Sunday, January 25, 2009

My New Look

After reading about Melissa's new face lift she did to her blog, I decided it was time to do something about mine. I never did like it. Too plain, too much of the template, not enough me. While Melissa decided to make her blog less colorful, I decided to make mine more colorful. I think it now shows my personality much better.

I have absolutely no HTML skills, and of course, Husband who is a computer programmer could help me. But he is instead sleeping in today. So I had a go at it all by myself. For my header, I decided to use a portion of a patchwork tote bag I made as a Christmas present. I didn't share it with you. Sorry. Here it is.

During October, November, and December I was teaching a severely handicapped special ed class. It was such a wonderful experience, mostly because I had the best staff to work with. My teacher's aid got this bag. Hi Cathy!

Here is another item I've made lately and not shared. It's a Walkman CD player purse. I decided that sticking the thing in my bra just wouldn't do when I went out of the house.

I put two CD pockets inside. I listen to books on tape while I sew and when I go for walks.

I joined the YMCA this last week and took two step aerobic classes and did one day of weight training. I feel great. I think the last of the diet soda and sugar substitute poison is out of my system. I'm starting to think I could like to exercise. Not love it, but maybe like it somewhat. None of my clothes feels like their going to fall off of me yet, but maybe soon! Then I'll really have a new look.


  1. I love your new look - in the dead of winter it is a breath of fresh WARM air! :)

  2. "Then I'll really have a new look." Goooooo, Sherril!! I'm SO proud of you!! You're proud of You, too, eh--the MOST IMPORTANT!!Show me the way, too, eh!!
    Soft hugs,

  3. I like the new look of your blog and your red knock off shirt. I like the gathers! I also enjoy your CWC knock offs. I always think of you when I am in a CWC store! Mary

  4. Thank you for the award, Sherril! I love the colourful new look of the blog - very pretty and cheerful. I'm also totally in love with your red 'my shape' top. Dang it. I'm going to have to lose weight too if I'm going to keep using you (and your wardrobe) as inspiration. ;)
    Well done on the gym and detoxing. I was reading this and it reminded me how much better I felt when I gave up caffeine and got early nights instead. A habit I need to get into again methinks.

  5. I really like the new look. The contrast is very appealing and easy on the eyes.

    You are doing so wonderfully, Sherril. You are so inspirational with your sewing and your "new attitude." Congrats on enjoying the exercise and the detox. I know if I need a pick me up I can come here. Thanks.

  6. Sherril, WELL DONE - getting to the gym is the first step and THE HARDEST! Keep it up!

  7. Um, Sherril, sorry, but I'm giggling over the thoughts of sticking a cd player in your bra! In fact, the more I think about that, the more tears come to my eyes. I may have to come back later to finish my comment!

    OK! Whew! I'm in control now.

    Good job on the CD player purse! I love to listen to books while I do other things, too. I have to keep a cd player, a cassette player, and an old mp3 player for the purpose, because our library system offers all three formats, but not all books are in all three formats.

    The new header is lovely. You did it, yay!

  8. Congrats to you for being so committed to your exercise regimen!! I stumbled upon your blog after doing a search for sewing bloggers. I received a new sewing machine for Christmas :) I wanted to ask you about your reasoning for eliminating sugar substitutes from your diet. I had gestational diabetes when I was pregnant and started using Splenda. After my DS was born the GD went away but I couldn't stand the taste of table sugar in beverages so I continued to use the Splenda. 8yrs later I'm still using it, probably about 15 single serve packs each day. I was just wondering if you'll go back to using regular sugar or if you are eliminating it completely from your diet. Thanks!


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