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 horse 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.
45 thoughts on “About Me”
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. 🙂
Loved the Magpie quarrel! Very amusing. Glad you stopped by.
Thanks for dropping by my blog today. Yours is wonderful and I look forward to connecting through crafting.
I liked the vibrant color you used for the cowl. I too look forward to seeing what else you make!
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.
Congrats on getting freshly pressed! I love your farm and look forward to seeing more through your blog. Cheers!
Thank you for visiting my blog and your kind comments on my owls! I too visited China last year and have been thinking about including some pics on my blog. I’ll come back for another visit soon!
I loved the owls! I would like to see those China pics. I’ll keep an eye out for them.
Now I understand why CHina fascinates you too. 🙂
Thanks for popping into my blog. If you hadnt, I might never have discovered yours. I’m glad I did. :o)
I love how you draw a crowd while spinning! Glad to have found your blog as well.
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
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.
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!
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!
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
Thank you for stopping by.
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.
I loved all those balls of yarn! They looked so pretty all nicely wound and in a large pile! Have fun knitting / crocheting.
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.
Hello! Thanks for the comment. I stopped by your blog as well. I like your dresses – so fresh and comfortable.
You have an interesting blog here, just go on with your ideas.
Thanks for your visit and like at my blog.
You are most welcome.
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
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.
You poetry was beautiful. How interesting that you lived in China! It’s been quite an experience.
Thanks for liking my post from yesterday. I love your blog. It’s beautiful. If you still live in Texas, it must be a challenge to knit with such hot weather. Warmest wishes, Jane
Your post and quotes from the video resonated with me. Have you ever read Lorna Dee Cervantes’ poetry? There is one poem that i often reflect on. It is called “Beneath the Shadow of the Freeway.” This is how it ends:
and in time, I plant geraniums.
I tie up my hair into loose braids,
and trust only what I have built
with my own hands.
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 🙂
I love organizing my knitting supplies. Looking forward to see what you knit with all your tools!
Thought you would like this.
I have seen that. I guess I can understand how the sound of clicking needles would interfere! ☺️
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!
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.
Thanks for visiting my blog 😊. I’m glad to have now discovered yours! I love a pair of cowboy boots!
I enjoyed reading your posts. Cowboy boots are great 🙂.
We saw Kacey Musgraves at the Royal Albert Hall in London earlier this week. She also had a fine pair of cowboy boots on!! 😊 I love listening to her music whilst crocheting 😊
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.
The bag has happy colors! A liner is always good to help maintain the shape.
Also will keep those pens that end up in the bottom of every bag from poking through and stabbing you! 🙂
Hi! Nice to virtually meet you! Thanks for your nice comments on my blog! I just looked at a few of your posts; very nice, I love your photographs! More exploring to do here during the weekend! Keep it up! 🙂
Loved your post on Norway – a country I have yet to visit.
I’d like to speak to you about using one of your images.
Are you available on Skype or WhatsApp?
Suzanne – you can use an image as long as you maintain the (c) AgujasBlog.com on it and link back to the page where you found it. Hope that helps! — vtl