Today, the day for the Japanese Festival of Broken Needles (hari-kuyo), I started a Needle Book project that I've been wanting to make for many years.
Thank you, Carol-Anne.
If it hadn't been for you, I wouldn't have thought to find a way to celebrate my needles on this day.
On your urging, I used this day to make a Needle Book -- a place to store all of the needles that I use in my needlework.
Unlike the Japanese, I'm afraid I did sew today and will continue to sew into the evening trying to finish.
It is bringing me great delight to create this storage space. And I know, without a doubt, that I will be grateful every time I use it to have all the types of needles I use in one place.
And thanks to Hari-kuyo, I made a special place in the back of my book to hold those needles and pins that have fallen in the line of duty.
Next year, on Hari-kuyo, I will have saved them so that I may properly lay them to rest and say my prayers of gratitude.
Jane has blogged about Hari-kuyo on Japanese Embroidery.
Stitchin Fingers is participating as members upload pics of their needles, pin cushions and needlecases.
Jane of Chilly Hollow Needlepoint has also blogged about the day.
And to all of you...
~ May your Needles continue to bless you with Peace of Mind and Beautiful Stitches ~