About Me

Hi. My name is Verónica and this is my blog.

What to tell you about me …

I am a native Texan, and contrary to popular belief, I do not own a gun or a cowboy hat. But I do have a pair of killer cowboy boots.

I grew up along the Texas-Mexico border and cherish my bicultural heritage. I have yet to see a sunset more beautiful than the ones over the Río Grande.

My day job is at a large insurance company. Despite how boring that might sound, it’s actually very interesting and I get to work with smart, engaging people.

My husband is both a comfort and an inspiration to me. I am a better person because of him. Our two boys bring us joy – and challenge our sanity – on a daily basis.

We like to travel. I love the fact that through this blog, I am able to connect with people from all over the world.

Knitting is my creative outlet. I love the textures and colors of the yarns and making something beautiful out of them.

This is me. My husband took this during our honeymoon in China. From time to time you may see glimpses of China on my blog. It is an amazing place!

Welcome to my blog. I hope you will find common threads that bind us.

41 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hello,
    Thank you for visiting my blog. I’m so glad you did because now I’ve discovered your beautiful blog! I love your photos, your creations and the way you express things and will be following with interest. :)

  2. Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leading me here, to yours. Hopefully, I will get some knitting and spinning post up soon. I look forward to reading more about your knitting adventures. I too love how these blogs bring people, with similar interests, together, no matter how far away.

  3. Dear Veronica,

    Greetings from Australia. Great to see that you have a creative talent in knitting, that is truly a gift. Beautiful and cherished traditions should be kept alive and passed down to future generations. It’s the oldest things that belong to out cultural heritage that we should treasure most of all.

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

    God bless

    1. I loved your photographs, especially the black and white with a touch of color. I also liked how you shared the painting side by side with the street it depicts. Lovely.

      Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful holiday season as well.

  4. I’m Grace and I love your blog! I have a embroidery/ sewing blog—handmadegem.wordpress.com.

    I want to nominate your blog for the Liebster award! First, I want to make sure that your blog has less than 200 followers (one of the requirements). I’ll be posting the award on my blog by the end of the week!

    I’d also love to chat with you about doing a blog swap (maybe vintage patterns or accessories), a guest post or any other sort of collaboration!


    Warm Wishes,

    1. Hi Grace. I’m so glad you stopped by. I really liked the scrap quilt you’re making and the embroidery. Thank you so much for considering Agujas for the Liebster Award, and congratulations to you for getting the award in the first place. I will have to pass as Agujas already passed 200 followers. Even as I write this, it’s hard to believe! It is an amazing online crafty community and I’ve enjoyed getting to know so many people, albeit virtually via their blogs. Collaboration sounds great! You can reach me at veronica (at sign) agujasblog (dot) com. Happy sewing!

  5. Hello, thank you for getting in touch.
    I really like your blog content – so many beautiful & inspiring photographs!
    I have to read through a lot. Kind regards, Nina

  6. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I wish I had the foresight to plan blog posts. I am more a seat of the pants person. It is neat to read how other people work, maybe I can get some tips. Love seeing other fiber junkies, yarn is my passion.

  7. Greetings from Ewa in Sweden. I found your blog today and because I found it interesting and it seems that we have common interests I’ m now a follower of your blog.

  8. Hi Veronica – I was so excited last night when I realised 4 people had visited my blog – and 3 of them are following me. I have been posting since June and nothing – until last night. What a thrill to find people ‘like’ the same things. I loved your Zàijiàn Beijing post and I’m looking forward to finding out more about the bloggers who have visited my blog

  9. Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I am really enjoying yours! I lived in China for 10 years so am interested in your connection there as well. I also have begun knitting and crocheting again after a very long lapse.

  10. Why hi there Mrs. Veronica! I thank you for liking my very first post! This is my first time knitting! Call me crazy, but I too like the sounds of knitting needles clicking together :)

  11. Hi, Veronica! I am so happy to have met you & Ramon at Niko Niko’s the other night. Your blog is beautiful! I hope to meet again, sometime. My husband, Carlos, wants to do the camino in Spain. I think he & Ramon would have a lot to talk about!

    1. Melissa, I’m so glad you stopped by. My husband was right in introducing us! Fellow knitters always have something to talk about! My husband would be glad to chat with Carlos about El Camino.

  12. Thank you for liking my post “Candy Stripe Bag Now Has A Liner” on OUR RETIRED LIFE.
    I think I will mosey around your blog to see what you have to offer.

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