Monday, January 13, 2014

Me and My Baby

Look at this sweetie with all of her dollies in her Yellow House Knits sweater!  You may remember that I posted a picture of this sweater not too long ago.  It's the Porter Street sweater in purple.  I love it even more now that I see Miss H. posing in it.  (Do I detect a hint of mischief in those pretty eyes?)
I get SO excited when pictures like this show up in my inbox.  Please keep them coming!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Christmas Angel

Love this little Christmas angel modeling her Yellow House Knits sweater.  This was originally a custom order for her older sister, but it looks just as adorable on #2.  It makes me so happy to see these pictures.  Best Christmas present!!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Street Level: Quincy Street

For this installment of Street Level, I went to Quincy Street in Northwest and Northeast D.C.  I'm really enjoying this little project for a lot of reasons, but particularly because I've stumbled upon places in the city that I never knew existed.  This time it was the Franciscan Monastery, which came as a complete surprise to me.  It's this gorgeous compound (for lack of a better word) in the Brookland neighborhood, with shrines and gardens and even a one-room Hermitage where regular people can have their own personal overnight retreat. 

Quincy Street follows the same theme as so many streets in D.C.--it is broken up into a series of street fragments.  I found that each one has its own personality.  The far west segment is essentially part of Rock Creek Park, whereas the next segment, which is also the longest segment and runs through the heart of the Petworth community, feels much more urban.  The Brookland segment feels almost suburban at times. 

Without further disucssion, onto the tour.  (Apologies for the delay in getting them up.  You can almost feel the summer heat in the pictures . . . what a long way from the single-digit temperatures we had today!)

P.S.  The Crestwood blog has a fascinating story about the house at 1907 Quincy Street, which is worth a read.  Find it here.