2013 in pictures

2013 was a full year for my family and I. Personally, we had an intercontinental move from Panama to Portugal; professionally, my business underwent a massive redesign, allowing me to work smarter, focusing more on the things I love to do.

It was a year of change for the better, all in all, despite all the challenges that these changes bring along.

Here’s a photographic account of some of the year’s events.

As for 2014, I’m looking forward to a great year – more on that soon!

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2013 foi um ano muito preenchido para mim e para a minha família. No âmbito pessoal, fizemos uma mudança intercontinental do Panamá para Portugal; profissionalmente, reestruturei o meu negócio e a minha forma de trabalhar.

Foi um ano de muitas mudanças, de uma forma geral, para melhor, apesar de todos os desafios que tivemos. Deixo-vos então com um relato fotográfico de alguns dos pontos altos do ano. E viva 2014, que se prevê fantástico!

In January, we enjoyed our last month in Panama City.

01_Panamá-vista

01_Panamá-chapéus

01_Panamá-plaza-central

In February, we packed our home in Panama City into boxes. See you soon, my precious yarn!

02_Panamá-caixotes

02_Panamá-caixotes-2

In March, we arrived to Lisbon. Priorities are priorities, so we got our seafood fix:

03_ameijoas

03_percebes

We also took some time off and visited Cape Verde, where my sister was living. (We loved it so much, we want to return.)

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03_Cabo-Verde-2

03_Cabo-Verde-3

03_Cabo-Verde-4

On our return to Lisbon, we “ran” (I walked) the mini-marathon. It’s the one occasion the first bridge over the Tagus river is open to pedestrians, so I took the opportunity to do it. Beautiful views and a cheerful atmosphere made it a great Sunday morning!

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03_mini-maratona

In April we went North for a wedding and to meet with friends from Panama. We miss them.

04_Costa-Nova-1

04_Costa-Nova-2

I discovered a new-old yarn shop in downtown Lisbon, where I love to go.

04_discovering-yarn-shops-in-Lisbon

And we became homeowners. Yay!

04_homeowners

My first article on Uppercase magazine was published!

04_my-first-article-on-Uppercase-2

04_my-first-article-on-Uppercase

After three years of two-season-weather, we witnessed Spring.

04_spring

In May, through a serendipitous chain of events, I found my new studio space.

05_found-my-studio

And fell in love again (and again) with Lisbon.

05_Lisboa

Our shipment arrived and we slowly started settling in our new home.

05_moving-in-our-new-place

With the equinox, Summer arrived in full force.

06_junho-em-Lisboa

(and added new spots to my Lisbon Chocolate Tour.)

06_Lisbon-chocolate-tour

Had many meals outdoors.

06_lunch-outdoors

Lisbon dressed herself up to celebrate the popular Saint Anthony’s Eve.

06_santos-populares

In July, I saw my first illustrations being published in a portuguese magazine (Saber Viver).

07_my-first-illustrations-in-a-portuguese-mag

We saw Summer in the North of Portugal…

07_summer-in-the-north

…and Summer in the South of Portugal.

07_summer-in-the-south

In August, the whole family visited the Zoo.

08_flamingoes

I gave blood for the first time.

08_gave-blood-for-the-first-time

And prepared the launch of my Embroidery Club. (Fun!)

08_preparing-the-launch-of-the-air-embroidery-club

September brought the first signs of Autumn.

09_Fall-is-almost-here

09_September-in-Lisbon

In October, we started the Creativity Series.

10_creativity-series

Autumn arrived.

10_Fall-is-here

With Autumn, the first knitting workshop.

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10_the-view-from-my-studio

In November we took a few days off and went North:

11_Conimbriga

11_Foz-Coa

In November, I didn’t stop embroidering.

11_embroidery-club

And thought about knitting all the time.

11_wearing-my-handknits

In December, we went North again. Embroidering with a view!

12_embroidering-with-a-view

It was fun to be with friends and family for the holidays.

12_holidays-are-coming

How about your year? If you’re inspired to share your own recap, leave the link in the comments section.

Happy New Year, everyone!

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2 comments

  1. Ana says:

    You are so talented! I am scrolling down your pictures and I am getting goose bumps – you create raw beauty. Please keep on going. Congratulations and all the best!

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