Mostly that doesn't happen. I wake often. And Soul-o wakes me. To talk, to eat. To go out, to... just to wake me. Last night he slept. Up early, both of us. My camera takes weird pictures in low light lately. It has many settings. It isn't the camera, it is me not knowing about all of that. So this morning is blurry even after a good sleep.
There is a red sky this morning. Dad, being a sea guy always said...
Red sun at night, sailors' delight.Red sun at morning, sailors take warning.
I always liked this version better...Shakespeare.
“Like a red morn that ever yet betokened,
Wreck to the seaman, tempest to the field,
Sorrow to the shepherds, woe unto the birds,
Gusts and foul flaws to herdmen and to herds.”
This photo looks like one of Dad's watercolors. I think of Dad. I think of turbulence. Not in terms of fear. But in terms of life.
Later, I sit here. At the mending table.
Thinking back. How naive I was when I made this quilt. That is what distances me from it now. I long for simpler times. Yet I have left them behind, as we do.
The ring around the center Nine will alternate sun and moon. Time passing. And this cloth definitely needs a bit of turbulence. And a little less Pollyanna. It will grow up over time.
Note to self, although not a new one.
Mending is Design. Design is Mending.
PS, it's that time again. Blog remodel time. Expect interruptions.
This is the avocado I started from a pit last year. I didn't think it would make it. But it is fine and strong. It needs a bigger pot.
As I began mending last night I took a bit of time to remember how the Cat Quilt came together (still considering a rename). My quilt math was based on 1,2,3. One inch, 2 inch and 3" squares initially. Which expanded into 6", 12" and 18" block sizes. I realize I will not try to restore this in terms of the design. Instead I will use the process to remember and record. And apply what I have learned. Which is really how I have changed.
A big quilt is a timekeeper.
I have included here, an excerpt from my Boro 1 workshop. I started patching this quilt back then. Already opening to new ways.
I will be adding a mending section to FEEL FREE. But I am going to switch the format first so let's look forward to a new FEEL FREE with the New Year. Mending is always a good way to finish a year. And begin another.