Scrap Happy for November 15, 2019

It’s a bit melancholy for me this round, but I will share with you what I began several months back.  🙂

Each month we took Buddy in to be groomed because he was too big and too HaiRy for us to keep him looking and smelling nice.  And each month the groomer sent him home in a cute kerchief tied about his neck.  I couldn’t throw them out.

hey!  it’s fabric after all!  ok?

So I began making quilt blocks out of them

Some were bones and some were balls

and I didn’t get the Buddy Quilt done in time…

I am going to finish it  and will include a blank block in the middle to put our dog’s names on it. I feel it is a great save of what otherwise would be landfill fodder.   It will be a good memory quilt to honor Buddy and all the other pups past and present.

And now go see what other’s have made this past month for Scrap Happy!


KateGun, TittiHeléneEvaSue, Nanette, Lynn, Lynda (me),
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy, Debbierose, Tracy, Jill, Claire, JanKaren,
Moira, SandraLindaChrisNancy, Alys, Kerry, Claire, Jean, Johanna,
Joanne, Jon, HayleyDawn, Gwen and Connie




25 thoughts on “Scrap Happy for November 15, 2019

  1. claire93 says:

    how lovely! a quilt in memory of Buddy! And rather good of your dog groomer to send dogs home clean and with a new necktie after each grooming!

    • Lynda says:

      Claire, I have a confession to make: I used to think that they were silly. Wasteful. And one day I realized, that no matter what I thought about them, I had been saving them. That’s when I got the idea for the quilt. 😉

  2. magpiesue says:

    I know how hard it is to have to make the transition from one good dog to another. You have my condolences on Buddy’s passing. This is a brilliant way to repurpose those neckerchiefs. I only have a few from when our mini Poodle came home from the groomer (he didn’t always get one, probably due to bad behavior). I included one in a quilt I made back then but there are a couple others I could put to good use… 🙂

  3. katechiconi says:

    That is a really good idea. Mouse doesn’t need a groomer, but he has a wardrobe of several bandannas and I’m now determined there will be more. One day we will need to say goodbye, and on that day, I’ll be glad I have something to make to remember him by.

    • Lynda says:

      Thank you, Linda. It seemed appropriate to include them as they were all well loved. Those bones are actually a modified “Bow Tie” block. Not my invention, but I was happy to put it to use! 😉

    • Lynda says:

      Thank you, Yvonne. I am not the first to employ this block. It is a very old Bow Tie modification. I enjoy knowing is made from Buddy’s “old clothes”, as it were, and that this is also a very old tradition to honor a loved one.

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