Tonight I tried relaxing by trolling genealogy blogs but quickly became frustrated because I always want to comment. Unfortunately, the stars don't seem to be in alignment tonight or else the full moon is interfering , but whatever, the cause I can't comment on any blogs.
Two blogs seemed to speak to me. First, the Genea-Quilters blog announced that tomorrow is National Quilting Day. Since I was a quilter long before I was a family historian, I am very aware that there is a National Quilting Day, but I didn't realize that it was tomorrow. My mind was preoccupied with attending the South Bend Area genealogy fair tomorrow at the Mishawaka, IN public library and printing off the $1 discount coupon. The second blog to catch my attention was the Allen County Public Library blog which had a post about "Researching and Documenting Work Animals and Pets".
Now this was inspirational! I could pay homage to both suggestions with a single family photo - well, maybe two. So in honor of National Quilting Day and documenting family pets . . .
This is an applique quilt I made of my daughter's beloved childhood cat, Calamity Jane. Calamity would sleep on the foot of her bed every night and curl up next to her when she read. Calamity was ill named as she was exceedingly shy and would jump at every
This is the original photo I used as a basis for the quilt. It really captures Calamity's shy personality.