Archive for April, 2009

How to Make a Baby

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

I wish I’d thought of doing something like this. Via Boing Boing.

Longwood Gardens

Monday, April 20th, 2009

This weekend we went to the middle of Pennsylvania for a friend’s fairy-tale wedding and on the way home I took advantage of our trajectory to finegal in a visit to the reknowned Longwood Gardens. There was no way we’d ever travel 2 1/2 hours to go see them otherwise! Though the admission fee was […]

Divide and conquer

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

I am a lazy gardener. I tend to do things pretty haphazardly, and stick to schedules loosely if at all. My garden went three years without mulch, for example. And last year my roses were lucky to get fertilized at all, let alone every month. My gardening philosophy is kind of “survival of the fittest.” […]

Butter-bean bonnet

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

My little girl’s Easter outfit: Awww. See the pintucks here, all down her front? I love my Bernina. And my butter bean. So nice when the two can go together. These little outfits are easy to make and so adorable (I’ve already made her another in a cherry-print-red-gingham combination) that when I took her to […]

Well, I think it looks better, anyway

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

While the contractors were here installing new upstairs windows, I took advantage of the displaced shutters to clean and paint them. I then got kind of excited and went and painted most of our white trim, and bought a high-gloss wine red color for the door. However, because I accidentally ended up buying exactly the […]

Yoga nut

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

Is this the way it’s supposed to go? I thought Taco was supposed to pull up on stuff to get vertical, not just stand up on her feet, balancing with her hands? My little girl likes to stick her butt waaaay in the air, looking like a triangle. Maybe she’s just already practicing Downward-facing-dog?

Saving the polar bears

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

… by freezing our buns off. Those of you who know me well, know that I do not suffer winter gladly. I cannot get through the cold, dank months of January, February, and that deceitful ghoul that is March weather without copious amounts of cocoa. I swathe the bed in layers up on layers of […]

New Dishes

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

I found the pictures of our new woodfired pottery! Here they are: See how it’s brown where the smoke hit it, and greyer on the other side? If you click to enlarge it you can actually see some of the ash deposits on the grey side, which give it a kind of silky-nubbly hand feel. […]

From fire and smoke

Monday, April 6th, 2009

I can’t believe I haven’t yet blogged about my first woodfire experience. For as long as I’d looked forward to it, and as ecstatic as I am with the results, you’d think it would have been the first thing out of my mouth as soon as I got home with my lovely, smoke-burnished pots. We […]

Tiny Taco, Destroyer of Worlds

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

She can crawl now. Technically it happened for the first time yesterday, when she really, really wanted to chew on the TV cord. Her adamant desire to incinerate herself while proving us inadequate parents must have been the motivating factor,  because I have never seen such a look of determination on her tiny face as […]