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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Busy Times for the Guide Dog for the Color Blind

Woo, everypup and everycat! It's me, Dave - Guide Dog for the Color Blind. As many of you know, as GDFTCB, it's up to me to check out new fabric Mom brings into the Studio. It's important for me to see them early in the creative process, so I can make a mental note about what wonderful colors we've added to our palette. We haven't had much time to sew lately, but we have done a little work in the Fabric Acquisition area. I thought I'd share just a little of that with you so you can see how hard I work around here!

First up is a little fun pack of fabrics Mom and I won from her quilt group! (Everyone who finished this one project had their name put in a hat and Mom's name was drawn!!!) I was so excited when it arrived in the mail! Here's a little collage of me checking it out:

Guide Dog for the Color Blind at work

It's patriotic fabric in a cool draw-string bag made from another patriotic fabric. It has one of my favorite sayings on it - "God Bless America"! I just love it - and so does Mom! We ♥ patriotic fabric!!!

Next, we got in a pretty substantial order from our friends at the
Fat Quarter Shop! They had an insane offer of 40% off the 1895 Batiks. Mom and I have a weakness for batiks. Have a look at these babies:

DSCN6228 Dave
Simply irresistible!

Here's a closer look:

DSCN6230 Dave

Mom said that the bigger stack is called "
Shaved Ice" and the other one is "Ocean".

DSCN6231 Dave
"Did you say 'Shaved Ice'?!?"

Zim heard Mom say "ocean" and had to check it out:

DSCN6234 Zim
"Hey! It's like the colors of the Kansas Ocean... isn't it, Dave?"

Well, not reeeeeeeeally... but it made Mom think about other oceans she's been to. I think she should make a quilt for her and Zimmie to share with some of those fabrics. That would be pretty cool. Speaking of cool... this "Shaved Ice" pack?

DSCN6233 Dave
"This one's MINE!"

OH, yeah! I can see something for ME out of this! Although ... I think we should do something for Ammy, too - she's REALLY into ice! ... And Stormy would look really cool lounging on a blue quilt ... and come to think of it, Zim epitomizes cool... so ... maybe we should all share the "Shaved Ice" pack!

I wonder if we could combine "Shaved Ice" with the "Ocean" ... or would that cause some freezing issues? Then Mom throws other stuff into the mix (click here) ... and asks what I think. Woo. This Guide Dog for the Color Blind stuff is hard work!!! I think I need some shaved ice and a trip to the Kansas Ocean ...



  1. Shaved ice and an ocean? Next you will have Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio standing on the ship and . . . ok, maybe the ice is not that big.

    P.S. our word of the day is rembed. Is that remember bed? Or REM sleep in bed? Either way, we are off to a nap.

  2. Dear Dave, well I think you certainly do deserve both the trip to the ocean and shaved ice.

    The fabrics are really beautiful, and even more beautiful cos we get to see your handsome face admiring them.

    ;0D My friend, keep up the good work of GDFTCB. You are stunning at it.

    lotsaluv from Marvin xxxx

    and Bad De Ya from Jeannie xxxx

    Apparently it means something, I have no idea in my Marvin head what though!

  3. Hi there Dave,

    We think the fabric with the Stars are really pretty. And the colors of the Ocean and Shaved Ice are so vibrant!

    You and your Mom sure make a great pair in your work. Way to go, Dave!

    Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai & Wai-Max

  4. Geez Dave, you are really working way too hard pondering all of the fabric choices.

    I like the fact you are trying to set up Zim, Ammy and Stormy with the correct colors for them.

    I would never even give Flash a second thought except of how to steal his stuff.

    After all your work you deserve a rest.

    Remy and Flash

  5. What lovely colours :-)


  6. Congrats to your mom for winning, it is always so much fun to win stuff. :)

    Love the new color as well. Can't wait to see what she makes with them.

  7. Hi, handsome Dave, we're sure your Mommy appreciates all your help and hard work, sweetie; those are beautiful fabrics...Happy day, sweet friends, stay cool...kisses...Calle, Halle, Sukki

  8. We know those new fabrics get the creative juices flowin' for your mom! We bet she's already cut into them and has started on her newest project!
    The fabrics are just beautiful, Dave!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  9. You definitely need some shaved ice at the ocean!

  10. Your brain is going to explode from all that hard work Davy. My mum says some of the fabric she sent your mum might work too. I definitely remember seeing a beach on one of them.


  11. Dave, you are such a hard worker! We really like that patriotic bag and of course we love shaved ice and oceans too! We knew you helped your mom pick out colors but we didn't know you picked out her projects too. We hope she takes your suggestions and that we get to see what she makes!

  12. Beautiful colours!! The ocean and shaved ice certainly sound very good too! Good job Dave! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

  13. It sounds like you could help counter-act global warming with those colors!!! My color-blind Mom thinks the material is beautiful, and since you have given you CBGD stamp of approval, she can rest assured that it really is! ;-)

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Mutant Puppy

  14. Hmmm... I would like to know why your precious pups are so well behaved and mine would make it a fabric snack!! Beautiful fabrics!!

  15. Anonymous7:41 PM

    Davey thanks for your compliments on my new collar! I hope that you aren't extra busy from any calls you are getting regarding my contest! hehehe
    Don’t forget to hop on over to my blog for the Give-A-Way! You could win a custom made dog collar just for YOU! You even get to pick the fabric and style. All you have to do is leave me a comment and get an extra entry by also telling me what your favorite fabric is or by posting about it on your bloggie!! I hope you will play with me!! Good luck!


  16. Those are gorgeous colors Dave! I think they look nice with your beautiful blue eyes!


  17. Dave!
    That is a pawesome combination!
    I can see you have been working very hard!
    Kisses and hugs

  18. Hi Dave, we can see you are going to be very busy indeed.
    First of all congrats on winning the fun pack of fabrics We loved the cool patriotic bag.
    That could be just the thing for you to keep all your little treasures in Dave.
    The other new fabric looks delightful - particularly liked the shaved ice. Even better when it's a bargain too.
    We think that would look nice in a bedroom - you could dream of the sea.
    Martha and Bailey xxx

  19. Wooo - your making my head spin! We can't wait to see what projects your Mom will make! Keep us posted!