Friday, February 22, 2013

Heavens to Murgatroyd

Meet  Murgatroyd the Moose!

Remember Murgatroyd?  I love the sound that name makes. I couldn't have told you where I heard it, other than from my childhood... but it was stuck in my mind as this little one joined the Moosestash gang.

Is she just too cute? 
Here's what Google had to say about it.

Meaning

An exclamation of surprise.

Origin

'Heavens to Murgatroyd' is American in origin and dates from the mid 20th century. The expression was popularized by the cartoon character Snagglepuss - a regular on the Yogi Bear Show in the 1960s, and is a variant of the earlier 'heavens to Betsy'.
Who Knew!
:-)

Here is what I do know thought...
She has a face that you just have to love.
Her roots come from the great
I stumbled on them thru Pinterest. Their roots are rubber stamps. The images were so darn cute, that I had to write and see if they would allow me to turn some on them into quilties. I was delighted when they said yes. While they are still copyrighted, I was able to make her for personal use, but I can't sell her or the pattern, which was all good with me. I don't know about you, but I am thinking that Whippersnapper would have a great future in quilt patterns!


Little Murgatroyd here was put together out of stash. I combed the scrap pile to find fabrics.  Quilting the polka dot border was a fun way to finish her off. It leaves a delightful little texture.
 I found that carrying over my threads made it much easier to go from dot to dot, but was there a LOT of trimming to do. Now there is a lot of vacuuming to do!
:-)
So there you have it, the newest member. I suggest you check out Whippersnapper yourself and see all the delightful things they have to offer.

Betsy huh... should my next moose be Betsy?  You know I am open to suggestions!
:-)


17 comments:

  1. Hi!!! I am starting to be a big moose fan!!! This little one is adorable!!! I think Betsy would be a cute name for a little girly moose!! Thanks for the fun!!!

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  2. This is adorable! I think Betsy is a great moose name.

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  3. Oh how fun! How about a Snagglepuss to go with Murgatroyd? Have a happy weekend!

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  4. She is awesome cuteness! Going to have to check this out! Love, love, love....

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  5. Oh yes, Murgatoryd is a most adorable moose, your work is so wonderful and yest Murgatoryd could you a friend, so I cannot wait to meet Betsy when you make her. The the rose in the mouth.

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  6. Heavens to Murgatroyd is a saying my Grandma used. I never had such a cute vision in my mind when she said it. Yours is uber cute. Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...

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  7. Ahh, the memories you brought back with your Heavens to Murgatroyd story. Love it! This moose is just so dang cute!

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  8. She looks terrific and I love the polka dot quilting idea.

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  9. OMG!...I can remember watching that cartoon and I can hear old Snagglepuss now saying that! So funny. A totally enjoyable post! Murgatroyd goes pretty well with haberdashery don't you think? lol Your little Murgatroyd is awfully adorable!

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  10. Murgatroyd is fantastic! Oh yes you do need to make a Betsy.

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  11. Murgatroyd is darling. I watched Snagglepuss and Yogi Bear when I was young. The quilt is too cute.

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  12. That is soooooooooooooo stinking adorable!

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  13. She is just sew precious. I am very glad you included the explaination of Murgatroyd. I could hear it in my head but couldn't put the TV or movie with it. It would have driven me crazy ( I would never have thought to Google it). Congrats on this newest member to your clan.

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  14. So darn cute. They should move into quilt designs. They'd make a killing.

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  15. She is special!! You have made her look so good. You are right about the designs looking great!

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