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Category Archives: Memories

In the Apple Orchard

I have lived in Massachusetts for over twenty years and I can’t believe that I have never gone apple picking until this year when we took Cate. Yes, I have been to orchard farm stands and bought apples that were already harvested, but I never wandered through the orchard myself and plucked the ripe fruit […]

Mini Food

I have always loved miniatures and dollhouses as a child and still do even to this day. I recently bought a dollhouse kit for my daughter that I am planning to assemble for her (and then hide in the attic until she’s old enough for it). Recently I found a stash of mini food I […]

Northampton Greenery

Last Sunday I visited Northampton, Mass. for the day. I like to visit the area about once a year, as I always find a lot of inspiration when I visit, and it reminds me of the years when I was in school. I’ve had a feeling of overwhelm lately which has led to me to […]

Stone Harbor

I skipped my normal Friday photo posting yesterday because I was at the Shore for a few days. It was a great trip for me as haven’t been outside of New England for a few years and this was Cate’s first time seeing/feeling the ocean. I did not do a lot of sketching while I […]

Extra Day

My workplace closed today, giving me an extra vacation day. I certainly need it, to recover from yesterday’s party which was great fun, but tiring. Katie had the time of her life. Also, the pear tree that I’ve been following has mini pears on it!

Greek Bells

The sound of the bells reminds me of my Yiayia and Papou’s house.


A lamp and a small dish, some items that I rescued from Yiayia and Papou’s house, now on my bedside table. The penny is from 1895 and I keep it just because I like having something so old.

Embroidery Experiments

I come from a long line of expert designers and seamstresses and I’ve always felt sad that I haven’t taken on any of that knowledge myself. So, I have been doing some research and have started to do some of my own mending tasks. In particular, I’ve wanted to learn to embroider for a long […]

Sunday Painting

This past Sunday I took out my watercolors and did a little painting. I know that florals are done so often, but painting flowers really makes me feel joyful and I really needed a break from thinking about recent news events. I painted this from a snapshot I took in Papou’s garden. They are New […]

Happy Wednesday before Thanksgiving

The Wednesday before Thanksgiving has always been a special day for me. In earlier years, it was always a traveling day with the promise of a late night Thanksgiving dinner with many relatives. This year, we are starting a different tradition of having Thanksgiving with immediate family, so this Wednesday feels a bit different for […]