips of the flowers of opposite poles. Temari are traditional as New Years's gifts, particularly made by mothers for daughters. I chose this quote as my first in a series of New Year's temari.
Thread wrap in dark midnight blue; S8 division in medium silver-blue #8 perle; embroidery in three shades of silvery blue, pearl gray, and four shades of brown. The quote by Edith Lovejoy Pierce is in the bell box along with 12 brass rings (for the approaching year of 2012). Circumference: 10.5 inches / 26.5 cm; diameter: 3.34 inches / 8.43 cm. Completed 19 December 2011 (no. 077).
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