Monday, August 31, 2009

Back to school

Today is the first day back to school for the teachers in my district and I am not joining them. I was a Special Education Teacher last year and decided that after three years and countless numbers of children (overloaded) that I need to take a break and try a new field. I know that this is not the best time to change careers, but I really had no choice. I needed to leave. I still have the ability to substitute teach (no pressure)and I will until I get myself another job. I am sad because I miss my co-workers, but I will move on. The children do not return until Sept 8th so my three are still at home to keep me company. I hope that I can get a job soon after they leave because I will be bored. I cleaned up my fabric from boxes and in storage bags and I have found that I cannot buy another piece of fabric until I sew something in my stash. My stash is beautiful and I need to use it. I have organized everything. I am going to make a list of my patterns and organize them. I will try to sort out my next project. I think that I am going to try to make a suit. A 2-hour jacket from a MacPhee pattern or Simplicity pattern. Then I will make a funnel neck top to go underneath and find a good pattern for a skirt. I will post information as I go. The material is a polyester material for the jacket and the skirt(gray). The top is a lavender-purple color. If all goes well it should be very pretty.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

New Skirt Made

Well, here is the first skirt that I have made since I was in high school. I cannot date myself but let's just say it has been longer than 20 years. I know that I need to get a better photograph, but I am trying to prevent having a boring blog. This pattern is McCalls 5140. I think that this is an out of print pattern. I did iron this along the way but I folded it up to prepare for guests and I just want to add it to my blog so that I do not still look like a loser in the sewing blog Tell me what you think.

As promised a while back here is a picture of the wadder shell that i made. I put it on my dress form. Tell me what exactly I did wrong. Forgive the picture. I used my webcam on my computer.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Happy Belated Birthday to my Youngest Princess

Happy Birthday to my sweet litle princess. I am sorry that I did not write to you on that day but I did not use the computer. I missed the time by 10 days. I hope that you too have a fantastic life and obtain all the great things that life has to offer. Enjoy each and everyday of your life and go to the stars with your dreams. I believe in you and your siblings. I know that you are capable of doing wonderful things. Stay strong and be easy. I love you mommy!

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