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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 Ginger using patterns found in Wai Yee Ng’s 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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Summer Fun

Posted by mrssmythe on June 26, 2017 in Chickens, Crafting, Critters, Out & About, Seasons, Shopping, Week in Review |

Well, school is officially out for the year, and already the kids are bored. No – I’m exaggerating. But it has been an abrupt shift from readings and lectures to long expanses of free time. In an attempt to keep the days from devolving into non-stop Minecraft-fests, I’ve shifted into cruise-director mode, trying to get […]

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Father’s Day Fun

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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