I imagine that after reading the above quote that you might think that we have had some sadness in our lives, but no, we haven't, thank goodness. This was today's quote in my little daily book of Tao devotions.
As I went in search of some of Deng Ming~Dao's best quotes on line, this one was near to the top of the list, so I knew it was the one that I should use today. Perhaps it will touch someone who needs it today.
Without any further ado........... my D is Deng Ming Dao
I discovered Dao and Tao through the blog Changing Places. I have found much balance and serenity in this little daily devotional. There is such a calmness and wisdom in Dao's words......and I for one am very thankful to have stumbled on the world of Tao, thru Donna's blog.
The lovely silk brick surrounding the book was hand~dyed by a good friend of mine. I will periodically be putting up some of her beautiful fibers up on my luxury fiber page........they truly are luxurious!
I know........I am really late with my D along.....but life has been a challenge the last few weeks. Between the sick dogs (now better) and the sick child (feeling a bit better), the puppies and some very difficult and challenging things on the work force, I admit, I am waaaaaaayyyy behind on blogging, blog reading, blog commenting/responding and knitting, but I found a few free hours tonight ;-))
Up until last week, I plugged away at my Malabrigio sweater. The back and front have been put together and the neck ribbing added. The sleeves will go on the needles sometime within the next few days.
I am not sure if I am happy with the decreases along the center of the "V". Something just doesn't look right to me and I'm not sure what that is. The booklet picture is a drawing, so it is hard to tell what it is truly supposed to look like. I figure I can rip it out later if I find out what is not quite right.
I put down the sweater last week to work on a few more hats for the preemie project. The little Jester hat looks a bit silly as I forgot to roll up the brim before I took the picture......but you get the idea.:-)
I had hoped to get at least 10 hats finished this month, but life happened, and I was only able to finish 4 of them, but that means that 4 more little babies will have warm heads ;-))). These little hats are fun to whip up.. Thank-you Tracy for making us aware of this neat project!
Today was a big day in the life of a little puppy boy.......it was moving day! Bliss's babies are growing up and ready to venture out of the safe world of the whelping box. Into the kitchen where life is a busy place in a new big pen and a LITTER BOX!
I think you can tell from their expressions that they are not quite sure about these life changes......LOL.
Bliss had decided that she was not really interested in nursing puppies with needle teeth any longer, so it was time for me to introduce the boys to big boy food. Their sister however is not growing as quickly as I would like to see her grow.
Breeze being the "chicken soup" kind of Mum that she is will nurse babies forever. She was very happy to accept a newcomer to the "milk bar". Even though Bliss's little girl is 10 days older, she is much smaller than Bibbity, Bobbity and Boo. Hopefully an extra week or so of nursing will give her a little extra boost.