Jenny La Fleur
while I was away - Jenny La Fleur
adventures in costuming
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while I was away


*waves* First I would like to give huge thanks to everyone who wrote to encourage me and check up on me during my LJ hiatus. A very special thank you for the chocolates & postcards. You guys really are the best.

I meant to break my hiatus long before this but by the time I was ready to come back my trip to San Diego was suddenly upon me. The trip was incredible as I celebrated the wedding of my dearest Maegan. I went out almost a week early for my maid of honor duties, to generally help out and spend some time with M before her big day. It was the best week ever, if emotional and a bit crazy toward the end. It was just what I needed. To be home in SD again, be with dear friends, spend time with my family and away from my office... exactly what I needed to recharge my batteries... once I catch up on my sleep that is!


I've posted a few favorite pics (I took about 550 while I was away!) starting at the bachelorette party Bridget & I threw for the girls. There are more to come, at least I hope so as there aren't many of me on my camera. The professional ones of the wedding party in Balboa Park are the ones I can't WAIT to see - woo hoo! My pics are here:

http://www.jennylafleur.com/pic/2008.0229/album

What else have I been up to while I've been offline?

I've watched the new Jane Eyre (I liked it loads Aubry, more than I expected too, the Dalton is still my favorite of course), The First Churchills (adored it - oh the mantuas!) & Elizabeth The Golden Age (not really impressed)

I bought big, fat glass pearls to wear with my future Restoration dress, which is now a must thank you The First Churchills

I've had that Cadbury Creame Egg I was craving and a few extra for good measure

I've made progress on my chemise dress & redingote - see my website for updates if not many pics, sorry

I ordered 3 bridesmaid dresses trying to get the right size - crazy! No altering in the end though, just let out the pleats

I've been listening non-stop to Sarah Brightman's new release Symphony

I've snuggled my kitty a lot

I've had way too much fun sewing, cooking & laughing with sadievale

I'm finally feeling non-sickly, although jet-lag has been rearing it's ugly head since I got back. blah.

I cut my hair - still long but nicer layers, got a straightener (still playing with that) & now have the loveliest red highlights thanks to my sunny San Diego walks. My hair really loves Southern CA.

I've tweaked my Poe dress - no trim yet but the hem and sleeve are fixed

I've completely rearranged the furniture in my bedroom, moving pictures & everything

I lost weight from being sick so much, only to gain it back with all the In n'Out, Mexican food, avocados, See's & hot chocolate I consumed in SD - oh well

I've been reminded how precious friendships are and that they are all unique, just as my friends are.

I think that covers the highlights... *grin* Costuming wise I need to kick it in high gear now that B will be home for the Coaching Day event. That makes the Redingote outfit for me and an English gown for her. I must be mad! But then you already knew that...

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bauhausfrau From: bauhausfrau Date: March 6th, 2008 10:17 pm (UTC) (link)
Welcome back. We missed you!

I am SO going to have to check out the First Churchills!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: March 8th, 2008 01:37 am (UTC) (link)
Thanks! Yes you do! It starts in the 1670s I think and goes through 1712 or something, great transitions. Yummy!
quincy134 From: quincy134 Date: March 6th, 2008 10:27 pm (UTC) (link)
Welcome back! You look so fabulous in your maid of honor dress.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: March 8th, 2008 01:37 am (UTC) (link)
Thanks! I was a bit worried but it all came together. :>
scottishlass From: scottishlass Date: March 6th, 2008 10:55 pm (UTC) (link)
Welcome back. Glad you had a blast in SD :)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: March 8th, 2008 01:38 am (UTC) (link)
Thanks! I always do in my hometown. :>
cosmoblue15 From: cosmoblue15 Date: March 6th, 2008 11:25 pm (UTC) (link)
Mmmmm, See's, yummy. You do look fantastic.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: March 8th, 2008 01:38 am (UTC) (link)
See's is such a beautiful thing. *sigh* Thanks.
girliegirl32786 From: girliegirl32786 Date: March 7th, 2008 12:08 am (UTC) (link)
Yay! Im so glad you are back and had such a wonderful trip. You look fabulous!
Im also very happy that you liked the new Jane Eyre, and I can concede that the Dalton one is indeed very good. ;)
Also very happy you got the chocolate. Im just happy all around today. ;)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: March 8th, 2008 01:40 am (UTC) (link)
Thanks so much! You are happy! :> I really liked the Jane, I thought she was great at showing how young and experienced at life Jane would have been. That funky Jane-in-fashion-forward-clothes thing made Mom giggle a lot too. It really was funny. :>
mala_14 From: mala_14 Date: March 7th, 2008 01:56 am (UTC) (link)
You look gorgeous in your bridesmaid outfit! Wow, you've done a lot since you've been away. I also enjoyed the new Jane Eyre. And your sewing progress seems to be going very well. The new chemise dress looks lovely! Can't wait to see the Redingote.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: March 8th, 2008 01:41 am (UTC) (link)
Thanks! I'm nothing if not busy these days. :> I'm looking forward to the redingote too... to finishing the darn thing!
gilded_garb From: gilded_garb Date: March 7th, 2008 02:44 am (UTC) (link)
Yay! I was just thinking of you and looking through your website again. I'm glad you're finally feeling better! :o)

Also, I've been indulging in the Cadbury eggs myself so I'm glad you got yourself some.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: March 8th, 2008 01:42 am (UTC) (link)
Thanks! Cadbury's... it really is an addiction.
sarahlizzi From: sarahlizzi Date: March 7th, 2008 03:58 am (UTC) (link)
welcome back! I've missed you!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: March 8th, 2008 01:42 am (UTC) (link)
Thanks!
llyrafantasyfae From: llyrafantasyfae Date: March 7th, 2008 04:02 am (UTC) (link)
I am glad you are back and feeling better. You were very much missed! You look fantastic. You said you gained all the weight back but in those pics it looks/ed like you had lost some.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: March 8th, 2008 01:42 am (UTC) (link)
Thanks! Well that was before the hot chocolate of course. :>
chloeandrudy From: chloeandrudy Date: March 7th, 2008 04:26 am (UTC) (link)
Welcome home. I'm glad you enjoyed our fair city and the weather was at it's best.
You look faboolous!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: March 8th, 2008 01:44 am (UTC) (link)
Thanks! Yes the weather was good to me, I even enjoyed the rainy days. :>
padawansguide From: padawansguide Date: March 7th, 2008 04:36 am (UTC) (link)
Glad you're back! :-) You look great in the pic you posted! :-)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: March 8th, 2008 01:44 am (UTC) (link)
Thanks! It's quickly become a favorite with me. :>
koshka_the_cat From: koshka_the_cat Date: March 7th, 2008 06:16 am (UTC) (link)
Sounds like quite a time! Welcome back :)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: March 8th, 2008 01:45 am (UTC) (link)
It was great - thanks!
spearfangus From: spearfangus Date: March 7th, 2008 03:23 pm (UTC) (link)
Sounds like you had a busy time! You look lovely in your dress. :D And those flowers are gorgeous.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: March 8th, 2008 01:45 am (UTC) (link)
Thanks! I know the flowers were lovely, all my favorite colors too. There is a reason Maegan and I are friends I guess. :>
sewphisticate From: sewphisticate Date: March 7th, 2008 04:43 pm (UTC) (link)
Orange is so your color. Any time you are near orange your skin and hair just sparkles! It looks/sounds like you had a wonderful time--but glad you're back. We missed you!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: March 8th, 2008 01:47 am (UTC) (link)
Thanks! I do love orange, I need more in my wardrobe I've decided. I think it's my new favorite color!
jennil From: jennil Date: March 10th, 2008 03:43 am (UTC) (link)
So happy you're back. *giant hug* :)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: March 10th, 2008 04:28 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks Jenni, that means a lot! *hugs back*
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