Saturday, October 31, 2015

A Halloween Nine-Patch

In quilting, this is a nine-patch. Tic-tac-toe. 3x3. My eyes like these a lot, and I love the number 9.


This morning, Halloween morn, I dealt out a nine-patch with the Halloween Tarot and decided
to read it with the centre cards being the anchor from which the side cards took their cue.
And not to think about it too much - just go.
(This is the mini-deck that comes in a tin, trimmed. They're tiny - the size of a business card!)
Wouldn't this make a great placemat?


Row 1
A wise Priestess knows how to quell the agitation of Imps and move on to a calm new scenario.


Row 2
It's always a balancing act, trying to serve both your cut-and-dried know-it-all side
and your softer, fresher, less jaded self.


Row 3
You're strong. Keep that in mind when tormented by little night-worry bats with sharp claws.
And remember it, too, when the temptation to run more amok than is good for you comes a-dancing.


Pumpkins; such a satisfying shape.