So it's OK.
Thank you for all you kind concerns...
The fire was mostly on the floor and mostly away from the roof and walls. It's now a gross pile of gunk and we are not even sure what we lost. Some old cloth, some paper. Lots of ash. The day warmed past the freezing mark so we had the garage door open. We shoveled ash. Part of the smoke stink is contained on one side of the house now. The room with all the current cloth work was also open to the air today as well at intervals. Lots of clean up to do. But I think it is not that bad. More shocked than anything else. Maybe a little of that is good once in a while.
There was a gap in the second ring on the Nest of Days cloth. Today I filled it. Not with what was pinned there the other day, but with a loose page from the little cloth book I was working on during Small Journeys, while considering Free Pages. From Scrap Book one.
Another ring is complete. I flipped the cloth to look at it many ways. It seems to work well like this. I like the shift right above the eye. That happened way back here and I fit it into the grid by adjusting the cloth around it.
This ring seems to be about the expected and the unexpected. I am trying to put that into words. It's like the checkerboard built with dark and light and 9s. I planned it in a way. It took awhile but I sort of knew what was coming next as I went along. So much so that I even grew impatient to see it like that. And then. A gap. A gap that stayed for a few days. And now this, the moons, an unexpected filler but really moons are also part of the expected. Especially as a symbol. And now it is all mixed up. In my mind. This ring of days. So that is just a few words about that. Maybe I am considering order vs natural order.
Anyway. It's OK.