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Heat Wave, Sewing, and Plant Rescues

Posted by mrssmythe on July 2, 2018 in Crafting, Critters, Garden, Out & About, Week in Review |

Is it hot where you’re at? It’s boiling here. Currently, we’re looking at a week’s worth of temperatures in the high 90s. Humidity will put the “real feel” well into the 100 degree range. We’re cooking. What’s strange, is that last Wednesday it was positively chilly. I know because that’s the day we bought our […]

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Crochet at the Quadrangle

Posted by mrssmythe on March 26, 2018 in Crafting, Museums |

I spent some time this weekend at the Springfield Quadrangle – the spot where all the city’s museums are clustered. The weather wasn’t particularly nice – as you see from the photos, we’re still a long way from Spring here – but I managed to sit outside for about thirty minutes and work on my […]

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More Ice Box Crochet

Posted by mrssmythe on March 20, 2018 in Crafting |

You may remember that I’ve been crocheting play food for GingerĀ using patterns found in Wai Yee Ng’sĀ Ice Box Crochet – a book that amazes me every time I open it. Such creativity! Here you see our most recent additions: a hamburger, flan on a pedestal, eggs (Easter colored), and a plate that reminds me a […]

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Continued Cold and Snow

Posted by mrssmythe on January 15, 2018 in Chickens, Crafting, Critters, Seasons, Week in Review |

Snow and frigid temperatures continue – except for one strange day when we reached 60 degrees and all of the snow melted in a matter of hours. Lawns flooded, then froze again into shallow ice rinks the next day. Strange. Ursa has been enjoying this winter very much. When we go for walks, she veers […]

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Snow, a Fruitcake, and Some Recent Knitting

Posted by mrssmythe on December 13, 2017 in Baking, Crafting, Critters, Week in Review |

I wonder what question the bug was asking when he carved a question mark into this oak leaf. Ginger found it today on our walk. Maybe he was asking why the fruit you bake into a fruitcake always sinks to the bottom. What a sad fruitcake. It tasted all right, but it had a tumultuous […]

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