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The Historical Sew Monthly

2016 is the year that I am going to join The Historical Sew Monthly. I figure by January I should be able to sew again. 

January’s theme is procrastination- so I am going to finish my One-hour dress.

I’m planning on attending the 2016 Dickens’ Fair and of course I need clothes. I don’t even know if my corset will fit and it makes no sense to try it on until after I am done with all my surgeries, but there are plenty of other things that I can make that won’t require that much fitting, like underpinnings.

Now I have to figure out how to put the participant button on my sidebar. Since I can’t figure out how to make the RSS feed work, it may take me awhile, though there is a Facebook page I can join to post my stuff on.

I think adding some more structure to my life will help me, and focusing on sewing will be good for me.



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. Theresa, I don’t use my real name on my email but we have met before around the time I rented a room on Calle 75. So sorry to hear of your loss, but glad to hear you are feeling better. Take care, m

    • Hi Jane,
      I like your nom de web. I know exactly who you are.

      Thank you, I have good days and bad ones,but I am just putting one foot in front of the other and hoping for healing and acceptance.


  2. Hola Theresa!
    I got a chuckle out of procrastination being the theme for January. I’ll join you in that if I get around to it.


    Kim G
    Redding, CA
    Where we are suffering through small-market local TV news.

  3. I’m so glad you are beginning to feel better! I have been enjoying your blog for about a year now and when we were in town this fall, house hunting,followed your fabric shopping tips. As it turns out we have purchased a home a few blocks away on Calle 75. We will be returning at the end of Jan. I would be happy to be available to run to the store or bring you supper if that would be helpful. Keeping you in our prayers – Sharon

    • Hi Sharon,
      Welcome to the neighborhood. What a kind offer. I’m not actually staying home, just being really careful about what I do,not hauling around heavy things etc. I think I will just shoot myself if I can’t cook by the end of January. However, you should stop by and say hello.


      • I would love to come by. Thank you for the invitation. Let me know if there is anything I can pop in the suitcase for you. We are in Seattle and have easy access to Trader Joes and good Asian,Indian groceries.

  4. Best wishes to you during this season and very difficult time. I continue to send prayers and good thoughts your way. I so enjoy seeing you back here. Wishing you good health and abundance in the coming year. Abrazos.

    • Hi Barbara,
      Thank you. I am trying to establish new routines. Walking Furgus first thing in the morning so far is the only one firmly in place. I’m still working out when I want to do other things. This time of year is super busy, which I am so grateful for, keeping busy seems to help a lot.


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