Here in Thorntown we have lots of creative people getting together to make barn quilts for our barns and things. Here's a bit from the most recent Library Newsletter:
The library’s barn quilt has been completed and has been mounted on the north side of the parking lot. Because of the many flower beds gracing the library, staff chose the flower basket quilt block but changed the top “flowers” to resemble an open book; they also added an orange cat.
Many thanks to Carol Fisher for suggesting the project, to Melissa Imbus for coordinating and painting, and to the Sugar Creek Historical Society, Inc., for backing the idea. Many artists, painters and installers are assisting. John and Sharon Gillan’s quilt is hanging on their large red barn just west of town. A tree of life quilt is presently being painted for the barn of John and Kelly Frank, a block is being selected by Tom and Keri Dull, and paint has been purchased for Leanna Woody’s Dresden flower block. Larry Truitt has completed and mounted a Civil War block that faces the Heritage Trail in Thorntown. More blocks will be added in 2011 as various groups and individuals expand on the idea of barn quilts.
Okay, now that's a lot of words to read, but you might have noticed the most important phrase at the end of the first paragraph: they also added an orange cat.
I bet you're wondering "why would they add an orange cat?" Well, NO, you're not. . . you know exactly why, don't you?
If you super-biggify the picture you will see that the call number on the spine label is 636.8 TOB which is Dewey Decimal-speak for Tober, Boss Cat of Thorntown Public Library. (Dewey Decimal is a Secret Language that Librarians use but if you ask really nicely they will teach it to you.)
I have only one problem with my barn quilt. Here is a picture of the real me:
If you will notice, I am Significantly Slimmer in my real me picture. When they made my barn quilt picture, they changed me from a Picture of Feline Health to a Tubby Tabby.
Don't get me wrong, I am Very Flattered that I am now on a barn quilt by my Library. But they really should have made me not chubby, since I work so hard to maintain my Mancatly figure.
Or maybe there's a stash of treats around here I don't know about?
I will start looking after my nap.
Famouser & famouser,