Saturday, December 29, 2007

Up & running!

Oh geez! Well here are the last couple weeks in a nut shell. First off our internet has been down for a while & there was all of this…..

We went to the SASS Convention in Las Vegas, it was fabulous, John got terribly sick Fri-Sat. I had to go to the Ball all by my lonesome. Poor man he was horribly sick, but it seemed to be going around. Then on the way home on Mon. I started getting a head cold. Which is still kind of hanging around weeks later. I have some fabulous pictures here on flickr.

I have to tell you the story about this dress.
Lily Orleans Mason & Rattlesnake Kate
Isn’t it gorgeous????? My wonderful friend Gina, gave me this dress!!! Did you hear that people G-A-V-E it to me???? I cried! I was in shock!!!! It is so beautiful & I am soooooo made that I did not get a picture if her & I that day!!!! I hope that someone out there got one! Also the back is fabulous! I will have to try to find a picture of that too.
Here's Gina & I at the Ball.
Lily Orleans Mason & Sweet Violet

Then the next weekend we went to the Rio Grande Renegade Christmas Party. John was finally able to wear the vest that I had made him to match my reception dress.
Lily Orleans Mason & Johnny Bayou

Let see we went to Sue & Fred’s for Christmas day. What a great time we had & oh the food!!!!!
Here is Fred & Sue at the Renegade's party.
Silencer & Snake Eye Sue

I have been working extra hours, oh & John got laid off the day after we got back from Vegas! Another great Merry Christmas employment problem for the Muras. Sigh…. What can you do? He got a couple of things in the works so we are just plugging along.

To leave things on a positive note here are some Thrifty finds. Thrift Town was having a sale on everything the other day & I got some groovy 1975 Stretch & Sew patterns.
Stretch & Sew Patterns
I was really excited about this one:
Stretch & Sew - Wrap Skirt #405
Because I really like the looks of this Garnet Hill skirt.
I think that I should be able to modify it pretty easily to be a non-wrap for a very similar look.

Stay tuned for some Christmas gift picture to come soon.


Raesha D said...

OH no! I'm so sorry about John. Does he have any leads for a new job?? The dress is beautiful! I was just admiring your pics on flickr. And I LOVE Thrift Town - they have the best sales!

Heidi said...

MeLisa, you look gorgeous! Those dresses are amazing. Wow. They make me want to find a hobby where I can dress up in fun outfits like that. :)

Sorry to hear about your illness and John's job. Booo. :( I hope something wonderful comes your way soon!

LLA said...

Look at how stunning you are in each and every one of these pictures! And the one of you and John together is just a great picture - you'll be framing that one for sure...

Hopefully, by the time you read this you will have shaken off the nasty cold, and J will have already landed on his feet. Wishing you both a very, very Happy New Year!

Lovely said...

Your dress is BEYOND AMAZING! I have NO words.. you did an amazing job. Congrats

Renee said...

You looked just dashing, absolutely beautiful. It looks like you had fun and wow you are one amazing seamstress lady. I'm so sorry about john's job, I know something will come up fast. You should post his resume and see ifany of your blogging connections pan out something :)

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas & A better New Year for you both.
Love all the outfits. They are just gorgeous.
Can't wait to see more pics.

Chara Michele said...

Sorry to hear about John's job, I hope he is able to find a new one quickly!

All your outfits look amazing!

Renee said...

Hey lady,

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