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Posted by mrssmythe on June 19, 2017 in Celebrations, Crafting, Critters, Garden, Week in Review |

Recently, we had snow of a different sort here in Western Massachusetts. It was cottonwood fluff season. There seems to have been more fluff than usual this year. Here, Pepper holds seeds from the “drifts” we found at the library. It’s also strawberry season. The plants on the porch are putting out some lovely fruit […]

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Fighting Winter with Color and Crafting

Posted by mrssmythe on March 13, 2017 in Art, Baking, Crafting, Garden, Seasons, Week in Review |

Snow, snow, snow. That’s all anyone was talking about today. Snow last week, and snow on the way. This in addition to frigid temperatures and incredible winds. It’s a lot to take in on a day when you’ve lost an hour’s sleep to Daylight Savings Time. Coffee helps. Even crocheted coffee. Here’s a little cup that I […]

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Rock Tumbling and Other Winter Pastimes

Posted by mrssmythe on January 30, 2017 in Baking, Chickens, Crafting, Critters, House, Week in Review |

With the cold stretching long before us and the bright busy-ness of the holidays over, we at the Smythe house find we are, more and more, relying on hobbies and creative projects to fill our days. Pepper received a rock tumbler for her birthday earlier this month and finally broke it out. It’s been a fascinating process to watch. Here […]

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The Week in Review

Posted by mrssmythe on September 4, 2016 in Chickens, Crafting, Critters, Garden, Toys, Week in Review |

We’ve enjoyed cooler temperatures here this past week – a very welcome change. Just this evening, Ginger said, “it’s so nice to be able to sleep under the covers at night!” And, I absolutely agree. Cooler temps have meant that Ginger’s rabbit, Opal, has been able to spend more time than usual outside. We’ve been amused to see a […]

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A Birthday “Blarf”

Posted by mrssmythe on July 15, 2016 in Crafting |

While at the Springfield Museums this past week, I decided to use one of the statues in the Dr. Seuss Memorial Sculpture Garden to help showcase my latest Stashbuster Blarf – modeled here by Thing 1 (or is it Thing 2? I forgot to check). Here’s a closer look: Rather than go the multi-colored route, this time I confined […]

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