My Great Aunt Jeri, who passed on Saturday and was laid to rest today, my cousin Angela, and me.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Hello All! I hope you had a lovely weekend. Yesterday went by waaaay to fast, as usual. You can see some of my riding habit in the previous post, but I decided I would just to a post dedicated to it alone :-) Enjoy!!!!
Created By Lauren at 10:39 AM
The dusky night rides down the sky,
And ushers in the morn;
The hounds all join in glorious cry,
The huntsman winds his horn:
And a hunting we will go.
The wife around her husband throws
Her arms, and begs his stay;
My dear, it rains, and hails, and snows,
You will not hunt to-day.
But a hunting we will go.
A brushing fox in yonder wood,
Secure to find we seek; For why, I carry'd sound and good
A cartload there last week.
But a hunting we will go.
At length is strength to faintness worn,
Poor Reynard ceases flight;
Then hungry, homeward we return,
Henry Fielding’s 18th century "Hunting Song" (c.1745)
Created By Lauren at 10:32 AM
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Created By Lauren at 4:35 PM
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Yes, I finished my habit and my topper in just the nick of time. However, I’m going to tease you and make you wait for the final pictures until after the event. I will, however, show you the top hat. Enjoy :-)
Created By Lauren at 9:27 PM
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Well Friends, I committed a crime against history and attended a, gulp…, Pirate Fest. Actually, it ended up being fun and we had a nice time with our fellow Le Bon Ton cronies. Our main goal was to pilfer well dressed and costumed folks for our society. We found a few in the King’s Navy and exchanged calling cards with them. We shall see if we have any newcomers at future events. Anyway, here are a few pictures from the day. I will warn you, Farb abounded and some where so bad they were “wanna be Farb.” Enjoy!
de Valois family in their finest.
This big girl was rescued from a horrible situation nearly 6 months ago. She was found almost dead, but with lots of care and love she is thriving. She preferred men more than women and really loved Aaron.
Here we have another new friend. This little rat is called Pierre le Grande. I’m not usually a rodent person, but this little guy was sooo sweet and cuddly and soft. We all adored his little pirate hat and he had lots of cuddles and pets.
My handsome husband!
Pirates firing off cannon. I have never heard anything so loud before. It was loud and you could feel the boom in you chest. I can’t imagine what the larger cannons sound and feel like.
Created By Lauren at 7:19 PM
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
I was blessed to visit my family in Arizona this past weekend. It was a last minute trip, but it turned out to be a very, very nice trip. I won’t go into to much detail, but please keep my grandfather in your prayers. I will update with more as soon as I am able.
As for the Riding Habit, I have 9 days left to complete everything. I finished the bodice tonight and I’m hoping the petticoat will go much faster. They usually do, since they are composed of rectangles and straight long, running stitches. Anyway, here are the pics :-)
Well, have a wonderful rest of your week. God Bless!!!
Created By Lauren at 9:43 PM
Tuesday, September 07, 2010
Things have been very interesting around Portland House these days. I am making a trip to Arizona, kind of a last minute thing, to visit my family this weekend. I’m very much looking forward to it especially since I have not been home since May of last year.
Aaron and I also had a very nice Labor Day weekend. We spent part of it with friends, and the majority of it with each other. The highlight of the weekend was Sunday. We spent the afternoon with our dear friends and they’re little boy, James. We returned home around 8:30 that night, lit a fire in our fire pit, and then we sat out on the deck and talked until midnight. It was a wonderful time.
I also had a chance to get some sewing done. The bodice is nearly completed, save the cuffs, buttons, and buttonholes. I’m hoping to have the bodice finished before I leave for Arizona, but I may be a bit ambitious. We’ll see how much time I have. Anyway, enough of my ramblings. Here are some pictures, enjoy!
The starry skies.
The sleeves look poofier in this picture than they actually are. I also need to trim them and they add the cuffs. They need to be about 3 inches shorted.
The belt is attached and closes at the side. I can’t decide if I want to do buttons or hooks and eyes with false buttons.
The lining. The seam allowance is pressed over and then the piece is whip-stitched into place. This method keeps things nice and tidy without adding extra bulk.
Well, that’s all for now folks. Have a lovely rest of your week :-)
Created By Lauren at 9:48 PM
Sunday, September 05, 2010
Thursday, September 02, 2010
My dear friend gave me permission to post the fashion plate my riding habit is based on. Here it is....
Created By Lauren at 2:45 PM