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Still alive and sewing

Every time I look at my blog and see that I haven’t blogged even once in 2015, I get a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach. Then I feel overwhelmed, I start a blog post, but it doesn’t feel right or something happens to distract me.For example, for quite awhile the blog was receiving enormous amounts of spam, over 20 thousand a day, in consequence, nothing was worked right. If you have made a comment recently and noticed the new format, that’s why. If you haven’t made any comments, I totally  understand. You were probably afraid that I was dead.

If you signed up to get email notification of blog posts, don’t  despair. Eventually, I’ll figure out how to do it and I’ll announce it on the blog. Of course, you probably aren’t reading this, since you are expecting an email from me. Sorry.

I’ve missed blogging and writing, so I’m just jumping in and starting anew.  Since one photo is worth a thousand words, I’ll leave you with two.

Moved to Tiers Tunic

Moved to Tiers Tunic

are those snakes?

are those snakes?




About Theresa Diaz Gray

Born in New York City, I grew up in California, and have lived in 3 countries and 6 states. I'm a first generation Cuban-American who lives in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. I'm committed to living an abundant and creative life and helping others do so too through DIY!


  1. Hola Theresa!

    Alive and sewing? How about “Alive and Knitting?” Sounds like alive and kicking. Which I’m glad to hear of. As you’ve undoubtedly noticed, I haven’t exactly been blogging up a storm myself, either. I have a bad habit of getting stuck on certain topics, and then neither writing about them nor moving on. But my last two posts, about snow in Boston, may have broken the ice, so to speak. Let’s hope.

    I’d love to read more about you and your life in Mérida. Did you manage to sell your house?


    Kim G
    Boston, MA
    Where we have a few ideas for blog posts. Let’s see if they see the light of day.

    • Kim,
      Alive and crocheting would be more like, I haven’t knit in years, though I certainly know how.

      Our house is only theoretically for sale. If someone knocks on our door and offers us enough money, we’d sell it. However,there is still too much junk accumulated in corners and piles to even think about putting it on the market. Husband and I talked about it and the idea has been put on hold. While I am redecorating and organizing the house, I’m really doing it for me, not staging it for a future sale.


  2. Jennifer Rose,
    no, it’s really magenta. When I had chemo my hair didn’t really fall out, but I think it accelerated my normal hair loss, that hair grew back white and straight. I toyed with the idea of dying it but dark hair never really looks natural unless you do a couple of shades, which I neither have the patience for doing myself, nor the money to have it done professionally.

    I decided what the heck, it’s going to look fake anyway! I do need to get a hair cut, I’m starting to look like I have cotton candy on my head unless I put something in to tame the fizz.

    The dye is temporary. It fades with every shampoo, so I go from bright magenta to a pale lavender color. The tube lasted about 10 weeks. I’m toying with doing purple or blue next, though I really like the magenta.

    “When I am old I shall wear purple”…I think being 60 gives me permission to embrace, no celebrate, my inner eccentricity,


  3. It is good to hear you are well. The snake doo is a bit over the top but it looks fine if you are going to carnival. I’d take that photo if I got a chance. And I do not have enough hair to pull it off myself.

  4. It is great to see you back. We all go through what I call blogaphobia. I have even considered cutting back to one post a week. But I doubt it will happen.

  5. You dyed your hair purple???

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