Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Raw materials

Yarn dyed with Virginia Creeper:

(creeper + garlic mustard)

Spent Sunday splitting and stacking wood.

Went to the tile shop on Monday and brought home our new mantle and hearth. It took two Saturns and we had to refill our tires after ~1000 lbs of slate was added to each car, but we made it!

tiles in car

tiles in car2

Sunday, July 20, 2008

George Washington slept here.

Well, no he didn't.

But you could! The guest room is open for business.

(Before photo here)

Nothin on the walls quiet yet, due to the fact that the walls are solid brick and hanging photos requires more than a girly hammer and dinky picture holders. The quilts, are therefore draped on the IKEA. (Because all Victorian houses need some IKEA)

No HBO or indoor pool. But we do have lovely old-timey air conditioning:

The attention-hungry cat is an optional amenity.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

When it is hot out...

Knit socks. Makes sense to me!

These are in progress:

The kool-aid socks:

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Whoever said that money can't buy happiness...

...obviously has never taken a hundred bucks into a fireworks store in Metamora, IN!