Is it possible that there will be peace in our lifetime?

The lion will lie down with the lamb.

The Arab and Israeli will be friends.

The Serbs and the Croats will make peace.

The Republican and the Democrat . . . . . Nah! Too unlikely.

But we do have this . . . . .


This was not staged! It was entirely voluntary. Hester jumped in first and Kirby followed. We immediately rewarded them with a biscuit and then Kirby realized the enormity of what he had done and jumped out. He then resumed his normal pattern of ignoring her until she got too annoying and then snapping at her. But there is a ray of hope. They spent the night in the same room last night and there was no bloodshed, so we are making progress.

And these pictures are for Marguerite who was bemoaning the lack of color in her landscape:



Before you get too jealous, Marguerite, this early spring comes at the price of a severely low snow pack. They are predicting drought for this summer, we will be paying for all this beautiful color.

On the knitting front, I have made progress on the Pacific Northwest Shawl:


I was thinking even as I took the picture that I was still disappointed that you couldn’t see the pattern developing. But I was surprised when I viewed the picture that you can see it quite well. I feel a little bit like I’m working blind. the only thing that I have to tell me that I’m doing ok is that the stitch count comes out correctly. I am not particularly liking working lace on such big needles (size 6), but I think I will be happy with the outcome. It’s coming along fairly quickly – I’m at the next to the last pattern and then just the border to do! After the Mediterranean Shawl, this border will probably seem very quick! I hope!

4 thoughts on “

  1. How pretty! How spring looking! Thanks for the colorful pictures. But my favorite is the two little dogs in the basket.

    I hope they do become good buddies. They could have so much fun together.

  2. Dorothy! What a great dog picture! When Moses was a puppy, it took about a year before we think Maggie finally figured out he was staying. Now they are inseparable little pack of thier own! I am so ready for redbud and forsythia…a few more weeks!

    happy Easter!

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