Saturday, January 28, 2012

out of the nest (rose garden pattern)

To be fully alive, fully human, and completely awake is to be continually thrown out of the nest.
— Pema Chödrön (1936– )

The rose garden pattern is definitely one of my favorites, and provides so many opportunities for variation. This temari uses alternating pentagons with some long layered herringbone stitches around the center.

Thread wrap in dark moss green; S10 division in matching #5 perle; embroidery in more than 10 shades of greens, silvery greens, browns, and coppers. The quote above by Pema Chödrön is in the bell box along with 10 brass rings. Circumference: 10.625 inches / 27 cm; diameter: 3.38 inches / 8.6 cm. Completed 27 January 2012 (no. 092).

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