falling from a blade of grass and flying away there goes a firefly
— Matsuo Bashō (1644–1694)
The spindle design. Thread wrap in dark antique blue; S12 division in metallic silver. Embroidery in yellow orange, rust, black, and several shades of grays and blues. The haiku by Bashō is in the bell box along with brass rings that make a quiet traditional rattle.
Circumference: 10.5 inches / 26.5 cm; diameter: 3.34 inches / 8.43 cm.
Completed 29 August 2012 (no. 145).