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Latest Knitting, a Recipe for Cheese Pie, and some Tidying

Posted by mrssmythe on February 24, 2019 in Cooking, Crafting, Housekeeping, Old Books, Toys, Week in Review |

This week, we’ll start with the cooking. Have you ever had the toasted ravioli at Olive Garden? We’re huge fans and were hoping to recreate the dish at home. Pepper found a wonderful copycat recipe. You can access it HERE. It’s not very difficult, but I find (after making these twice) that the whole process […]

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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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