needed a small adjustment.
whose repair trajectory was clear,
this tattered remnant
of someone's long ago handwork
some casual side project
to be whipped off
while I thought about other things.
that I put away my hand dyed fabric scraps,
forget about imposing my design ideas,
abandon all thought of covering or subverting its aggressive symmetry,
to stabilize the actual holes
nothing can be hidden.
my ancient collection of
(rather than hand spun yarn),
as mending material
that keep the tatters in view.
I'm not usually a corner person,
preferring swirls and curves
to hard edges.
it takes this this into consideration
Though not averse to a bit of embellishment,
this quilt is proud of its wear and tear.
The time came to leave long before I was finished
and the quilt wanted to stay home,
but I expect a warm welcome when I return.
and look forward to a lot more serious stitching.