Saturday, June 9, 2012


Hello, sewing world. I miss you! Life has been filled with kids, work, and well, guess that's all work and kids. No wait, also home repair. I'm trying to get all these (more than 20) minor repairs done on my house just in case some smaller, less expensive version of my home, on the right street appears on the market.

It's been so bad that today (80+ degrees) I still have turtlenecks, and wool garments in my closet. I haven't even switched my wardrobe to shorts and t-shirts yet. That's bad.

The school year finally ended and brought just a few more things to break up my daily/yearly routine, i.e., I'll be leaving my current high school position as they are eliminating music from their curriculum, I'll be assigned to a different building within the district, our union just rejected (by 97% - that's how ridiculous it is) the current contract offer, and I'm enrolled in two classes this summer to renew my teaching certificate (ironic, no?).

So far, it looks like the summer is going be filled with purging the old and anticipating the new. That reminds of the reasons my sewing has slowed is because my very old, very basic Simplicity serger upper blade finally bit the dust. I've been scouting craigslist for a decent used 4-thread (mine is only 3) but just haven't found the right machine at the right time (financially). Just when I thought a new machine had become my only option, I found out that the Babylock parts fit my machine. Yay!

Enough with the excuses! I love reading about what you're doing. I know I'm missing out on so many new bloggers. I hope that I'll have something significant to add soon. :)

I really, really, really wanted to make my daughter's 5th grade promotion dress and I was absolutely heartbroken that I had to go RTW. But, she looked so cute...
(First day of kindergarten - with a dress I did make - and last day of 5th grade.)


Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Wow! So much change in your life...I hope that everything works with the teaching job. Your daughter is growing up fast and the dress is very pretty.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

It sounds like you busy! RTW is there for a reason--I'm grateful we have the option of it when we just don't have time to sew. She looks adorable!

Diana said...

Your daughter is beautiful. Hope you find time for yourself and to sew soon!

Sew Blessed Maw said...

Oh how beautiful.. Love both dresses..
My daughter is a high school teacher also.... Teaching is a busy job..especailly with all the other things your doing added to it..
Hope your summer vaccation settles down, and you get the house repairs done.. and maybe some sewing soon.. Happy sewing.