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Thursday, May 19, 2011

The Fabulous Ball

All my work has paid off!!!
 I can't believe that the Ball finally came and went!  We all spent a long time working on our dresses and accessories.  We started from scratch!!  I do not have much sewing skills.  But, after doing this project I really advanced in my abilities.  It was great fun and addicting!  I loved every step of it. (For the most part, anyway.)

This whole thing started with going to a lecture on what women whore in the 1812 and then we got asked if we would like to join dance lessons and go to the Ball.  Linnie and I looked at each other and laughed, like are you joking???  There is no way we could have a dress done in time and go to lessons!!! Are you crazy?

Well, then we went home and on our way we decided to give it a chance.  We went to the fabric store and looked at what they had.  Well, lowe and behold, don't we find some great bargain fabric that would do the job?


And it snowballed from there!  Here are some pictures at the Ball.

Linnie and I out for a stroll

Markus and I enjoying this unique opportunity

Don't they just fit?


Soldiers

Town Cry er

Beautiful!

Some of the wonderful friends we obtained along the way


The food was made special for the occasion.  It turned out great!

The highlight of the night for me was when it was time to go.  I had worn slippers, but forgot to bring some shoes.  Go figure, it was raining outside.  Well, nothing left to do, but for my husband to carry me to the car.  So romantic!  But don't we get to the car and the door is locked!  My husband was barely holding on to me so I don't fall into the mud.  Our friend, who does not drive this car regularly, does not know how to unlock the doors in the dark!  Well, he finally figured it out after a few minutes and only my big toe got muddy!!  We did it!  I did not fall into the mud, (my whole self, that is).  It sure made for a good laugh! (Sorry no picture.)

What a great time we all had!!! 

Thank you all for hosting this fantastic Ball.  I can't wait to do it again!!!  May God Bless all that was involved!

14 comments:

{ T G L } said...

Beautiful costumes! How long did it take you to sew them?

Blessings,
This Good Life

Krafty Girl said...

Dear TLJ,

Thanks!!! It took about six weeks, that is with taking care of a young family and house. I would do it again in a heartbeat though.
Thanks for your visit.
In deed it is a good life!
Beth

Sisterbrenda said...

Great pictures of you and Linnie... What pattern did you use for your dress? I like it. Wow you were close to going in the mud... What a nice guy to carry you to the car..
Thanks for ya prayer and stopping by my blog.. God Bless

Life In a Little House said...

Lovely and Wonderful what a great time it sounds like you had!! And what Chivalry your husband showed :D ~ The dress is beautiful and looks lovely ~Great pictures thanks for sharing love Heather

Rowenna said...

Lovely gowns! I especially like the story at the end--so chivalrous!

Krafty Girl said...

Thank you all that have visited my blog.
God Bless you
Beth

Tricia said...

That would be soooo much fun... Ya'll should make it a yearly thing like they used to do... a new tradition! =)

Mommy Of Two Little Blessings said...

That looks GREAT! Good job with your new endever of costume sewing, or is that sewing all together, great job! *smile* Glad you had a lovely time. Hope your Mum is well soon and is able to regain some freedoms soon, to be able to do a little for herself without a scare for her health. Hope all is well soon. *smile* Take care and thanks for clicking to fallow my journal. *smile* Sincerely, Mommy of two little blessings & so much more!

ZipZip said...

Oh, what fun! Was this the ball, I think, that "The Bookr'y and Buttr'y" wrote about recently? Looks like you all had a lovely time.

Very best,

Natalie

TBearlady said...

Great Job! You all looked amazing. I can't wait to meet up again. I have patterns if you would like for the men! Chat soon love your pictures... Beverley & Danny

Faithful Mama said...

Hey there Krafty girl! Would you please comment me your email address so I can request you to read my blog? I will not publish it, of course! :) Thank you so much! I can't wait to come back and start reading here! :)--S www.pattersonhomestead.blogspot.com

The BUTT'RY and BOOK'RY said...

We Had SUCH A BLAST!!
Glad I had ya!!
LOVE YOU HONEY BUNNY!

Marqueta (Mar-keet-a) said...

Dear Krafty Girl,

Thanks so much for coming by my blog and leaving a comment.

Congratulations on making such beautiful outfits; I "cut my teeth" on Jennie Chancey's Regency pattern, too, and loved it. I think I made fourteen dresses with it!

May you have a blessed day,

Marqueta

♥ Tina said...

Oh, it all looks wonderful! I wish I'd been there! :) xx