2:19 AM: Revelation. The nine patch is a check. Duh.Back to sleep.
4:00 AM: I began to put a nine patch in the center of that table cloth. I decided to to applique it right over the existing checks. Let Mom's checks ground it. All the while thinking, a Mother is a root. No matter what grows.
4:30 AM: After considering covering the center with a nine patch, I reconsidered leave some of it showing through. Still a nine patch, but containing the ground part. Like Mother Earth.
11:00 AM: I like the other side, How the the new emerges through the old. So now also reconsidering leaving this center piece visible when considering the lining. It is sort of the heart of the thing. Through it. Through it all.
Thank you Mom, for giving me life. I couldn't have done it without you.
The view to the sea is slowly filled with green every year in the month of May.
Inspired by how it goes, I did the same. Not a Mom style green, but more of a me green (thinking a bit about how that comes to be). Actually a piece cut from one of Dad's old shirts toned down by walnut. To patch it I worked from the the other side. Turning it to check the front now and then. I think I will work at making this reversible in some new way. So it won't be finished quickly. But it can be used while I am considering what comes next.
Meanwhile Soul-o has been practicing some ragged reverse applique.
As a cloth person, I can appreciate that. Might as well give it a name. Pawswork. An other version of CATchwork. I am sure we will see more of it.