January 8, 2010

010 - Mom's measuring tape

Moms measuring tape.

I think my mom is one of the most adorable people on the planet (though I'm probably a little biased). She's this little old Philippina woman who came to Canada in the 80's thinking it would provide a better life than the Philippines could offer. My mom used to be a seamstress - I remember as a kid that she was always at her sewing machine putting together wedding dresses, hallowe'en costumes, curtains, slipcovers for our sofa, everything! I like to think that act of her sewing together her broken measuring tape is a strong sign of her culture and ingenuity. I love it.


  1. this is so cute.
    i love the sewn together measuring tape.

  2. I'm so glad that you found my blog, because it let me find yours! :) When you manage to bike all the way to NS, you have a place to stay in Yarmouth. I'm looking forward to reading along!

  3. Just like my grandmother. Taking such good care of everything she owned and repairing it until it just couldn't be repaired anymore. I wish we had more of this in our generation and newer generations.