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The moon mending has continued. Softening the added edge of this journey.
The basket rim here was inspired by leaf veins. Remember. And my trusty nine patch was inserted in a new way. It became more of an eye. It is an eye really, I realize. Now the eye of the basket. An eye that remains near the edge. Instead of the center. Because I think the basket self is a traveller. But that story will unfold somewhere else.
I like that this cloth became smaller in the process of going. That a sense of SomeWhere emerged miles from NoWhere. I added long fringe to remind myself that even though this cloth is almost finished, the journey is NoWhere close to that.
ThelongerI live,the smallereach journeyseems.
I will bind the top edge somehow and say goodbye.
Button face will show up now and then, I know it.
I will be out in the garden this week. Doing May things.
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.