19 October 2011

Black Cats, Monarchy and Beheaded...

To reverse the bad luck curse of a
black cat crossing your path...

first walk in a circle,
then go backward across the spot where it happened
and count to 13... 

American Superstition Folklore




King Charles I of England owned a black cat, whom he considered to be his good luck charm. He treasured the cat so much that he had his guards watch over it 24 hours a day.

As luck would have it, the day after the cat died, the king was arrested by Oliver Cromwell’s parliamentary troops and shortly thereafter, beheaded.




1, 2, 3, 4……….


it's just embroidery, have fun with it!



14 comments:

Barbara F. said...

Wow, Cathy, that is scary! I read somewhere that black kittens don't get purchased or adopted the way other colors do. I have always wanted a black cat that I would name Magick! xo

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

2 more winning designs! I love them both. How do you come up with such adorable ideas?

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love that towel, Cathy! Is that your hat? ; ) I didn't know that you could reverse a black cat crossing your path. Good to know!

Pat said...

The Mother of my oldest and dearest friend told me about reversing the black cat bad luck when I was a child, many, many years ago. She also made me leave her house by the same door I had entered.

Love the cat designs!

the cake chick said...

Love the cat. Looks hung over from a great Halloween party!

Tricia Rose said...

Where I come from black cats are GOOD luck - or maybe that is just the witch in me~

Debby said...

The black cat is perfect for Halloween! ox

The Buzz Blog said...

Guess in King Charles' case, the cat not only got his tongue but his whole head! Hee, hee...
xxoo

Naturally Carol said...

Just love those scrawny black cats, they're fabulous! I'm not into halloween or anything..but just laughed to see those cats.

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

You are the bomb!

Julie of Monkey Grass Hill said...

we had a black cat growing up, never thought anything about it.

Seriously you must kill at a parties w/ all your trivia.

Hi, I'm Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I did not know that about the king! I love it.

Maddie Kertay- The Domestic Anarchist said...

LOVE those cats.. I need dig up some fabric you need to see.. same type of cat.. love him!

Maddie

quintessence said...

Love your tidbits of historical information - and will have to remember how to reverse the black cat curse!!