what has happened, is happening still in japan is horrible.
i watched aghast the b.b.c. footage on my computer (i live without t.v.)
i have checked in with friends, and so far people i know are safe, and so are their loved ones.
but oh my, that is not the case for many. i am attending with all my heart.
i wanted to say something about plain.
an old blanket. two lengths pieced together.
white warp, white weft. weft a bit yellower.
i took this out last night to use.
i won't save it any longer. it needs to be used.
beauty in use.
you fiberartists will notice many things about this piece.
i haven't begun to discover them all. the weft is, i think, handspun wool.
i don't know for sure anything; the size i can measure.
i can't tell you what was in the mind of the woman
who sewed these lengths together.
and hemmed them.
i can't know
of the wool shorn, washed, spun, woven
into a modest blanket.
warm enough for the north country fall,
with a quilt or two, for winter.