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!


  1. Oh Hi! Welcome back. I've been thinking about you at times and hoped nothing was wrong. I'll be glad to read more blogs as I don't do instagram. And know all about the covid body!

  2. I don’t know if I’ve ever commented before, but I enjoyed your blog and I’m happy to see you back. All of these are great!! I especially love the romper the black La Bella Donna top with the gorgeous flower, and that last top is something I really want to make now, so thanks for sharing it!

    I hope this year works out well for you!

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