December Recap

Posted by mrssmythe on January 6, 2020 in Celebrations, Chickens, Crafting, Family, Garden, Holidays, House Plants, Out & About, Travel |

Hello! And welcome back after what I hope was a lovely holiday season. We had a very nice Christmas. This year, we splurged on an artificial tree. Here’s Pepper at Home Depot, assessing the selection. I was set on getting one of the cheaper models, but then this tree caught our eye, and when CPT […]

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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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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 Think We Have a Winner!

Posted by mrssmythe on January 20, 2016 in Crafting |

I’ve finished the first mitten! No, that’s not true. I’ve finished the first mitten minus the thumb. See that little yellow line? That’s where the thumb is supposed to go. Tonight, after I finish blogging, I’m going to take a deep breath and unpick those yellow stitches. That will leave a hole in the mitten. […]

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Mitten Update…and a Massacre

Posted by mrssmythe on January 15, 2016 in Books, Crafting, Critters |

Oh dear. Ginger left her little knight out on the coffee table the other night, and Manny found him. This is what I woke up to. Poor little guy. He never had a chance. Manny wouldn’t admit to anything, but he certainly looked¬†guilty. Thankfully, he¬†left the little knight suit intact, so that all Ginger needed […]

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