Thursday, March 15, 2012

Let's Take a (Road Trip) Break!

Woo, everypup and everycat.  It's me, Dave.  I've been working really hard down in the Studio with my mom lately - she's been writing up the directions for an original table runner pattern and has been finishing up another runner she re-wrote the directions for.  She chose some WILD fabrics for that one that just aren't "us" and believe me, they've been giving both of us a major headache.

The other day, Zim came in to check on us to see how we were doing.

IMG_7042 Zim
"Hey Mom!  Hey Dave!  Whatcha guys d-- ... WHOA!"

He took one look at the re-written directions runner (you can see it there in the foreground) and decided Mom and I should take a break.  And quickly!  He suggested a car ride.

When Mom went into the inner room of the Studio to unplug the iron, I made my move.

IMG_7045 Dave
"I call shotgun!"

I called it first, so I got to ride shotgun!

IMG_7063 Dave
Me riding shotgun!

It was really fun!  We drove all the way out to Keats to go to one of Mom and Zim's favorite parks.  I had never been out there!  I think Zim was a little concerned that I wouldn't be as good of a navigator as he is, but we made it just fine.  Here he is on the way home:

IMG_7064 Zim
"Mom?  Are you sure you know how to get home, Mom?  
Take a left.  No, your other left!  
Dave, tell her!"

What a backseat driver. Ha woo!

Luv,
Dave

PS: The pix of us in the car were taken while we were stopped in the parking lot.  Mom does not take pix while driving!

20 comments:

  1. That table runner sure is bright! Since it has purple in it I think it is just fine. Not that it would go with my decor either. It looks like you boys had a fun trip with mom. Maybe you should get her to take more breaks like that.

    Cindy

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  2. Happy day! Another quilt sighting! I love to give directions too when I LET Beth drive....

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  3. That is very bright. Good thing Zim came in to suggest a break. I always ride shotgun. Even if there is another human in the car. I mean that's my spot.
    Blessings,
    Goose

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  4. Road trip! I looooove riding in the car. I get to ride in it whenever we go visit Grandma, and sometimes when we go to the dog park nearby. But I don't like to ride shotgun. That seat makes me nervous. I ride in the back with my blankie.

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  5. That is going to make a very bright and happy table fur sure.

    Love that you got to ride SHOTGUN!!!

    Super Break from the quilting. Good Idea!!!

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  6. We are ALL back seat drivers.

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  7. Woah. Drives are the best. We're really glad your mom doesn't take pics while driving b/c we want you all to be very very safe!

    xoxo,

    Nora

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  8. What a great break you guys got! And to such a cool park! That IS one wild quilt, but check out all the patterning - so intensely beautiful!
    (Our pawrents have trouble with their turns too - we keep telling them "their other left" etc. heheh)
    Hugs xoxoxo
    Sammie and Avalon

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  9. lucky for mom she has two navigators to help her out! :)

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  10. First of all, love the colors in the table runner!

    Glad Zim was a good navigator. You must have taught he well.

    Drools and licks,
    Minnie and Mack

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  11. That is wild fabric, we just love anything with purple in it.
    You 2 are so lucky, we love road trip, but we are all back seat drivers.

    The silvers and more

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  12. Definitely looks like time for a break...glad you made it back safe!! :)

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  13. Ooooh, I love the photo with your reflection in the car window. Hope you had a fun time :)xx

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  14. I can't believe you were nice enough to let Davy navigate, Zimmie! Since you managed to post this, I assume you got home safely.

    Huffs

    p.s. I missed you all!

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  15. Mom says that purple is red is an awesome combination - almost as perfect as purple and orange together!
    My Maggie used to love to ride shotgun. I prefer the back seat.

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch

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  16. That is a bright runner but it's very pretty! How fun to take your mom on a road trip! She needs more breaks like that!

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  17. mol! Zim does look worried :) Dave, you and Zim do such a good job looking out for your mom. Hope you all had fun at the park!

    Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

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  18. Glad you had fun a break at the park.
    Riding in the car is fun too.

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

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  19. Perfect, you knew exactly when to call "shotgun." The pattern for the quilt is really nice..
    Benny & Lily

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  20. Oh, I just love that last picture - so arty & clever!! :-)

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