Thursday, October 29, 2009

More Shopping

Thanks to all of you brave souls that emptied your stitching bags and baskets! It's been enlightening.

I've been out finding the crazy in the world. Not the craft store this time. At B&N I was flipping through the British magazine Cross Stitch Card Shop. I came across this pattern.



You may not be able to make it out because you won't be able to wrap your head around it. It's a merpoodle. What I like best is it says "Especially for you." Who is the person that you think of when you see a merpoodle? "You know what? She is such a merpoodle person!" The mind boggles. Truly. And we wonder why cross stitch has such a bad rep.

So then I was in the Rite Aid, and I found this:

Just what every dog needs. You know, because they aren't walking around in their own damn fur coats! I like that it keeps the paws free--you know when they need to use the remote or telelphone or read a book. (You have to kind of be familiar with the Snuggie ads for that to make sense.) It's true: Americans are so dumb they'll buy anything.

19 comments:

Blu said...

I'm...speechless and ... yeah....

Catherine G. said...

Things that make you go hhhmmm........

I bet it is a hoot to go shopping with you!

Linen Stitcher said...

A merpoodle? Definitely not one of your more predictable cross stitch designs . . .

corinna said...

craziest pattern award, right there....
just nutty coconuts

zoomcity said...

It's especially for me, on those days when I feel like visiting the sea. Maybe you never noticed I change my blog title to Raised by Merpoodles on those days? OK, I'm out. I'll have to get my brother working on it, since his tall tales were the original inspiration for my blog title.

Deb said...

What the hell is a merpoodle? I swear, I don't know where they come up with this stuff. And you're right, we'll buy anything. And then what do we do with the stuff after we buy it - just about nothing.

Laura said...

OMG...DH told me they were making snuggies for pets and I didn't believe him.

Nannette said...

Did you happen to see any Snuggies for cats? I don't have a dog...

Annemarie said...

What? You don't like the Merpoodle design? What's wrong with it? I thought it was really tastefully done.

You know, I think maybe the designer was influenced by the Dutch language. 'Seal' in Dutch is 'zeehond', which literally means 'sea dog'. So there.

Carolyn NC said...

ROFL!!!

MelissaD said...

Next maybe they'll have Snuggies for your Chia pet just in time for holiday shopping! :P

mainely stitching said...

My mom might actually like a merpoodle. I probably should not admit to that....

C in DC said...

Despite having lived 3 winters-only in Newport and 1 winter-only in Ithaca (that is, no summers there), my hubby doesn't get why anyone would even conceive of a snugglie let alone buy one.

The Merpoodle does stretch the imagination.

Anonymous said...

Oh, me. My little angel, Clementine, is surely spinning in her toy poodle grave.

Merpoodle, indeed!

dd

Sadie said...

You wanted to know
'Who is the person that you think of when you see a merpoodle?'
Well, the next time I see one, I'll think of you!
LMAO
I can't believe someone actually gets paid to think these things up.
Is it a series? What's next a merhamster?

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Okay, I have to admit the merpoodle is a bit beyond my comprehension. But, I am now, almost ashamed to admit that I put little coats on my tiny doggies. They're already pretty girlie looking but boy, when I get their coats on they're over the top girlie. I'm sick. I know it. I never had a daughter so I guess I feel a need to play dress up. My boys CAN'T STAND when I put things on them. I will not however, be buying them a snuggie! I think the leopard print things I put on them are tacky enough, thank you!!! ;-)

Aussie Stitcher said...

LOL, merpoodle? I think I might have seen it all now!

Anonymous said...

The merpoodle design was designed at MY request. It was inspired by a vintage wall paper I uncovered while remodeling the bathroom in my historic home.
If this is your idea of having seen it all, you need to get out more.

Anna van Schurman said...

Dear Merpoodle Lady, This isn't my idea of "having seen it all." Sweetheart, you've got to go a lot farther to get even near some of the "Things I Have Seen." No, I didn't mention that even once in the post. I'm pleased you convinced someone to design it based on your merpoodle wallpaper. But I don't see why the rest of us needed it. We were perfectly happy without it.