La Colcha

September 16, 2018

This overhead view of a farmer’s market reminds me of a Colcha (quilt) of many flavors if you will. Mi Abuelito, Higinio taught me how to quilt, and Mi Abuelito’s quilts were crazy quilts! And I say this with the utmost of love and respect. It is comprised of bits and pieces that seem discordant, like the crazy quilts that have been one of our great folk-art forms, velvet and calico and stripes, brocades and beads adorn it. Piles of fabric, many little squares form a tapestry filled with rich colors and bright hues that tell a story, describe a life, a tale or communicate an idea, message or theme. You are a map of of many pieces of cloth and sometimes worked by many hands. Sewn together stitch by stitch by hand or by machine. You offer my body and soul warmth.The textures, shapes and colors remind me of assembling a  jig-saw puzzle. And, my colchas like many improbable ideas, when they actually work, are a welcomed relief of wonder.

Thank you Father

Abrazos y Besos

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I am perpetually creative, and my eyes “feel” art everywhere. Who am I, I am an open book. I believe that sharing “from the heart” with one another is what connects us, heals us, and inspires us! My love for my Lord, family, friends, cooking, crafting, gardening/nature, vintage, sewing and different cultures; these passions and too many more to list, have moved my hand to paper, thus, Abrazos y Besos. In addition to a nudge by my baby sister, Dudies. My last name is Hug which means Abrazo in Spanish, hence the name of my blog: “Abrazos y Besos” translating to “Hugs & Kisses.” I will focus on our personal life journey with Mi Corazon (Augie Hug) sprinkled with love, spice and fun. Please tune in. Philippians 4:13 New King James Version (NKJV) 13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

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