Here are my dear helpers looking out at you. Patience, the perfect bear, who has been with me for 30 years. Her best friend is Acorn, the small squirrel. Next to Patience is Francesca, who was given to me by a lovely lady in Lucca, who is also named Francesca. On the side is Raggle Taggle, who is missing an ear, but loved completely. Raggle was given to me by Beth Mather of Indiana.
These faithful helpers sit atop my drafting table and watch me (and help me) work. Today they watched as I inadvertently DELETED my blog roll. Help please and send me your blog name to include again.
Happy New Year. Let's hope this is the WORST thing I do this year!
p.s. After the semi-disaster we went to a friend's ranch for a real California New Year's celebration. Here are some photos:
My trusty cake carrier and I depart
We drive through the backcountry to the ranch
Before the lemon cake disappeared
(recipe to follow soon)
End of a long day for our host