Little scraps of heart found their way into a stream of wool
carded and spun into yarn and then knitted,
another layer to the poncho
The little line curving from the dark towards the left is a piece of peacock feather, added by the woman I bought the yarn from (Schoonover farms).
I thought about how the layers are like strata and thought of bedrock.
From Home Ground, A Guide to the American Landscape:
"Strata are layers of sedimentary rock that form beds or bands of colored or textured material...Strata vary in thickness... Each bed contains fossils set down in a specific sequence with a definite mode of deposition-river silt, beach sand, coal swamp, sand dune, or lava." Defined by Mary Swander
"The rock that lies hidden deep beneath layers of topsoil and subsoil can be relied upon not to change its composition....It seems to lie immutable beneath our feet and serves as a foundation and parent material to the land, both structurally and chemically, since its mineral composition, permeability, and other characteristics may greatly influence the layer that forms above it." Defined by Barbara Kingsolver.
I love this book.
Thanks for the well wishes everyone:
The dogs made their own heart today.
I'll be posting at bee creative cooking tomorrow.