Jenny La Fleur
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a very proud sister

Man, my summer is just flying by at mach 10! So what's been going around here? Well I'm just back from a lovely couple of days in Newport, Rhode Island. My sister graduated from her 5-week basic training so Dad, Mom and I went up to celebrate with her and cheer her on at her graduation ceremony.

We got to do some site-seeing (Marble House, New Bedford Whaling Museum, downtown Newport) but mostly we simply spent as much time with Bridget as her liberty schedule would allow.

We had some fabulous meals (the seafood in New England is SO good!) and some great family time. The time with B wasn’t long enough of course and we were all sad when we had to part. This living on opposite ends of the country stinks!

We are all so incredibly proud of Bridget though. It was great (if slightly surreal) to see her in uniform and to be part of the US Navy again, if only on the very fringes in my case. I didn’t realize just how much I missed it all since Dad retired. *sigh*

Right before my trip to New England we had our Mary Kay end of the year unit awards (the MK year runs July 1 - June 30th). I achieved my goal of Queen of Sales and was also Most Improved and Miss Go-Give (again!). Wow!!

So next time I pack my bags it will be for Costume College - I'm so excited! I haven’t had much time for sewing lately but that really needs to change now. I've mostly been working on the Diva, which is feeling like an endless bowls of pasta. I've been working and working and while I know I've made progress it's really hard to see it!

I had to take apart the bodice to re-fit it (losing weight does have its disadvantages!). It's mostly put it back together, just the sleeves are left. I also had to take off the trim on the bodice (and un-gather all the trim that I prepped for the skirt in Jan) to fray-check it. All the fray-checking is done so I'm in the process of applying and re-applying the trim. Tedious!

I'm making myself finish it though before I work on anything else. The carrot I'm dangling in front of myself, as a reward for the tedium, is a secret project for the Ice Cream social. Hee.

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saranghada From: saranghada Date: July 19th, 2010 02:59 pm (UTC) (link)
Congrats on Queen of Sales, Most Improved and Miss Go-Give -- that's awesome! Also, congrats to your sister on graduating BMT.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: July 20th, 2010 12:41 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks so much!:>
padawansguide From: padawansguide Date: July 19th, 2010 03:08 pm (UTC) (link)
That's wonderful about Bridget! She looks great, and happy, too! :-)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: July 20th, 2010 12:42 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks! She did look good! :>
fancyfrocks From: fancyfrocks Date: July 19th, 2010 04:57 pm (UTC) (link)
Wow! Congrats to your sister!! Sounds like a lovely time :)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: July 20th, 2010 12:43 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks! It was great to be together again. *sigh*
fleurdelysa From: fleurdelysa Date: July 19th, 2010 05:05 pm (UTC) (link)
Wow! Congrats to you and B! My son is off to military school next week where he will finish high school before going on to the Merchant Marine Academy. GO NAVY! :) I love your calendar, by the way. Super cool.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: July 20th, 2010 12:43 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks! Good luck to your son too!
koshka_the_cat From: koshka_the_cat Date: July 19th, 2010 07:17 pm (UTC) (link)
Congratulations to you and Bridget! I'm glad you were able to have such a wonderful time together :)

And you can get it all done--I can't wait for the secret project :)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: July 20th, 2010 12:53 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks so much! It was fun - if crazy timing! :>

Thanks! I know, I'm feeling a bit blogged down in the midst of fray check and ruffles right now but I really want that secret project!
s0mmer From: s0mmer Date: July 20th, 2010 02:15 am (UTC) (link)
Congrats to Bridget! Sounds like great family time.

The dress is looking great :)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: July 20th, 2010 12:53 pm (UTC) (link)
girliegirl32786 From: girliegirl32786 Date: July 20th, 2010 02:48 am (UTC) (link)
Congrats to Bridget! What an accomplishment!

And congrats to you! But then we always knew you were awesome. :)

jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: July 20th, 2010 12:54 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks and thanks! *blushes*
From: hohenstein Date: July 21st, 2010 03:32 pm (UTC) (link)

congratulations to both you & your sister.

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