Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Why Black Cats?
Cats have both been loved and feared throughout history. The Chinese and Egyptians, some of the most ancient civilizations on the Earth, have believed cats are sacred creatures. However, in India, Europe, and America cats – particularly black cats – have long been associated with the devil, witchcraft and inauspicious biddings. Since the days of ancient witchcraft, many people have believed that witches could turn themselves into cats to make for an easy getaway when faced with danger or a threatening situation. The fact that cats are nocturnal animals and almost un-tamable makes it easy to associate them with the supernatural. At one time, it was believed that cats were the spirit of the dead. Since what we know today as the modern Halloween holiday evolved from ancient All Souls Day, or Day of the Dead celebrations. It stands to reason the old beliefs that ghosts could return to earth and supernatural powers were strongest on the night of Halloween, black cats naturally became associated with this holiday.
The next block play with Crumbs were triangles. Easy-peasy as I just dipped in my triangle barrel and my tid bits left from last week and mixed in some strings from the scrap bin.
OK - joined the Canton Village BOM. Just using my scrap muslin (which I have oodles of) and pieces out of my barrels. Once a month play should be easy work. I've added their button to the side bar.
The last quilt tops from my LQS for our community flood victims are finished. Now I need to concentrate on some of my projects for the holidays ahead.
Traveling Stash Box # 1 - being moved on to Bernie. She just got the box so should be posting give away soon.
Traveling Stash Box # 2 - being moved on to MamaSpark.
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Q: What do you call a cat that has just eaten a whole duck ?
A: A duck filled fatty puss !