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Thread: to the dogs..oh well

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    Senior Member lisalisa's Avatar
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    to the dogs..oh well

    My dear friend's son let it slip recently that they use the quilt I made them in their dog bed.
    Most might hear that and flip a lid. But I've been a member of QB for a while now and I knew it would happen eventually. lol..I've arrived. *bow*

    I know where it lands won't matter. But keeping someone warm (be that a stranger or a fur baby) is what truly matters. And in that, I don't even care.

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    Some loves it and that is what counts! I bet the furbaby sure does appreciate it!
    Resolve to be thyself, and know, that he who finds himself, loses his misery. Mathew Arnold 'Self-Dependence' 1822-1888

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    Puppies need quilts too. But if it were me, they wouldn't get another quilt. Just sayin...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike'sgirl View Post
    Puppies need quilts too. But if it were me, they wouldn't get another quilt. Just sayin...
    Yeah, they got knocked off the list. But the dog is getting put on. So HA!
    We couldn't all be cowboys, so some of us are clowns.
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    My mother gave my brother a hand made quilt she got in a raffle. When she went to visit him he had given it to his dog. She also gave him a Afghan she made and found it on the floor stuffed under a door. From that point on we don't want to make him anything. If we do we put as little effort in to it. He is getting married in two weeks so I had fabric of the double wedding band. I had a piece cut that I know is too small for his bed. We pillowed cases it together. And used the machine to quilt it really fast nothing fancy. Gonna tell him it's a wall hanging.


    He will remain off our list for while until he can prove to us he will take care of the stuff we make him.
    Last edited by omgtimmcgraw; 01-28-2013 at 06:24 PM.

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    I keep telling myself, that when you give a gift, you no longer own it. The receiver can use it or dispose of it if they want. this is really hard to accept when you have made a quilt with expensive fabric. I put more money into the quilt than if I had just gone out and purchased something.
    Jean in MI

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    One of the very first quilts I made I gave to my collie I used it to practice free motion quilting and loved seeing her be cozy with it (she is one of those types of dogs that will walk through the house until she finds some fabric on the floor - a small dishtowel or one of the kids' sweatshirts - and then snuggle on that -- she really loves fabric!). Maybe your friend's dog was equally drawn to the love and comfort of your quilt...
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    I know when you give a gift, it is gone. it really hurts when you spend alot of time and they do not appreciate. I am very careful about giving my quilts. i would rather give one to charity or even a raffle for the church or school.
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    I had the same experience. I gave a quilt to a friend and yep... it ended up in the dog bed. I was hurt .. but I just crossed them off the quilt list .. it made room for others who are more quilt worthy.

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    Kudos to all of you who are so graceful about your quilts being given to the dog. In all honesty I would be a tad offended, would have to have a bit of a pout and scratch them off my list for future handmade gifts.
    Quilt outside of the box!

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