Summer Crafting

The craft project photos have been piling up, and I thought it would be fun to devote an entire post to the things Ginger and I have been making these past few months. I’ll save Ginger’s items for last, as they’re the most spectacular….

A Day at Southwick’s Zoo

This past Monday, as a sort of end-of-summer hurrah, we drove to Southwick’s Zoo in Mendon, Massachusetts. We hadn’t been to a zoo in years and probably wouldn’t have thought of going except Ginger mentioned one morning that she couldn’t remember ever visiting a zoo….

Easter, a Downed Tree, and a Whole Lot of “God’s Eyes”

The daffodils are out at Springfield College! The girls and I noticed them (and whole-heartedly approved) when we were on campus last Friday. Other welcome spring color… Glory-of-the-Snow. Isn’t that a wonderful name for a plant? These are popping up in unexpected spots in…

Signs of Spring…and Some Crocheted Donuts

Look what’s popping out despite the snow! Part of me says, “Hooray!” Part of me is concerned. But, with warmer temperatures forecast for the coming week (conveniently in time for school break), I suppose it can’t be terrible. Elsewhere (outside a Noodles and Co….

Christmas Preparations, a Fish Food-Eating Dog, Hats, and Chickens

Ginger decided it was time to set up the creche this week. She has four boxes of figures now, and her display spans three small tables. This is definitely one of her favorite things to do each December. What Ginger does not like is the way the cats…