This may not have been one of the bed bugs, but Chauncey's ladybug piece is a cute little bug after all!
Maybe one of them was someone's cat, like the one in this Precious Pets Quiltlet by Artmixter.
The kitties in those days would not have been lucky enough to be adorned by a lovely, hand-made collar like this one from Pam of Bagsandmorebypam.
In those very early days in England, there was very little extra space for burial sites, so sometimes the locals would dig up coffins and reuse the graves. When they reopened some of the coffins, about one out of 25 were found to have scratch marks on the inside. They realized that they had been burying some people alive, when they were really thought to be dead. Someone came up with the idea of tying a string on the wrist of the corpse, leading the string up through the coffin and through the ground and tying it to a bell. Someone would then sit out in the graveyard all night listening for the bell (the "graveyard shift"). If the bell sounded, that person was "saved by the bell."
The bell they used was most likely not as pretty as this one by Jill of Jillstreasurechest...
"It's My Bread" by Attackofthevintage
This is a cozy blanket to wrap a baby in.
Hebrew Baby Name Blanket by Barb of blazingneedles
Back in those early days, wouldn't the little ones have enjoyed a wonderful garment like this beautiful creation?
Body Suit Onesie by sassalynneSo those are a few of the funny expressions that are so common today but the origin of which may not have been so clear. With that......
"All good things come to an end." So, BBEST friends, it's truly been "the bee's knees." Now I'm off to "bone up" on more of these funny sayings for next time!