Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the single candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.
Another set of two small temari with the traditional flax (or hemp) design—asanoha kagari. Stitched with hand-dyed perle #8 thread—about half the thickness of the size I generally use.
No. 192: Thread wrap in lilac; C8 division and embroidery in #8 weight purple—naturally variegated from hand-dying for a subtle range of purple tones. Circumference: 7.75 inches / 19.5 cm; diameter: 2.46 inches / 6.2 cm. No. 193: Thread wrap in light pearl gray; C8 division and embroidery in the same purple. Circumference: 7.75 inches / 19.5 cm; diameter: 2.46 inches / 6.2 cm. The quote by Buddha is in the bell box of each, along with brass rings that make a quiet traditional rattle. Completed 22 October 2012 (nos. 192, 193).
Sold to benefit Kiva.org.
|left: no. 192; right: no. 193|