Sunday, October 13, 2013


October has been breathtaking in Upstate NY. Here are some pictures from our day out last Friday. Mom, my sisters, and I have started this tradition. Just as the foliage is about the peek we drive the scenic route by the lake to Naples. The Finger Lakes are known for vineyards and wineries and let me tell you the fresh grape juice is pretty unreal. We also stopped in at a fabric shop and one of my favorite antique stores. I feel like I have  been soaking up the beauty around me so much more this year. I'm stocking up lovely days to tide me over this winter until spring.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

home tonight

Technically, I am home most every night. Occasionally, Beulah (my dog) and I stay over at Mom's. The home I grew up in will always feel like a safe, comforting place. In my apartment, I'm surrounded by my belongings and everything is where I put it. I think there is it's own kind of comfort in that. The funny thing is, I've lost my true sense of home. I've been thinking a lot about it lately as I drive past charming houses. I wonder if a certain house was mine would that childhood feeling come back. I don't know but I like to think it will. Until then I feel safe and all tucked in here upstairs in my apartment. A hot cup of tea, a corgi dog, and sewing to do. I couldn't ask for much more than that.