Buttersmith Collage

Buttersmith Collage

Saturday, November 7, 2015

#NovemberPhotoADay Week 1

As promised to the very few people that checked my blog recently, here is my first week of November's installment of the Photo A Day Challenge:

Something that starts with the letter 'c'...crochet of course!

Colour (can you tell I pulled this challenge from a nonAmerican?):

Breakfast...confessions: I already ate my breakfast before realizing that day 3 was breakfast

TV...as usually, Parks & Rec on Netflix:

 5 o'clock.  I was driving at 5 o'clock, so I figured it would count to post a screenshot of my route. :-P

A Favourite Thing: my favourite beverage of the moment in my favourite mug on my favourite coaster

Reflection: I took and posted this picture a few years ago, but I just had to again. 0:-)

In store for next week's edition:
Something You Do Every Day
Can't {Won't} Live Without
Where You Slept

If you decide to participate, feel free to link to your blog post in the comments.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

It has been entirely too long...

It has been 2 years since my last blog post.  I think I need a photo scavenger hunt or something.

[Edit] In fact, I'm going to do this one:

Anyways, I've been pretty busy with teaching online from home at a brand new online school.  I started out as a high school math teacher (the very first teacher hired) and have become the lead teacher mentor in charge of onboarding new teachers, helping staff with their training/professional development, perform walkthroughs in live sessions and in the online classroom, and many other things that I will not bore you with the details about.  It's been a wild ride so far, and I LOVE IT.

Some stuff has happened personally as well...back in August, we got pregnant and had a miscarriage.  We are heartbroken.  People have been helpful...but people have also said some pretty stupid stuff as well.  I got a tattoo on my foot...thought I was done with tattoos until I lost my baby.

Along with the changes professionally and personally, I've kept busy with some crafting and some nerding...

Doing slides at WCC

I'm still crocheting.  Here are some of my most recent projects (links to the original patterns in the captions):

Kitty! for a cutie
Lacy infinity scarf for a smarty pants

Snake for a fun little man
Bobble hat

I also received a cabinet sewing machine from my great-aunt.  I learned how to sew this summer and finally made the t-shirt quilts that I've been meaning to make for years:

So what have you been up to?  Feel free to share in the comments below.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013


Here are August's scavenger hunt photos!:

1. Brown: the guitars of Watson St. Loft 
(awesome local band that makes you feel like you're 
still in college & disguises country very well)

2. 10: Ten amazing 3-month-old toes

3. Windows: Nontraditional windows at the "venue"

4. Petrol Station: abandoned gas station...not sure what 
that vehicle was doing there. (taken from my phone)

5. Boats: we don't do much boating, 
so I was excited to find this!

6. Framed: No description necessary

7. Chopsticks: Pretend Jessica's playing "Chopsticks" 
instead of Total Eclipse of the Heart...

8. Transport: One of the many awesome vehicles at the
Maumee 175th Anniversary Parade

9. Playing: Someone's been playing chess...maybe not
(analyzing the placement)

10. Fantasy: My awesome husband took me to see Wicked!
for my birthday.

11. Sharp: It's amazing how restaurants are looking out for
diabetics these days! (Restroom break)

12: Bonus...I could not find post card, so here are 2 bonus photos:

 The cake model of the Maumee Indoor Theater:

The photo bombs became the subjects...:

Friday, August 2, 2013


Here are July's scavenger hunt's photos!:

1. Black: Right before fireworks

2. 11: The # of miles to the next part of my road trip

3. Something Very Old: enough said.

4. Something Bright: again, self explanatory.

5. Coins: found these in the washing machine.

6. Technology: used pinterest to find a crochet pattern on a blog 
then took a picture on my phone to refer to it away from the computer
(so I wouldn't have to print it).

7. Numbers: I mainly took this picture because I found Waldo...

8. Wheels: I chose 2 pictures for this:

9. The Great Outdoor: I chose 2 for this one as well.

the husbands enjoying the great outdoors, 
being spun by a 2-year-old...

a giant wasp nest outside my parents' house

10. Smile: Wow... I picked 2 for this one, too!
My friends' kids are ADORABLE!!!!

11. Umbrella: a natural one...

12. Feet: My friend's kid LOVES putting on my flip flops!!!

Bonus: My nephew looking up at a cat on a coffee table.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Who says #crochet is just for winter?

Usually, I reserve my crochet spurts for wintertime when I can cover my legs with my current project to keep me warm.  This spring & summer, I have done plenty of projects that are not blankets to keep learning more!