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New Yard Visitors and a Traveling Turkey

Posted by mrssmythe on April 13, 2020 in Chickens, Crafting, Critters, Insects, On the Home Front, Pollinators, Seasons, Week in Review |

Things continue to wake up in the yard and in the neighborhood. These days, the corn we put out for the chickens draws a wide range of visitors – from chipmunks and birds to squirrels and, most recently, a rabbit. Meanwhile, the azalea in the front yard – one of the few things blooming – […]

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October Summary

Posted by mrssmythe on November 1, 2019 in Crafting, Family, Garden, Out & About, Pollinators, Seasons |

October greetings to everyone! Isn’t this a fun picture of the girls? We stopped in at Yankee Candle in Deerfield last week and couldn’t resist a shot in front of these pumpkins. Yankee Candle always does a great job with their fall decorating. I haven’t written in a while – I hope to remedy that […]

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Summer Crafting

Posted by mrssmythe on August 27, 2019 in Crafting, Critters, Ginger's Snaps, Toys |

The craft project photos have been piling up, and I thought it would be fun to devote an entire post to the things Ginger and I have been making these past few months. I’ll save Ginger’s items for last, as they’re the most spectacular. Here’s what I’ve been working on: First, a set of crochet […]

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Closure

Posted by mrssmythe on December 11, 2014 in Crafting, Critters, Family |

About this time last year, I shared photos of several projects I had meant to complete in time for Christmas but had, for some reason or another, never finished. One of them was this table runner – made from squares that were originally meant to be coasters. At the time I started this project, I thought I could […]

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Ginger’s Quilt

Posted by mrssmythe on April 8, 2014 in Crafting |

About a week ago, Ginger decided to make a quilt. She started cutting squares, using fabric she found in my scrap box in the basement. The first squares were rather free form and kind of wobbly, so I cut her a quick 5″x5″ template and showed her how to use it. Then I left her […]

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