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Thread: Pokey Little Puppy

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    Ok, here's my first attempt at posting a picture! When I was a very little girl, my favorite book was The Pokey Little Puppy (a Little Golden Book). Every night my dad would read it to me, and I'd ask him to read it over and over. Throughout the years, he's mentioned how many times he'd have to read that book before I'd go to sleep. So for my dad's 80th Christmas, I couldn't resist buying the Pokey Puppy fabric and making a quilt for him. If I posted correctly, you'll hopefully see a picture of him with his quilt!

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    Oh gosh, I love the quilt for your Dad. I too loved reading that book to my children when they were young. What a fantastic idea - I didn't even know you could get the Pokey Little Puppy fabric :)

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    OMGosh! I loved the Pokey Little Puppy! That is so funny that you posted this. The day I flew home from Texas after my mom died I had to go to the store with my DH and there was a rack of the Little Golden Books with the Pokey Little Puppy right up front. My husband thought I was nuts when I dropped it in our basket and I was just like "my mom just died...can you just let this one go please". That book is in my sewing room right now :D I love that fabric!!

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    That is so sweet- thanks for showing us the quilt with your Dad. I used to read that book to my kids, too.

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    Priceless and Precious!

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    That is so cute! I can just imagine how thrilled he was to get such a special gift!!

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    that is the sweetest thing ever.

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    What a wonderful remembrance of happy times with your Dad!
    He must be thrilled :D:D

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    I can just imagine how thrilled he was to get such a special little girl! He looks like a wonderful Dad. I lost mine in 1997 and miss him. Thank you for sharing yours. Gabrielle

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    All 4 of my adult children would kill for that quilt. You've done an amazing job of capturing a classic!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynnie25
    Oh gosh, I love the quilt for your Dad. I too loved reading that book to my children when they were young. What a fantastic idea - I didn't even know you could get the Pokey Little Puppy fabric :)
    That's the cutest idea. I loved this book too. Never saw the fabric before but would have made a quilt to snuggle under as I read it to my girls :) Is there Good night moon fabric- do you think? They have Care Bears incorporated into the ones they took to college :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyn
    Quote Originally Posted by Lynnie25
    Oh gosh, I love the quilt for your Dad. I too loved reading that book to my children when they were young. What a fantastic idea - I didn't even know you could get the Pokey Little Puppy fabric :)
    That's the cutest idea. I loved this book too. Never saw the fabric before but would have made a quilt to snuggle under as I read it to my girls :) Is there Good night moon fabric- do you think? They have Care Bears incorporated into the ones they took to college :)
    I haven't seen any Good Night Moon fabric, but I'll let you know if I do. I "googled" it and couldn't find any that is like the book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sosewcrazy
    Ok, here's my first attempt at posting a picture! When I was a very little girl, my favorite book was The Pokey Little Puppy (a Little Golden Book). Every night my dad would read it to me, and I'd ask him to read it over and over. Throughout the years, he's mentioned how many times he'd have to read that book before I'd go to sleep. So for my dad's 80th Christmas, I couldn't resist buying the Pokey Puppy fabric and making a quilt for him. If I posted correctly, you'll hopefully see a picture of him with his quilt!
    I bet he got a kick out of that!

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    Cindy made up several of the soft books, including Pokey Little Puppy, for our little grandson for Christmas. They're so cute!

    Never thought of putting the pages into a quilt though.

    Very clever! And it makes a really cute quilt! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Beautiful quilt and endearing story.

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    What was his response? :D Adorable quilt...

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    I'll bet it made him smile... and he'll think of you everytime he sees it.

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    oh I love that fabric, I have it but have not figured out how to put it together. Thanks for showing this.

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    I too remember that book. Nice quilt for your Dad.

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    Love it! I remember that book from my childhood, too, and just to make sure I wasn't confused, I looked it up - yes, there's a Wikipedia article on it! It came out in 1942. It's no wonder it's still popular. It's just wonderful that you had the idea to use it in this way for your dad.

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    So, did he tell you the story from memory or did you tell him the story? I hope he enjoys the quilt! You did a great job on it.

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    Very nice. I know your dad will treasure it!

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    That is sooooo special - how sweet of you! I love it.

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    That is a very touching memory and tribute to your Dad.

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    I'll bet he still knows most of the words!

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