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

Posted by mrssmythe on April 19, 2017 in Celebrations, Chickens, Crafting, Critters, Garden, Ginger's Snaps, Seasons, Week in Review |

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 the yard. I love them. The Flowering Quinces are getting ready […]

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The Mittens are Done! (And a Hat)

Posted by mrssmythe on February 3, 2016 in Crafting, Critters |

I am happy to report the Possum Yarn mittens are complete! They have even been worn. And yes, they are soft, they are warm, they are everything a pair of mittens ought to be. That is not, however, to say they are error free. Do you remember when I was working on the thumbs? That […]

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I Found My Camel Hat!

Posted by mrssmythe on January 29, 2016 in Crafting, Musings |

Today was a happy day in many ways. CPT America took the day off. That’s always nice. The whole family went ice skating together. That’s nice, too. And, much to my relief, I found my camel hat. This hat (which measures 12″ when stretched out) has been my constant winter companion for more than two years […]

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The Pom Pom Hat

Posted by mrssmythe on January 6, 2015 in Crafting, Seasons |

A while back, I finished a hat. It was a pom pom hat. I usually shy away from hats with pom poms. I think you have to be a certain kind of person to wear one successfully, and I’m pretty sure I’m not that kind of person. But then I found a pattern for a hat that used […]

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Posted by mrssmythe on May 13, 2014 in Musings, Out & About |

I love hats. They’re so elegant. I don’t often wear them, though, because I have a small head and the hats I wear generally slip down and rub painfully against my ears. It’s hard to feel elegant when your ears hurt. But I do love hats, and I’m always grateful when someone wears one. We stumbled onto a […]

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