Tuesday, October 9, 2012


Welcome to my blog.

I’ve been writing this blog for about five years actually, the only problem is that it’s always been in my head. I’m finally taking the plunge and starting a real one. For the past five years I’ve become a faithful follower of numerous sewing blogs and I seem to be adding a new one to my reader each day. I can’t get enough. I love how the online sewing community has taught me so much over the past few years and how it has made me see what is possible with this favorite craft of mine.

My mom taught me to sew when I was young. I remember clearly how much I loved when she sewed for me. I plan to show some of the things she made that I keep dear. And I love that she had the patience to teach me and the willingness to let me use her machine. My best friend used to tease me that we always had a “project” going and that we would always say “I could make that” when out shopping. We still do both.

Now I have two little girls, Lucia and Elena, who I love to sew for more than anyone else. Lucia often asks me if I made her dress.  I find it irresistible to sew gifts for all my other nieces and nephews, their mommies and daddies and anyone else who comes along. I also love it when Juan asks me to sew something for the house, it makes me know that he values my craft. And then between all of that (and work, child care, cooking, housekeeping, etc.) I sometimes sew for myself. When I'm not sewing I dream about sewing, day and night.

I hope you come along on my little journey.



  1. me too! i love that family picture too :D

  2. Love it! YOu made me cry and took me back to my joy of sewing with you and for you. You have certainly surpassed me in talent and skill but even more you treasure and enjoy the simple joy of creating memories and bonding relationships. I only wish that I had learned that my joy and thrill of sewing did not have to take low priority until all the chores were done. I would have done more. I still have that problem and have all those projects in my head for the grandchildren and new great granddaughter. YOu inspire me. I love your blog, great writing and great way for me to share sewing and see the latest pictures of Lucia and Elena. Love it! Your Mom