My senior year at Grinnell, I made this cat. It's shirt is made
from a pair of purple velvet pants. The stars are from an amazing
egg yolk yellow bedspread I bought ages ago and have made a bunch
of stuff from. The body is black cotton and the eyes are simple
two hole buttons. I gave the cat to my good friend Aaron
as a graduation gift.
just how much Aaron appreciated the cat, when he first told me
about his then girlfriend, now wife, Rebecca,
saying, "and she likes the cat." A good sign.
When I went
to Aaron and Rebecca's wedding in 2004, I arrived just in time
for the rehearsal dinner. Rebecca introduced me to a table full
of folks and added, "She made the cat." There was a
collective "Oh!" This cat has had a whole happy life
with Aaron since 1996.