Happy Valentine’s Day!

Tea valentine


Quick — what’s the best Valentine’s Day present you ever received?  Here’s mine, hands down:

Bonnie with Billie's toy


This is what she looked like the day my husband gave her to me:

Bonnie baby picture

Totally irresistible!  I named her Bonnie (“My Bonnie Valentine”) and she’s been my constant companion ever since.  Everybody should receive a puppy for a present at least once in their life!




Tomorrow night (Thursday, February 7th) from 7 – 8 p.m., as part of the annual Author Fair, I’ll be appearing at the Camas Public Library in Camas, Washington, along with eleven other fabulous NW authors:

Carmen Bernier-Grand, Susan Blackaby, Susan Fletcher, Kirby Larson, Chris Kurtz, Jane Kurtz, Rosanne Parry, Liz Rusch, Graham Salisbury and Seth Sjostrom.

WOW!  What a fun line-up!  If you’re in the area, come join us!

Public Flyer Author Fair 2013_2


Just-for-fun Monday

What’s not to love about Shetland ponies sporting cardigans?


This is part of a “Visit Scotland” ad campaign from Scotland’s Tourism Organization — and I’d call it a smashing success! Sure makes me want to go there–and makes me want to pick up my knitting needles again, too.  Click here to head over to their website and see more cute ponies in sweaters.

That’s all!  Over and out — just a wee smile for a Monday morning.