Jenny La Fleur
stays & retreats - Jenny La Fleur
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stays & retreats
I must apologize for my lack of updates and responses to your posts. To meet my deadlines I’m trying to minimize my time online. This horrible little blue-eyed monster tends to suck me in and suddenly my day is shot! :P I’m afraid I don’t see it getting much better, at least until next week.

Despite my silence on here, I have been working on my outfit. Real life keeps getting the way so I haven’t gotten much done though. I decided to finish my stays before trying them on again (which I need to do before continuing with the petticoat). The process of reattaching the binding where I had added the extensions took forever (wretched tabs!) but I finished that up last night. So the stays are officially finished… again. :>

I went to a one-day woman’s retreat at church today that turned out to be very nice. It was lovely to get away from life for a little while, spend some time in the Word and be pampered a bit. I have a much better perspective on life and priorities now. I feel refreshed and ready for the mini sewing marathon ahead of me. I also went to a workshop to learn how to knit. I learned only the very basics but I had fun. I now have knitting needles and a whole skein of yarn to practice on for a while. I’d forgotten how relaxing the whole knitting thing was… :>

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From: misscrabtree Date: May 7th, 2005 07:15 pm (UTC) (link)
Good to know your retreat was refreshing, and you gained positive perspective. Don't stress yourself out too much with the sewing...even though I have a feeling you will. But don't forget to take some time out for Jenny, tea, meditation, silence; does a world of good.

As for the knitting, it's fun, the only problem I have with it is, I sneeze lots. Im rambling, it's time for bed.

Sunday is Moms day, I hope your mom has a nice one.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: May 8th, 2005 01:30 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks Elizabeth. I am trying not to stress too much (yesterday was great help with that), but I seem to stress without any effort at all. :> I do have my do to list separated into things I can fake for this event and things I can't, so I do have a few things I can drop should time and mental health require it. :P

Yeah, knitting - it's not like I really need another crafty hobby to spend time and money on but well, it seemed like a good idea at the time. *grin*

Mum sends her thanks for your Mother's day well wishes. So far she is enjoying it... or so she says. :>
elegant_musings From: elegant_musings Date: May 9th, 2005 05:44 am (UTC) (link)
Don't stress too much over this outfit! Just take it one step (and day) at a time. Remeber, you can call me if you need to vent--I'll completely understand! :D

I'm really interested in seeing how your stays look now that the extension is in. Any chance of pictures eventually (don't rush though--finish your other projects first! :)?

Glad the woman's retreat was a good break for you!! We all need that at times...
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: May 9th, 2005 06:19 am (UTC) (link)
Thanks C. :>

Definitely pics of the stays eventually. I'm not sure I'll get to them this week - I'm thinking I want to wait until I have the shift sorted out and take those pics all at the same time. We'll see...
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