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Friday, January 20, 2012

Photo Finish Friday - In Review

Woo, everypup and everycat.  It's me, Dave.  Thanks for understanding about us punting yesterday.  You guys are the best!  Of course, now we feel pressured to come up with something really great today ... but that's the way it goes.  Zim and I thought we'd show you some photo highlights from the past couple days - you know, what's been keeping us so busy!  Ready to get started?

Me? I've been working in the Studio a lot! Here I am, working very hard:

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We saw a picture of a beautiful quilt our buddy Remington's Beth made that was all really wonderful "comfort colors" -- those fabrics that just make you feel as warm and fuzzy as ... well, as me ... inside and out! It inspired Mom and me to dig through some of her baskets and put together a scrappy quilt out of some of our "comfort colors"! Just scraps of stuff Mom has saved from other projects.  Take a look at our early progress up on the pressing table while I take a quick break:

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How about a close-up of one of my favorite little snippets?


Ha woo. I wonder how that Siberian got slipped in there?

Mom left me to finish up some work, then went upstairs to make an apple pie.  Zim helped her out - he's great at kitchen stuff!

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"Hey, Mom.  Whatcha doing?  How long does that thing take, anyway?"

Zim said it took Mom forever to make the pie, but he stuck with her every step of the way.

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As a reward for all of our hard work, and to celebrate single-digit temperatures, we did a lot of this:

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In case you're wondering, we didn't get any pie. That's OK, we still have lots of Happy Heart cookies and Stinky Goodness treats!

Dad worked hard doing a lot of work stuff this week, too, and because he doesn't think it's fun to golf when it's all frosty and cold outside, he started recording some of his and Mom's vinyl albums (that's what bipeds used to listen to a million years ago) - and put them into Mom's iTunes thingie. Mom let me sample some old Michael Franks one afternoon in the Studio. Here's what I thought:

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... say B'wana he no home... ♫ "

Can you see my smile? That guy is smoooooooth!

Speaking of smooth guys ... Zim conned Mom into taking him out to that Tuttle Creek Dam/Ocean place!  Here's a collage of him looking around:


Zim said it was super windy and colder than cold can be. Doesn't that sound great?

So as you can see, we've been real busy right here in Kansas, working hard and stuff. It's not like we've been on an airplane somewhere with some of the other Mango Minster judges flying to an undisclosed location. Really.



  1. What a great adventure....your mom is very lucky to have such great help like you!!

  2. I sent you some snow. Did you get it? I didn't see it in any of your pictures. That Turtle creek looks like a great place to swim in. Did you get to swim.

    Oh, I Guess this is all a dream cause we are all up in a plane. You guys are sitting snug and comfy in your chairs with excellent food and drinks and I AM IN THE BATHROOM.....

    Somebody get that crazy cat away from the door.

  3. You boys really work hard. It looks like you have a great start on that quilt. Can't wait to see it finished.


  4. Heeheeee......I just noticed that you two do alot of your work with your heads resting on da floor!!! BOL

  5. Your mom is a really good seamstress! We just started sewing in our house. It's fun!

    Lots of Love,


  6. Sweet grin, awesome quilt, and we love your bone shaped nappy map.

    Boondocks & The Love Shack Pack

  7. Woozers, woo pups have been BUSY! We've gotten behind on our blog reading, but mom's done with her project now so we can see what everyone's been up to!
    We love the husky snippet in the quilt - so cool! And Mom was drooling on her keyboard when she saw that beautiful apple pie on fb! Did woo get to taste an apple slice?

    jack & moo

  8. Dave Quilting, Zim Apple pies, Tuttle Creek all in Kansas? Wait weren't you both on that airplane heading um..... some where?

    The silvers and more

  9. There's a great big puddle of drool on the floor in front of Mitch. He loves apples!
    Your mom does beautiful quilt work, Dave!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  10. The quilt Beth made is called the Big Bad Plaid.... Yours is awesome. AND I found more quilt sightings on your blog. Your home is SO beautiful! Your studio must be large. Do you have a lot of windows in there? I can't wait to help Beth this weekend on the next quilt. It's so much fun!

  11. thank goodness you are there to help momma
    Benny & Lily

  12. You 2 r ALWAYZ so BIZY - we Beaglebratz git tired just readin'bout it. We'd help mom tu if she ever made an apple pie - we LOVE applez. Az fer the quiltin' - our mom duz good IF she cood sew 2 piecez of cloth tugether. Oh an' we LOVE your walkz - by the time mom gitz home frum werk, the daytime iz startin'tu go away. We du haf a nise bakyard tu go huntin'around BUTT that iz NOT the same az a walk.
    Shiloh'n Shasta

    PeeS- Our mom lovez that quilt. She thinkz your mom iz very artsy.

  13. Working in the studio...working in the kitchen!
    You two are grrreat!
    Kisses and hugs

  14. You had a busy week with sewing, baking, and fun outdoor adventures. We can smell that apple pie! Hmmm. Enjoy the weekend!

    Nina, Myshka, Sasha, Betsy, Lucy, Phoebe and Lily

  15. You guys are just amazing!!


  16. Did Zim even get a slice of apple before they went into the pie? I like apples sometimes but not everytime Mom tries to share.

    Did Dave get his bone shaped bed from BB&B? Mom saw something there the other day and wondered if I would like it.


  17. Wow, you guys have been busy, baking pies, quilting, walking, resting. Sounds like a great time.