gosh what a rough couple of weeks! I thought a nice bouquet of lilacs would cheer me up, and instead I ended up being sick with an acute allergy/asthma reaction. Now I am really working hard to catch up and finish my patriotic creations for the Deerfield summer show in June. Plus a bit of pattern writing, hopefully. I had to buy a new mouse and keyboard and am having trouble with the keyboard.... we aren't working well together and I keep skipping keys. In the meantime the gardens are pitiful, and I hope to work out there again, once the lilacs are done blooming!