Friday, December 11, 2015

CAT ON A CAT QUILT


As we were cleaning out some cabinets in anticipation of our move to the apartment, I pulled this out.  It's a quilt.  But not just any quilt, it's my quilt.  As in, my baby quilt and the quilt I dragged around with me, a la the Peanuts character Linus, for the formative years of my life.  It was made by my Grandmother as a gift for me (and my Mom) when I was a baby.  So this makes it about 50 years old.  My Mom had kept it and after her passing, I brought it back and put it in the top of the linen cabinet.  

I pulled it out the other day and laid it on the bed.  Hobart immediately found his way to it.  He curled up and sacked out the rest of the day. A quilt covered in cats (with bows no less!) being used by a cat 50 years later...
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...a cat that gave me a look that seemed to be "um, are you DONE taking pictures?  I've got more napping to do!!"

Oh how I wish I was there napping with him today!


13 comments:

Texas Rose said...

That is just so darned cute! Cats always find the coziest spots to curl up on.
What a treasure from your Grandma! You can feel the love she put into it all these years later.

anne marie in philly said...

squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! treasure that home-stitched love!

donna baker said...

Glad you were able to get it. A treasure indeed.

Gemmagirl said...

Home is where the quilt is. Both are treasures.

Delores said...

He's a beauty and so's the quilt.

Elephant's Child said...

Both are gorgeous. Hobart looks very like our Jazz.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

oh how cute! he does look annoyed at you!

Gail said...

Adorable.

Ellen in Oregon said...

I've lived with lots of cats in my lifetime & I am also a quilter. I never had cat that didn't love to flop on a nice clean quilt for a long snooze. They seem to feel it is their responsibility to leave a quilt all furred-up. Your baby quilt looks like it has held-up well over the decades. Your Grandmother put a lot of love into all those stitches. I wonder what she would think of Hobart snoozing on the quilt. BTW, how do you think Hobart & Brisbane will cope with the upcoming move to the city & adjust to their new home?

Sarah said...

Hobart sure is a handsome cat. I love, love, love black cats! It's so cool that you still have the quilt made for you! It's those pieces of personal history that are so awesome for walks down memory lane.

Colleen said...

What a wonderful treasure and sweet of your mother to save it for you. So much love has gone into them stiches.
From the looks of it; me thinks Hobart has just inherited your blanket :}|
Happy""Caturday" Hobart.

Tonya @ My Cozy Little Farmhouse said...

Awww, what a wonderful heirloom! Even better to appreciate it with your furry snuggle kitty :)

Midnite Baker said...

Neat Quilt!! But, the Hobart & quilt pictures are best. M