Sunday, May 01, 2005

Gifts from Abroad

Gifts from Abroad

Sweet little presents from Ellen, mementos from her home in Holland. The greater gift, of course, is a new friendship! The background is the revised version of the Shetland/mohair crocheted shawl. I m planning to add another strip of green, hoping to dye more roving in the orangy tone and pick up some of the other colors. The shape of it is looking like it might want to become a poncho!

Another little adventure I intended to add to the previous post was meeting some newcomers to the area that have Irish Water Spaniels. I love dogs and read about the breeds. I had never seen this breed, which is beautiful and looks a little like a Standard Poodle. The owner says they are quite active and full of energy. Much like Springers, even crosses. I also "met" Dream, a Basenji at http://www.geocities.com/irishsenji/thedogspage.html recently, another breed I've read about but have never actually seen. Dinah, Dream's pal the Irish Setter, is a more familiar breed but looks like a beautiful specimen!

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