Today I continue my quest in creating and posting one block a day of the fabulous That Town And Country Quilt by the lovely Susan-Claire Mayfield. This is day two hundred and eighteen of that project.

This quilt block shows a leafless tree, made of brown fabric, against a blue background with a cloudy full moon behind it. The full moon appears to be made of a ring of fabric/stitching with a filled in body of yellow pen. To the left at the base of the tree is a black cat. The cat is outlined with white stitching and white pen on black fabric to resemble a cat sitting facing to the right.

Here is Smudge.

Smudge fancies herself a Halloween cat. She has taken up residence with this spooky dead tree.

She’s never too far from this tree, she climbs it, sits in it and howls at it. Smudge secretly thinks she’s really a witch that was turned into a black cat as a bad practical joke.

So, she waits hoping that whoever committed this injustice will eventually screw up their courage and change her back. She assumes they will need courage because she is confident that she was one bad ass witch.

In the meantime, she’s pretty happy with living with this tree. Lots of food scurrying about to feed and entertain her.

There is a little girl on the street that comes over at least once a day to pet her and give her little treats. She brings a water bottle and pours it into a dish so Smudge has a drink.

Actually, the little girl gave Smudge her name. If it had been up to her she would have preferred Magic the Magnificent.

Since that was impossible to get across she answers to Smudge.