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November 10th – Oh Freddie I, II and III…. How We Miss You

Photo by Pixaby

Today’s Kona Cotton color of the day is Goldfish. Goldfish is that yellowy-orange color that will definitely make you think of the small fish-shaped crackers.

The picture above looks more yellow than the actual fabric, which looks more orange, although its a more muted shade.

I know. By the time this one posts, I’m already a day behind. And add to that, Diane has been doing more of my blog posts than I have.

So here’s the goldfish story…and I think most people have a goldfish story, rat story, and spider story. Just sayin’….

We have had 3 goldfish at different times, ALL named Freddie. Don’t ask me WHY they were all named Freddie….they just were…. ask my daughters.

Freddie I – this was my daughter, Hadassah’s 4th-grade class pet. These class pets are in the classroom to teach the kids how to care for them, interesting facts about them, and more. When I was in 5th grade, we had a bunch of gerbils in our science teacher’s classroom and they had a bunch of babies. We loved watching them and learning about them, but never got to hold any of them. I can understand that. Rough and tumble kids – fragile gerbils – yeah, you do the math. Anyway, my daughter’s teacher was removing the pet from the classroom and I forget why, but my daughter BEGGED me and her father to let her take this class pet home. After much pleading…. we gave in. Freddie eventually outgrew his little bowl and we got a bigger aquarium for him. Needless to say, not long after that we were planning to move and she had to give away the fish we had acquired, including Freddie.

Freddie II/III – My other daughter Sarah, went to a carnival and won, not one but THREE goldfish. They grew well for a while until something happened, and we aren’t sure what. All of the goldfish died – bye bye Freddie II. Then my Sarah felt so bad that she bought another goldfish. Welcome, Freddie III. He probably last almost a full year before he died as well. By this time, my daughter was busy with work, school and a possible move. So that was the last fish we had and will probably EVER have.

But, there’s no need to worry, because we can immortalize our fish on quilts. See below, featuring Kona’s Goldfish.

Goldfish Bowl by Kathleen Reynolds for Sew Charming Quilts

What pets have you had in your life? Have you had fish? Let us know in the comments below!

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