Archive for June, 2009

Setting up Etsy

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

I’m setting up an account an Etsy to be able to sell the baby clothes I make. So I was taking some more pictures for the Etsy gallery, and thought I’d share this one with you.

Homewood, part 3

Friday, June 19th, 2009

Basement and grounds. Start back in the dining room and head to the basement, which was chock full of treasures. I found an old farmhouse-style sink which, upon closer examination, could have been quite valuable if it were restored (I’ve seen cleaned-up versions without the frame or fancy metalwork going for $700 just because they’re […]

Homewood, part 2

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

Today we’ll be going around Homewood’s second floor and up through the attic to the lookout. Tomorrow: basement and grounds. If any of y’all have any background in historical architecture and can answer any of my questions, or have any insights on stuff in the photos, I’d love to hear comments! Let’s start in the […]

Homewood, part 1

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

(This one’s for you, mom!) This last weekend I had a chance to walk around this home: …which is coming up for auction in July.  Long story short, it’s not the home for us (though the commute is great and the neighborhood – a couple blocks from a university – isn’t bad). But it’s so […]

Found, and lost again

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

Today I found my dream home: a 1928 farmhouse in Silver Spring. Beautiful rural neighborhood – almost farmland! With well-landscaped neighbors (which means to me, neighbors that care about their homes and more importantly, mean to stay a while). I loved it the minute I laid eyes on it. If it were up to me, […]

First call to Poison Control today

Monday, June 15th, 2009

…of what I’m sure will be a long, long list of calls (what with our oralest-of-oral babies). She was playing near the dishwasher as I emptied it.  I put away some plates and then noticed her dipping her fingers into the empty (I thought) soap dispenser. When I looked there was a big ole chunk […]

Taco’s National Arboretum Pics

Saturday, June 13th, 2009

(I made this shirt a couple weeks ago, and love it.) Isn’t Josh a good photographer?

More patchiness

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

More progress at the Patch last week: The onions are budding. These are onions that I planted last year and never did get in to harvest (#1: they looked pretty dead, #2: I had a baby and all). I am amazed that they’re even alive, let alone flourishing. They sort of started growing a mile […]

Another bloom post

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

I love the Spring. It’s always so much fun to see what’s coming up and what the blooms are like this year. Kind of like an extended Christmas. In the Spring. For plant geeks. My double mock-orange “Innocence”  flanked by the lone spear of my baptisia australis. I love the mock-orange’s heady frangrance and the […]

Crazy clematis

Saturday, June 6th, 2009

This was supposed to be a white clematis (far be it from me to plant anything pink besides roses). When it first bloomed five years ago and turned out to be pink, I nearly ripped it out. The only thing that stopped me was that I had just paid my last $15 of garden allowance […]