I’ve been meaning to post this photo for a while.  When Puzzle and I were finally reunited after my trip, she was so overjoyed to see me that first she licked my face a kazillion times, and then, quite without warning, she swatted my face with her paw.  She has sharp nails, as you can see.
injured by Pz

Have a nice day!

Better than L.L. Bean

I was so involved in crocheting this sweater for Puzzle that I decided to stay up until Puzzle’s first nighttime wake-up, which is generally at around 10:30.  Well, get this: Puzzle slept through the night.  I stayed up all night waiting for her wake-up.  I couldn’t be more delighted that she slept all night, and I’m also thrilled that I got this sweater done, at around 6:30 this morning.


The outer blend is made of “mystery pink” with sparkly flecks mixed with gray wool and the turquiose lining is soft orlon.  The maroon decoration is orlon as well.   This custom design is sure to keep Puzzle warm when she grows into it in a few weeks.  I’m sure she will wear it with pride, or at least Mama will be proud!

Winter Fashions by Julie

Pz7wk fashion statementI was a designer in a previous life.  This is Puzzle’s new outfit.

Okay, okay, I didn’t create the pattern.  I just crocheted it.  Here’s where you can find the pattern:

Here is my original decorated dog carrier:

home decorating

I decorated it for the purpose of keeping Puzzle warm while we travel.

Any questions, contact Puzzle, my agent.

Puzzle close up

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Pz1 1_12_07

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Pz7 1_12_07I’m participating in an open mic tonight.  I’ll be reading my post, “The Death of QB,” (November 13, I believe) and the recent post, “Dream.”  I wrote “Dream” specifically for the open mic, because I didn’t like the other piece I had planned.  It’s nice to be able to tell myself, “I don’t like this one, so I guess I’ll write another.”

Puzzling, isn’t it?


The likes of Sudoku, the Rubik’s CUBE, Crosswords…

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Here are some more photos of Puzzle and her family:

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Puzzle 1_3_07 #1

Puzzle 1_3_07 #2

this is another one of the puppies:

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Puppy #3 2 1_3_07

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Isa 1_3_07

I have more to tell you about, lots more, plus I need to scan a photo of Captain, the dad of the litter, that Elaine, the breeder, kindly gave me, but it’s getting late and I’m tired.  I hope you enjoyed the puppy photos.