Maisie’s our new dog. She’s been to blame for much lost sleep and worry this past week as we’ve begun to get to know one another. She’s also been the cause of lots of laughter and joy at home too. Maisie has many secrets–like how she got that scar on her nose. She came to us from a shelter in New Jersey, but she’s a Kentuckian by birth. Here she’s resting on our funny toile-covered couch, with my first and so far only attempt at a patchwork blanket just in view behind her. Someday Maisie will have bespoke knitted sweaters to wear, but for this latest unexpected cold snap she’s making do with prêt-à-porter.