The other day I was playing around with some sketches for a painting, and a few familiar but nearly forgotten friends showed up.  Fond memories often contribute to my ideas and drawings.

One of the many memorable stories from our early homeschool days is “The Josephina Story Quilt”.  It’s a story about a girl named Faith who begs her parents to bring her pet chicken Josephina out West.

The old chicken never laid eggs and was too tough to eat, and no one would take her, so Josephina was allowed to come on the condition she made no trouble.  During the journey West, Faith records her the story and courageous Josephina in a patchwork quilt.