Jenny La Fleur
sickness, boredom, & the guilt - Jenny La Fleur
adventures in costuming
sickness, boredom, & the guilt
Still sickly, without a voice and almost out of Klondike bars. I'm on antibiotics now though so hopefully I'll be on the mend soon. I hoping for very soon as I'm tired of feeling too crappy to do anything but veg, it's getting beyond boring.

So what does sickness, boredom, an internet connection and missing CosCol equal? The retail therapy of buying silk taffeta online. *looks contrite* It was a really good deal but really I shouldn't have, since I'm supposed to be saving up from my trip to CA in Oct. Dude, I don't even have a specific project in mind for it. *looks very contrite* So right now I'm feeling guilty, will feel justified when I see everyone's goodies from the LA district tomorrow, will feel glee when it arrives, will be back to guilty when I try to find a place to put in on my already busting shelves and will feel SO grateful when that perfect project comes along. The stash... it is a sickness. A vicious circle of sickness.

Hello my name is Jenny-Rose and my stash is getting out of control. *whimpers*

In happier news I got something done today! I finished Loren's hat (sans trimming) *yay!* and unpicked the back panels of my stays. Maybe tomorrow I will feel up to cutting out new backs... One day at a time, right?

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jubilima From: jubilima Date: August 3rd, 2009 03:53 am (UTC) (link)
I'm compelled to reply that even though we haven't traditionally hung out so much at CosCol, your presence was indeed noticed--and in fact, missed.

Stash additions are a necessary evol, and I'm glad you added! However, a penance is required, and I hereby deem that yours shall be to produce something to make us envious! (Of course, as envy is a sin, this in turn requires us to produce something fabulous in turn for our own penance; such is Teh Costumers' Circle o' Contriteness.)

Sorry to hear that Klondike bars are AWOL, :)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: August 5th, 2009 06:51 pm (UTC) (link)
Aww... thanks! It feels nice to be missed. Why haven't we hung out much anyway? We should next time!

Costumers' Circle o' Contriteness - I love it!! Okay I'll do pence I promise.

Oh and the hat you wore with your red stripey zone front gown - wow! Made of awesome! If I'd been there I would have tried to steal it. Umm... I guess I owe another pence now huh? :P
koshka_the_cat From: koshka_the_cat Date: August 3rd, 2009 05:26 am (UTC) (link)
Good for you! Enjoy the taffeta :)

You know I'll post tomorrow :)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: August 5th, 2009 06:51 pm (UTC) (link)
I knew you would approve. :P
mlsdesigns From: mlsdesigns Date: August 3rd, 2009 08:17 am (UTC) (link)
Baby steps are good till you're feeling better! And if it wasn't for the stash, what would we do when we decide we need a new bonnet with no time to go shopping?!?!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: August 5th, 2009 06:52 pm (UTC) (link)
Very true... it's all the hat's fault.
muddled_musings From: muddled_musings Date: August 3rd, 2009 11:20 am (UTC) (link)
There is nothing like a little fabric buying to make one feel a tiny bit better. ;) I can't wait to see what you bought!

Sorry that you're still feeling sickly... :( Sounds similar to the nasty cold I had a few weeks back, which was totally no fun! Get lots of rest and take it easy... ;)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: August 5th, 2009 06:54 pm (UTC) (link)
I bought black silk taffeta and a bit of black cotton velvet. No idea what I'll do with them (well the velvet will be a hat for sure) but it was a great price and I figured black silk is always good to have around. :>

Thanks. Summer colds man - they stink!
From: hohenstein Date: August 3rd, 2009 07:47 pm (UTC) (link)

Oh the increasing size of the stash! I understand that, having just had to re-arrange my sewing room to get all of the spreading stash back into the closet before relatives visited. I was very good in CA., I only bought a tiny bag of trim & a bit of needed corset lacing. My husband is happy that I've really been trying to downsize the stash. It's a necessity, since my permanent sewing room is going away in the ongoing house renovation/re-organization. (Our cozy little house needs a versatile use room more that I need a sewing room, boo-hoo).

jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: August 5th, 2009 06:55 pm (UTC) (link)
I know, I just rearranged my books in my room to make more fabric space and now it's overflowing too. Time to sew!
chloeandrudy From: chloeandrudy Date: August 7th, 2009 04:29 am (UTC) (link)
When you're out here in San Diego, if you have time to run to the Garment District with me, I can show you a secret spot for silk taffeta that will blow you away.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: August 8th, 2009 01:14 am (UTC) (link)
Oh that sounds like fun... doesn't look like I'll be in SD anytime soon though. :< My trip to CA this year will be to the Bay area. Not quite home but they do have In'n Out and See's! :>
chloeandrudy From: chloeandrudy Date: August 8th, 2009 04:04 pm (UTC) (link)
Do you want me to send you a little sample of the silk taffeta so you can tell if it's one you'd like? Then anyone going there can pick up some in a color you'd like.
I'm going to see if I can get that sample swatch that someone else got. I won't be up there for at least a month tho. I have no money left :D but am taking a friend for her first time. A Garment District Virgin!
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