• 070730F8-43DB-4427-A39A-4859C51470EC3A5E87B8-28F5-4B16-9FA6-04A6AEB247A51B7A78FB-3948-4F28-896B-17695BFA0209A4399F75-1A6B-48E4-8D42-70DBA6BA3DEB2B7C364B-6263-415C-BA8A-346EC9AAA9E04943C9F4-76B3-4820-94C1-55A0223CF9D04BA8B9EC-5D08-4034-8B2C-C5FC9A2EECFD0B833406-9D06-4521-BB46-2CB000AC8B0EMay 19, 2019
Most of you who know me, know I learned to quilt the basics around 2000.
The remoteness and isolation of living near   Lassen National Park was the perfect setting to learn the basics from a group of women. I will forever be indebted to.
Although, my passion had been instilled in me from Mi Abuelito, Higinio as a child, as I watched him make his famous colchas.
Once I learned the basics, and had made many log cabin, Dresden plate patterns, countless table runners, baby quilts and learned free motion quilting. I broke away since I wanted to color outside of the lines.
That’s when I started what I called “fabric art,” since I didn’t know what else to call it;
mainly hand stitching random swatches of fabric. Without giving much thought to matching fabric colors or shapes. It’s a meditative and freeing process.
I especially enjoy weaving strips of fabric
and hand stitching together to add to other pieces.
Now, I learn many many women enjoy this process called “Stitch Meditations.”
In the past if I made a mistake I would get frustrated and stop.
I would also compare myself to others art and
think mine is not as good as so and sos. And give up.
Now, when I encounter a mistake or fine myself comparing I do not pull out mistakes. I merely continue. I do not view it as a mistake, but as a new possibility.
I embrace my mistakes and limitations. Besides this is a “collage” to please me, not anyone else.
 I incorporate the concept of Wabi-Sabi, the Japanese term of beauty in imperfection.
I usually start off with a vision, but I like the vision to allow me to play without a plan or direction,  I allow it to take a life if it’s own. I allow it to speak to me.
Picture # 3 is not mine, but one of my next inspirations.
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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