Sunday, August 1, 2021

 Hello Blog World! I promised when I stopped blogging that I would be back after I finished getting my teaching credential. That was almost 8 years ago. Well, I've been done with school for 5 1/2 years. I didn't realize teaching would take all my time and energy in a different way than being a substitute teacher did. Don't get me wrong, I love it. Well, except teaching from home during Covid. That I hated! So, starting tomorrow, I will be back in the classroom for the first post-covid school year. Sadly, covid is far from over and I fear I will be sent home to teach from my sewing room, again. 

I belong to a wonderful group of sewing sisters. A few of us have blogs that we have neglected and we have challenged each other to get our blogs up and running again. So, This is officially my re-entry into the world of blogging. I suppose now I really have to also learn how to use Instagram. If you would like to join me there as well, I am Sherril.Miller.

During this summer I didn't get to travel. If you know me, you know that I LOVE to travel. I spent 5 of the 8 weeks I had off working with contractors to gut and remodel my bathroom. It looks awesome by the way. To say my summer was a disappointment is putting it lightly. Next summer I'm going somewhere fabulous! I'd love to hear your ideas about that.



I did do some sewing. Very little sewing. I gained a TON of weight during the most stressful event of my life--teaching special ed middle school kids from my home. With my refrigerator in the next room. So, I am now sewing for this body I don't even recognize as my own. 

I am a big fan of Love Notion's PDF patterns. In fact I am a pattern tester for them as well.

Love Notions Sunday Romper

Love Notions La Bella Donna Top

Love Notions La Bella Donna Top and the Sybil Gored Skirt

Lekala patterns #2109 #2097
These patterns are made to measure. The contrast on the first top is to fix some fitting issues.

While 7 garments in 2 months sounds like a lot, for me it really isn't. Especially since most of them are easy knit tops. I go back to work tomorrow, and I will try to get a dress or two made today. Wish me luck!