Don't let the difficulties of the present moments overshadow the reality of God's promises. God's promises still stand. And God's promises are stronger than our failures.
Sunday, February 6, 2011
I found this pattern in a magazine several years ago and I'm sorry to say I don't remember which one. At the time I had a cat named Jackson who has since departed this earth but at the time most of these silhouettes reminded me so much of him that I couldn't wait to make the quilt. Oddly enough the one silhouette that doesn't look like Jackson (who was a Maine Coon) is Tuxedo Cat in the very middle. The background is made of several different cream on cream fabrics though it's hard to tell here. All the cats are in black and there's only the one splash of red in the tie. I put a little bling on the tie - a couple of clear, sparkly crystals. I was thinking of Jackson today. He was such a bother - his hair was long and thick and he shed terribly. He only wanted to sit in my lap when he wanted to and never when I wanted him to. He used the litter box like a good cat but he scratched the litter out onto the floor all around the box. He was left at the city dump where he was found and rescued by a friend of mine. When she brought him to me he was covered with fleas and ticks and was wild and angry. I took him to the vet and got him cleaned up and got his shots and when I brought him home he hid under the bed for days and days, only coming out at night. We didn't lay eyes on him for weeks! Eventually though, as is the norm with cats, he "owned" the house and us or so he thought and he lived with us for 12 years. We don't have any pets now but every once in a while I think I catch a glimpse of Jackson out of the corner of my eye. I don't give much credence to that, knowing that it's just a shadow or a bit of light. Except today when I found a little tuft of Jackson hair. He died three years ago. Hmmmmm.