I know I am bad about posting since I signed up for LJ years ago. I felt like I never really had much to post about. Honestly, my sewing mojo had gone out the window. However, yesterday, it started to come back. Trust me I am thankful regarding that. I pulled out the apron from DressU 2012 and decided to work on that. I hate unfinished projects. They just really bother me. I honestly feel that if I started on another project without finishing this one; I would lose my sanity. It will clear my conscience regarding starting a new project. I will try to post pictures later.

Yes, I am alive. Things have been crazy. So much has been going on that I haven't had time to post here. I will post more at first chance.

Just wanted to say hi and looking forward to seeing you guys at DressU!!!!!

I just want to get my prayers out to those affected by the events in Colorado. It breaks my heart. We all should be safe to escape from stress and reality to a fantasy world in a movie theater. My heart breaks for all the victims/survivors. :-(

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Things have been crazy since the last time I have seen/talked to many of you. So here's the Reader's Digest Version.

In December 2011, I received an offer from my employer to transfer to our cardiac stress lab department as a stress lab nurse which I gladly accepted. My position basically places me in full control of the testing procedure and patient safety while testing the patient. I actually really like it.

On the sewing front, I have not done much of it. With [livejournal.com profile] sadievale and her mom's help, I have a mint green spencer to go with my blue dress. It is very nice.

I have only been to two or three costume events since [livejournal.com profile] sadievale regency tea. One was a Twelfth Night party with my colonial dance group, a princess party with[livejournal.com profile] sadievale, and Fort Fred.

Now for my rant........I was taken off one of my medications because I was doing so well, but the trial failed miserably. I went through discontinuation syndrome and was placed back on half of the dose I was originally on. The discontinuation symptoms had not resolved and I was placed on full dose. Now I have side effects from increasing the medication back to the original dose. Time will only tell if and how much it will get better. I guess I am just requesting prayers from you guys if possible. Not sure it will help.

I have to sign off for now. The muscle pains/muscle cramping/muscle stiffness are making hard for me to type. Update later.

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I am right there with you. I can not fit into my 18th century gowns at all?! :(

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I worked Friday so I didn't have to deal with the crowds. Most of my coworkers were off and my doc was oncall. It was a very nice day;)

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Finally......After about a year, my regency dress is done! My first dress ever! With [livejournal.com profile] sadievale and her mother's supervision and sewing assistance. ([livejournal.com profile] sadievale's mother was very kind to machine sew when needed near the completion of the dress and reticule so it would meet the deadline. However, as her mother reminded me, approximately 95% of the project was completed by me with much it hand-sewn. Not bad for someone with little experience.

I really can see that accessories really allow the costumer to rock the gown. With a a small tiara comb on loan, beautiful tasseled reticule, and four, yes FOUR, gorgeous feathers standing proudly and waving in the air. And yes, I will be starting a new project......another Regency Dress! So, there will be more projects coming soon! Oh no, I feel a new addiction coming on.......

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Pardon me ladies! I have been remiss upon sharing the latest news involving my history/sewing world. Bring on the tea and conversation!

First things first....Let me back up. In July, a trip to go visit my uncle in Florida unfortunately fell through a couple days before we were supposed to depart. I had taken off a whole week of work and was concerned as to what to do with it. A dangerous suggestion was made to make a day trip to Colonial Williamsburg. Of course how do I wind up making this into a big production of an actual four day vacation? Go online, make a reservation for four consecutive days in one of their splendid Colonial Houses. It was an all girls four day excursion of exploring just the Historic Area.....No outlet shopping for these chicks! We visited a few the buildings, saw the accessories exhibit, took a tavern ghost tour, and took turn around a garden during a herb garden tour. I took insisted we enjoy an exemplary historic interpretation of Thomas Jefferson portrayed by Bill Barker. We did some colonial shopping and tavern dining at Chownings and at Christiana Campbell's, my Mom's favorite. One of the most exciting parts though was having lunch with [livejournal.com profile] marcine and her mom. [livejournal.com profile] marcine looked fantastic as always. As usual, The Cheese Ship was amazing. The most humorous situation involved us walking everywhere in murderous heat because we couldn't figure out the shuttle system. Mom and I did get our needed rest though.

On a more recent note, I finally received my Region 2 copy of Northanger Abbey (2007) version as a birthday present to myself. (After seeing this version, I can not, under any circumstance, watch/purchase the 1980's version. Trust me, I tried watching it at[livejournal.com profile] sadievale's house. I basically started to get a migraine. Since I have a three day weekend, I thought tonight would be a great date night involving Mr. Tilney, sewing, and me. Needless to say, I did finally get the side seams completely sewn and bodice pinned. It is really hard to focus watching the fantastic J.J. Feild. Great day! That man is so sweet and gorgeous to gaze at. And, yes, I did see him in Captain America and dragged [livejournal.com profile] sadievale to watch it after bribing her with the promise of seeing her beloved Richard Armitage (North & South) on the big screen.

Oh, I must excuse myself so I can eagerly watch this last bit where they kiss. *sigh*

Goodnight Gang!

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I usually only use LiveJournal for costuming or anything regarding history that might be of interest. I also know I have quite negligent in posting some really good entries on a recent trip to Colonial Williamsburg and update on progress of Regency Dress. I will amend that mistake. I only ask for some prayers as I am dealing with some personal issues. Thank You For All The Love And Support!

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Everyone has to read this! I wish I could do this!


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Calling All Costumers!

I have an equation for you guys! What does a few hours of hand sewing + Sense & Sensibility (2008) + Northanger Abbey (2008)=? One night of fabulous viewing of Jane Austen's works and ONE FINISHED SIDE SEAM of my Regency Dress! The only fault in the equation is there was a slight slip of the two panels of side seam, but I can not see it on the skirt. With some encouragement from Mom regarding my OCD tendencies, I think I will leave it the way it is rather that rip the stitches and try to resew that area. Knowing me I will make it worse.....

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Okay, so there was some drama that prompted me to stop sewing the Regency Dress. Originally, I had cut out the front and back lining of the dress. (Note: I was not planning to line the dress.) As one would imagine, this caused quite a bit of heartache. Since then, honestly, there was a moderate amount of lack of motivation to finish the dress. That all changed when [livejournal.com profile] sadievale and I went to the Va Renaissance Faire. We met [livejournal.com profile] jennylafleur and [livejournal.com profile] isabelladangelo who were in costume. We enjoyed people watching, hair braiding, and shopping. This left [livejournal.com profile] sadievale and I very motivated to sew on Sunday. After figuring out which piece of the pattern I was missing, re-ironing the fabric, and ripping out the other side seam. (Note: I am so proud this process of ripping out the other side seam only took about an hour and ten minutes. This is a great achievement. Trust me.) I then bid [livejournal.com profile] sadievale goodbye and came home to pin the correct pieces together watching Bridget Jone's Diary. An awesome way to spend part of the weekend!

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Hey Guys,

I was just wondering if there were still people who wanted to go to the Faire so we could finalize plans.

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I am writing this to celebrate that I survived The Curse of the Sleeves unscathed and only mildly traumatized. I ran into some gathering issues, but managed to pin those evil little devils down and sew them. They actually look neat and tidy! Better than a home economics project of shame! The side seams of the skirt have also been sewn as well! Kudos to isabelladangelo for a suggestion of marking the sleeves after cutting them out to assist oneself through The Curse of The Sleeves. Before I removed the pattern pieces from the skirt fabric, I marked the front and back of the skirt! I can't wait for the dress to be finished!

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Tonight, I am taking a break from sewing and scheming a spencer/pelisse for my next project. All the while intently watching Persuasion (1995) and sipping Fortnum & Mason Strawberry Black Tea! Thank You Sadievale!

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