Jenny La Fleur
a new skirt, elvish dress begun & London trip news - Jenny La Fleur
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a new skirt, elvish dress begun & London trip news
I had a nice sewing day today. I made up that Butterick skirt - just have the hem and handwork to do. I really like it as it’s a different color from the rest of my skirts but it will go with everything in my closet. That’s always a good thing right?

I also got started on the elvish dress. Got some of the hard bits out of the way; back gore, zipper and darts. One side gore is attached to the front and the bodice lining is ready to go. The upper sleeves are ready to be embellished too. (I mounted the organza to the cotton and finished the edges with a zig-zag.) My goal is to finish up the main construction of the dress tomorrow. Sundays never seem to work out the way I plan though so we’ll see…

In LJ news… Changed the look a bit yesterday. I have finally made a “Rohan” icon that I like. I also made some hobbit themed pics that you may see pop up one of these days…

Our London flights are all ticketed now. We had been holding our reservation until the last minute, hoping that we could get a direct flight. No soap. It’s all rather complicated so B and I could fly the same days as our other travel buddy, Maegan, who is on a different airline.

So how it this for crazy? We are flying DC to La Guardia, then we have to take a shuttle (or taxi) to JFK for our flight to London. What fun! It’s a long layover so we should be okay. By the end of the trip I can say I’ve been in all three major NYC airports. Whoop-dee-do I know but I’m trying to look on the bright side here! Did I also mention that this is the day of Bridget’s graduation ceremony? If there are any long speeches we may have to bolt in the middle of it! My life is never simple, but I am going to London so I can’t complain too loudly right? :>

Bridget informed me the other day that it’s not a four day trip, but 6 days. Dad decided to extend it for us – he is the best! We haven’t made any plans, really. We’ve drawn up a list of the places we want to see but we have to pair it down and insert some “down time” too. I learned after my first London trip that you have to pace yourself. We pushed to see as much as we could and I ended up with a nasty cold before we left. Not fun at all.

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From: floorlamps Date: May 1st, 2004 08:34 pm (UTC) (link)
You are in all ways idecently lucky. *sighs*

And the new look is v. nice. I like it muchly.

jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: May 2nd, 2004 07:34 pm (UTC) (link)
I think so too... *hee, hee*

glad you like, luv!
From: misscrabtree Date: May 2nd, 2004 07:25 am (UTC) (link)
Oh gee, if you were flying out of Newark we could have met up and had some tea in the kiosk. Thats a odd switch though, La Guardia to Kennedy? I'm not sure if there is a shuttle service, that would make too much sense for New York to do. What does it matter, it's just part of the whole experience. Vincent and I complained the last time we went to England about departing through Kennedy. We actually changed our travel plans so we could leave from Newark. Were nutty that way. Here is a site I use for London -- and here is another Oh, all this talk about England makes me want to go this summer :( But I can wait 'till '05 :)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: May 2nd, 2004 07:46 am (UTC) (link)
Man, well maybe another time! The last two times I went to England we flew out of Newark. Yeah an odd connection but it was better than the other options they were offering us. Eek! There is a shuttle service but I think we are just going to take a taxi. The shuttle only comes every 20 minutes. I've almost missed my flight because of a slow shuttle (in Sydney) and I do not want to repeat that experience.
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