Thank you so much for your last letter! I have been so anxious to hear what is happening in la familia, and also which dresses you and Francisca had chosen to make. I understand, however, that it must have been a hard decision to make.
The dress you have chosen is muchos bueno! Everyone here is wearing those striped dresses and you will fit right in with your Vestido de Gala de Regencia.
I went out to buy the patterns today and while I was in the square, I noticed a poor little dove hopping around on his legs holding out a clearly broken wing. Some malo ninos (bad boys) had been throwing rocks at him, and dislodged the little dove's shoulder bone so she could not move her wing. After I purchased the patterns, I brought her home and set her wing. She is happily hopping around the courtyard now. I have named her Palomita in honor of Tomas and 'Tonio's favorite song.
I bought this ribbon and lace from the dress shop here as well - do please enjoy it!
Amor, Tia Magdalena