Wednesday, May 2, 2012

imagination needs . . .

So you see, imagination needs moodling—long, inefficient, happy idling, dawdling and puttering.
— Brenda Ueland (1891–1985)

I'm still on the quest for "perfecting" the pattern-element I saw in some Japanese photos of kiku herringbone with long / spindly inner points (see no. 110). With each attempt I make adjustments, learn a little more, end up with a happy temari, and get ideas for the next try.

Thread wrap in seafoam-celadon green (light, very-slightly-blue green); S10 division with guidelines removed. Embroidery in light and medium blueish greens and periwinkle-violet. The quote by Brenda Ueland is in the bell box along with 27 brass rings. Circumference: 10 inches / 25.5 cm; diameter: 3.18 inches / 8.11 cm. Completed 1 May 2012 (no. 117).

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