Into the New Year

Posted by mrssmythe on January 10, 2019 in Baking, Celebrations, Crafting, Critters, Seasons, Week in Review |

“Cozy” is the worm I’d use to describe our New Year’s Eve this year. For us, it was a rainy night with lots of wind – the perfect weather for hunkering down by the fire and watching old movies…which is exactly what we did. After a very busy and full Christmas season, having a night for […]

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The Pom Pom Curtain

Posted by mrssmythe on April 10, 2016 in Art, Crafting |

I happened on a DIY for a pom pom wall hanging this past week on Pinterest. Always looking for uses for my leftover yarn, I sat up and took notice….especially since Ginger received an industrial-sized pom pom maker for Christmas. (Industrial-sized, meaning it can make multiple pom poms at once – though, I suppose you could […]

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Springtime Shawl Planning

Posted by mrssmythe on February 29, 2016 in Crafting, Seasons |

Last Christmas, I bought a lovely skein of hand-dyed, lace-weight yarn. It was an alpaca/silk blend (very nice), but I used only a fraction of it to make a gift for Pepper. The rest – approximately 800 yards – has been sitting in the hall closet ever since. And this has bothered me, because truly it is one of the nicest skeins […]

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Sea Shell Wrap

Posted by mrssmythe on February 25, 2016 in Crafting |

I try not to buy yarn on impulse, but the same day I bought the yarn for my Icelandic Yoke Sweater, I stumbled onto a pile of sale-priced Plymouth Boku in stained glass colors. I bought the yarn. (Of course, I bought the yarn). And then I spent about three months puzzling over what to do with it. […]

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A Most Romantic Gift

Posted by mrssmythe on February 17, 2016 in Celebrations, Crafting |

CPT America and I broke with tradition this year and consulted one another about our Valentine’s Day gifts. It was his idea. He wanted a grain mill for his brewing hobby. “Was there anything,” he wondered, “that I had been eyeing?” I immediately thought of the Jamieson’s of Shetland Sample Card I’d been looking at just a few […]

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