see the geese?
and here i'm wearing hannah's beautiful sweater
she says i have to smile more
hannah visited for a few days,
after a marathon and a job interview
and a long drive
first to montpelier
then to the north country.
she's addicted to yarn,
she remembers fondly my little flock
of mostly brown sheep.
after hannah went home
i used slu's paper mill
(zone 4 paper)
where i beat thistledown fiber first
and then linen canvas.
the linen clogged the beater
and while fixing melissa found this,
large helping of old,
thick and light
a map of sorts of who'd been there.
i brought home thistledown sheets
and put them into a jerry-rigged drying stack
on the counter the thistledown
(and that's all there is, no formation aid)
and here it is,
layered on fall prints
and i finished off yesterday what i began
this edition of paper is exactly like it was when i made it
without a beater, using only a blender.
a two sided sheet,
a decorative sheet, but pretty satisfying to use
north country fiber.