Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Hari-Kuyo, The Festival of Broken Needles

Julie Mar's Jade Pond
Got your old needles ready? I've wrapped mine in pretty paper tied with a beautiful bow. Now let's assemble around the Jade Pond.  One at a time each of us will walk across the bridge, stop in the middle, and toss our little packets of needles into the pond, giving thanks for their faithful service as we stitched and stitched and stitched with them.

Now that all our needles from last year have magically vanished into the pond's blue waters, let's settle down on benches around the other side of the pond and drink our tea and coffee together, planning our stitching with brand new needles and lovely threads next year.  Happy Hari-kuyo!

If you would like to add the lovely little garden above to your stash, here's a link.

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1 comment:

NCPat said...

May all the needles have a peaceful journey!