No matter what your background is or where you come from in the world - I promise you that one of your Ancestors sewed up a storm! It was very common to make your own clothes rather than purchasing expensive store bought options, and it was also important to know how to fix clothes and blankets with patches and a needle and thread.
On this very day, 114 years ago, my paternal great-great grandparents landed on Ellis Island after a 10 day journey at sea. They left the Port of Hamburg, Germany on November 25, 1909 and landed on Ellis Island in the afternoon of December 5, 1909. They took a risk in the pursuit of a better life that was not guaranteed. In the quiet of 2am, after a night of wearing crystals, dancing