Today is The Festival of Broken Needles (Hari-Kuyo).
I saved my needles from last Feb 8th to this Feb 8th had my own Festival of the Needles. Since I did not have tofo (not sweet enough for my needles) I used peach yogurt; figured I should give them a sweet send off since they had given me so much sweet stitching time. I counted them: 42 needles, didn’t realize I had stitched that many projects, but I changed needles every project and every month. I usually average about three needles a project. Of the 42 there were only two broken and one badly bent. I also kept the largest and smallest needle, the bent or broken needles until last to place in the yogurt. I drank a Thai Chia latte and ate part of the peach yogurt to celebrate as I placed them in the yogurt.
Read how many of us celebrated:
Jane at Chilly Hollow: http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com/2012/02/hari-kuyo-festival-of-broken-needles.html
Mostly Needlepoint: http://mostlyneedlepoint.com/02/08/hari-kuyofestival-of-broken-needles/
Ridgewood Needleoint: http://ridgewoodneedlepoint.blogspot.com/
Plays with Needles:
And a needlecase class to make (I am going here next, this has been on my to-do list since I first saw it and since this is festival I deserve a present.)
I had another post planned for this week and maybe I will get to it later this week.
Until then…Remember the joy your needles have given you and…
Hope everyone has time to stitch today! ttfn…sue