I was inspired by my Mom who taught me some basic sewing skills and encouraged me to take sewing classes in junior high and high school.  When I was in junior high my mom made a few blouses for me.  She let me pick out the fabric and patterns and I remember her telling me that no one else would have a top like mine; it was one-of-a-kind.  

My mom made my dress for my junior high graduation.  I loved the fabric–that it was floor length with a ruffle and that no one else had that dress!

My mother inspired me to appreciate my individuality as I wore clothing unique to me. She was also the driving force behind learning to sew for myself. As I have used this skill in my life, it has turned into a talent and a hobby that I have enjoyed sharing with others. Like the dress she made for my Junior High Graduation, my mom was truly one of a kind.

When I think of that, I’m reminded of my individual worth and D&C 18:10 — Remember the worth of souls is great in the sight of God.

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I grew up in the LA area and moved to Boston sight unseen and am never leaving New England. I work as an assistant in the president's office at MIT and do photography on the side. I am in YW for the third time (I am the Beehive counselor) and I love it. My hobbies are photography, antiquing, baking, sewing, quilting, blogging (and reading lots of blogs), writing letters, reading on the subway and exploring around New England (there is lots to see!).

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