Hola. Welcome to my blog. My name is Maggie and I like to sew. I probably do a lot more thinking about sewing than actual sewing, but I’m looking to change that.
I can remember being 4 years old and working on a hand embroidery project for my mother with the help of an aunt. There was something about a needle and thread and the things I could do with it that spoke to me. Mom and I often spoke about that beautiful bag I embroidered for her (my aunt finished the actual construction but the embroidery was all mine) and how ladies in the neighborhood all wanted me to make them one too. I never did. It was an original for mom and no others ever made.
By the time I was 8 we left Cuba and moved to New York City. I remember my fourth-grade teacher had us work on little swatches of fabrics one autumn and she was incredulous as to how expertly I embroidered the little turkey with my colorful threads where there were previously only blue ink lines. She took me by the hand and walked me around the school to show me off to other teachers. She was so proud of me. I enjoyed that. LOL
I never quite mastered any of the needle arts nor did I go into a career that used any of my needlecraft talents. But I always dabbled in it as a hobby. Looking back, I’m embarrassed to say that I never made much for my girls as they were growing up! Life always seemed to be so busy tending to things. Mom always made the costumes and we’re blessed with many memories and pictures of the girls wearing them and the fun they had.
Through the years the fabric and thread siren continued singing her song and I continued to listen. I have stashes of fabrics all purchased by me or mom with the intention of creating specific things. A fabric usually spoke to us and let us know what we could turn it into. I’m hoping to make my way through my stash and donate some to other nimble hands who share the dream.
Thanks for stopping by!