Sunday, July 6, 2008

It's My Birthday!

My twin sister, Carrol came to visit for our Birthday. She lives in Tucson and I only get to see her a few times year. Today we turned 47. I don't have many pictures of both of us together and none of them very recent. Can you tell which one is me? OK, I bet you recognize the top. We used to look more alike when we were younger. Anyway, we had my older sister, her two sons, my son and husband and my dad for dinner at his home in the mountains. I'm still stuffed and I refused to record my WW points for today. I'll start again tomorrow.

Yesterday I worked a little on my mini SWAP. I haven't given up on it and I still want to finish it. I have the black pair of jeans and the Jalie Sweetheart top to cut out and sew. I have so many things I want to get sewn before I have to report back to work. One week down, six more to go.

I want another dress for the summer, so last night I bought myself Simplicity 2894. It wasn't even on sale, other than the 40% off regularly and the extra 10% off coupon from their flier. I still have to draw it on to my croquis, but I think it will look great on me.

Thank you to everyone who wished me a happy birthday. I really did have a nice day, and your messages made my day extra special.

I also want to thank you for telling me how much you appreciated seeing my croquis. I really debated with myself about posting such a show-all drawing of my ample self. I decided to do it simply because I thought you might find it helpful to see how it can be used with a body so far from the norm.


  1. Happy birthday, Sherril! You are so lucky, I had no idea you were a twin. Of course, you two look just different enough that I was able to pick you out right away! Is your sister a sewer too?

  2. Happy Birthday! I have a twin too! So neat!

  3. Happy Birthday! Even if you and Carrol were both dressed in clothes you've made, I think I'd still be able to tell you apart from your sister. Too bad she doesn't live closer ... you'd have a built-in "dressform." LOL!

  4. gosh, its like looking in the mirror when you guys get together huh, lol
    Happy birthday, how cool is that!

  5. Hi Sherril...Happy Belated Birthday! Glad to hear you enjoyed your day especially with family and your twin sis. BTW, I like the Simplicity 2894 pattern...I like all the outfits. Susan

  6. Hi Sherril.HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I remember you from Pattern Review.I've always been a fan and I glad you posted at my blog.It led me to your cool blog.I love it.I'll be adding you to my list.

  7. Happy Birthday, Sherril. Hope it was very special for you.
    I love your croquis and the fact that you posted them. This is why I follow your blog. You are very inspiring to us non-Barbie women and I thank you for that.
    Birthday wished for your sister, too. You do look amazingly alike!


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