Thursday, March 28, 2013

Welcome to my sewing room

Well. This is it. I am officially blogging. Welcome to my little world in Northern New Mexico. I decided to start with a few pics of my beloved sewing room.

My sweet new machine

Diamond's daily naptime on the ironing board
After so many things knocking me back the past few years, I decided to take some time for me this year. I am off-call for the first time in years. I work only ten hours a week now so that I can spend time everyday in my sewing room. I am so happy here. No one can hurt me here. And I am always right. It's so sweet after so many years of fighting the good fight everyday, I am so blessed to be a 100% mom more often and enjoy my family and our home. I feel like I am putting myself back together right now just like patchwork and I feel like if I just sit here and keep sewing fabric pieces together that everything is going to be alright. Yup. It's my therapy.

I am a woman of color, a midwife, and a mother of four. I am an Executive Director and a Graduate student. I am a beader, knitter, and singer, a dancer and a quilter. I am a 19-year survivor of childhood sexual trauma and incest and an inter-generational survivor of cultural genocide. My cultural identity is important to me and central to who I am as a lover of the Earth. I have walked across the country, traveled on a circus bus playing a tap-dancing bird, recorded a CD, and started a doula program. I have given birth at home four times and first-held hundreds of wet babies in my humble hands. I am a proud Filipina-American. I am a proud queer. I am also a proud wife to a beautiful man named Mateo. 

I am excited that I finally got this started and I look forward to being able to be part of the great blog community of creative folks out here. I hope some of you follow along on my blog about my Quilting and healing journey.
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4 comments:

  1. Wow. Amazing what you run into while surfing around quilting blogs, where one link leads to another. You truly touch my heart with your story, and I applaud you for beautiful work and everything you do. Obviously your talents are many, including writing and expressing yourself. Good luck with the blog! I will add you to my list, and come back and visit often.

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    1. Sandy- Thank you so much for acknowledging my story. It made me feel so good. Thanks for stopping by and look forward to hearing from you more and seeing YOUR work!

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  2. Ditto to what Sandy said! Thanks for stopping by my blog otherwise I might have missed you. Good luck and great job so far!!

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    1. Thanks Melissa! I'll be visiting you often too!

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