Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Still Ill


 How fabulous, the arrival of the postman with parcels of joy to rouse me from my sick bed. 


The lovely Terri, despite struggling with a broken wrist, sent me this beautiful red velvet frock. It's so bright you'd hardly notice my deathly pallor.


 Also in the parcel was this dreamy silver and lilac high-waisted maxi skirt. 


A groovy retro print skirt (for which I've already got plans) and a ultra-glam Butterick dressmaking pattern.


And this 1970s-does-Edwardian maxi dress.

What are the chances of not only getting two parcels from bloggers in one day but also receiving the pattern from which the dress above must have been originally made? (It's the 1970 Simplicity pattern on the top left-hand side.)


I can't wait to get cracking on this lot of 1960s & 1970s patterns from the wonderful Tamera! Hot pants, flares and maxis, she knows me so well.


Check out those pants!


Tamera is a queen of card making. This beauty features a vintage postcard set on a patchwork of hand-blocked Indian papers inspired by my curtains. 

My blogging buddies rock.



Yes, it's official, I've got mild pneumonia. Rock and roll, huh ? 

Hopefully the antibiotics will kick in soon but in the meantime at least I'm a well-dressed invalid.

See you soon.


96 comments:

  1. Amor, you look amazing in that stunning velvet frock! (And your hair looks especially exquisite today - must be the pneumonia!) All of the gifts are stunning - the skirt fabrics are gorgeous and I can't believe you received the dress AND pattern - what a fabularse coincidence! Speedy recovery, rock and roll chick. Love you more than penicillin! Sarah xxx

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  2. you look well i think! love your loot :) i need to find my patterns my mates house is holding them hostage :( have fun with all these plans you have and make sure you rest and keep well x

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  3. What wonderful packages to offset some of the awfulness of pneumonia!

    You look ready to play Mrs. Claus in a couple of months. Where's Santa?

    Glad you're on some antibiotics. Take care now, you hear?

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  4. You look amazing in that red frock, it is so stunning! I love the lacey details. And great patterns!

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  5. Dearest Vix,
    pneumonia, ouch :(
    Rest up until you are back to your fit as a fiddle usual self, you are healthy bean so I'm sure it won't take too long.
    Despite your illness you still look outrageously splendid in that spectacular velvet frock, YOWZA!
    I'm sending healing thoughts your way.
    Lot's of love,
    Jennie
    xXx

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  6. You look amazing in that red dress darling!

    I want to to be super kind to yourself you poor darling! You are very poorly and pneumonia is not mild!! xxx

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  7. Oh, that sounds painful, hope you'll feel better soon! That red frock is really amazing, such a vibrant colour. and the card is a killer, totally you. really well done!

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  8. You look glorious in red, my dear Vix, and yes the bloggosphere is a wonderful place full of kindness.
    I think I am coming down with a little cold myself, but cannot give in cos we are off to Málaga for a few days, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
    Take care and stick to your bed.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  9. Sorry to hear you're still unwell, hope you make a speedy recovery. You still look fabulous though! The red dress is stunning (wear more red, please!) and it must be fate to get the pattern and the dress together! Looking forward to your creations. Re your comment on Curtise's post - I was thinking about 'Coats & Ats' last night, but couldn't remember where it came from, a coincidence?!

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  10. What an absolutley amazing dress !! I got big cravings for red velvet .. You look amazing for someone beeing so sick ..
    Take care and get vell soon !!
    xxx c...

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  11. Watch out for Jon, you know how he feels about you in red, and you are too poorly to be chased around the house!
    You look divinely gorgeous, no one would ever guess you are ill. Terr has sent a wonderful selection of goodies, the maxi skirt has caught my eye, and what a weird coincidence, getting the dress AND the pattern! Tamera's pattern hauls are always a joy to behold, as are her stunning card creations. That woman is an artist!
    Take care, precious, keep taking the drugs, and rest up. I'm sure Jon will wait on you hand and foot! xxxxxxx

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  12. I'm so sorry to read that you got pneumonia and I hope that you get well soon, anyway you look better than me on a healthy day!!The red dress is spectacular and so the other dress and the skirts!I can't wait to see them on you!The patterns are beautiful, I like the mini dress with the suspenders and the green top with the matching pants a lot!I want to sew something now!
    A big hug and all my best wishes!!
    Love xxxx

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  13. Hot dress! Get back to bed ... pneumonia is not good. You need to be pampered. Get well soon. M x

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  14. Can't believe you've got pneumonia :s Hope you feel better soon, get your well-dressed behind back to bed, dose-up and chill out.

    Looking fab (despite nasty illness!) xx

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  15. Vix i hope you'll get well soon ! But away from that you look fab in that amazing red dress ! And getting fabby presents from blogging friends will hopefully make you feel much better today ! XX Tani

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  16. Vix you look radiant in the red frock. I hope you feel better soon.
    Dx

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  17. Those are wonderful frocks!
    She chose well for you
    My fav is the grey one
    Take care lovely
    Rest for you i guess

    Ariane xxxxx

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  18. Those are wonderful frocks!
    She chose well for you
    My fav is the grey one
    Take care lovely
    Rest for you i guess

    Ariane xxxxx

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  19. Get well soon!

    That dress is lovely- very opulant!

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  20. You are stunning! And I see no pallor. But I am very sorry to hear that you are still not well. Hopefully indeed the antibiotics will knock it out. And as for beautiful silhouettes, yours always is! You always look tall and lean, though I think you've hinted that you are not so tall? You always look like a model! I need help with colors and patterns!! Feel better soon!

    xoxo
    Lynn

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  21. Get well soon gorgeous lady!
    (although I have to say you still look amazing even when ill)
    I love that Red frock, it's very Christmassy (in a good way)
    xx

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  22. so sorry to hear how sick you are.
    please take care vix.
    i'm sure all your goodies help you feel better. you really are lucky to have so many lovely readers. xo

    and btw, you don't look sick at all!

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  23. Well yes I think for sure your the best dressed looking pneumonia patient indeed!! So sorry your under the weather hope the antibiotics work very soon for you and you have a speedy recovery!! And WOW you are a girl with great friends you got some fantastic stuff in the mail that maxi skirt is gorgeous and I am digging all those wonderful patterns Have fun with them ~Love Heather

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  24. Pneumonia sounds awful! hope you feel better soon. Take it easy look after yourself.

    Loving the dress you are rocking today, poorly or not. What a lucky babe you are with your packages of joy!

    Loved the picture of you in your last post. Truly beautiful! But of course we already know this.

    Wishing you a speedy recovery.


    P x

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  25. My mother made me one of those smock shirts from the Butterick pattern! I remember it to this day. What a blast from the past.

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  26. Following on from your comment you made to me, about how putting on a pretty frock makes you feel better, then I bet that beautiful red velvet number makes you feel amazing, you look incredible in red and you can't even tell that you have pneumonia.

    Rest up and keep on them drugs, it is an awful awful thing to have. My brother had it when he was in his teens and was very ill indeed.

    Make sure Jon waits on you hand and foot xxx

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  27. Awww you poor thing! I absolutely despise being ill, especially with colds/coughs! But you really don't look as if you've got a deathly pallor what-so-ever! You look simply radiant in that dress, and can I say.. it reminds me of Christmas :| I love it! Such a gorgeous frock, the cuffs are to die for! Get well soon! ~♥~

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  28. I'm tempted to say: Victorian paleness becomes you - especially in combination with red velvet (here, I said it)... But much more important: Get well soon, Vix! The wonderful parcels certainly help. xoxo

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  29. What fabulous parcels of joy!
    I hope you feel better soon. You do make a gorgeous invalid though.

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  30. Glad you got some medicine....Hope you are better quickly.

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  31. Sounds like you'll be spending more time lounging and reading. Which are 2 of my favorite pastimes, unless I'm ill. Then I lay there thinking about all the stuff I could be doing, I'm also a very bad invalid.

    Get well soon! You do look beautiful in your new red dress.

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  32. I hope you are feeling better soon, you still look fabulous Vix in that red dress! The card Tamera made for you is so thoughtful and I love the idea behind the patchwork papers, so inspiring. Get back to full health soon xxx

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  33. Wow, look at you rocking the velvet! I wouldn't know you were sick by how absolutely fabulous you look! Terri has hooked you up for sure, I love every little thing she sent! The lilac dress could be my fav and I can't wait to see it on you! Tamera is so creative her card is exquisite and made with such love!

    I'm sending you get well vibes sweetie, take care and talk soon.
    ILOVEYOUMORETHANVELVET!!!!
    XXOO
    Krista

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  34. That dress looks gorgeous on you vix!! Lucky you!! I hope the antibiotics kick in soon and you'll feel better in no time!!
    XO

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  35. Hope you'll be feeling better soon, but I'm sure those lovely presents will aid your recovery, especially the dresses. And - you'll be able to plan your next sewing foray with those fabulous patterns xxx

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  36. Oh no what a bummer, well your definitely wearing the right colour for recovery, and far more glam than flannel petticoats.

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  37. I'm so envious. You seriously have the coolest bloggy friends in the world.

    That handmade card is GORGEOUS. Does she make cards for a living?! She totally could!!

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  38. Oh Vix,
    I hope you feel much better soon hun. You are in the wars!

    However you still manage to look fabulous even when your very ill! Lovely in red too.

    x x

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  39. Oh poor Vix with pneumonia. Believe me I know how it feels as I just had a bout starting on my birthday and like you, didn't go to the doctor til way late. And so I ended up in the hospital overnight. Anyway, it just takes antibiotics and tons of rest, and lots of drinking liquids.

    Nevertheless you look gorgeous in your smashing red velvet gown! What a treat to receive such wonderful gifts from Terri and Tamera, especially during your convalescence.

    Get plenty of rest so you can be up to your old tricks, my dear Vix.

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  40. Ugh, I had walking pneumonia once. After I had the antibiotics, I started to feel better right away. I hope they do the same for you! I'm glad you had some parcels to cheer you! You may be down with pneumonia, but you look fantastic! Feel better soon! XXX

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  41. Take care of yourself. How can you still look so good and be so ill?
    Red suits you.

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  42. pneumonia? you poor thing. Adore that velvet frock, it's amazing.
    Sounds like you have some lovely friends who know you so well. Get well soon x

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  43. Gosh hope you feel better soon you look great

    Take a look at my blog I have mentioned you in my latest post

    xx

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  44. Oh my goodness, that red dress is the most gorgeous thing I have seen in ages.
    Xxx

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  45. OH poor you. Get well soon. You look fabulous in the red dress and not at all deathly! Love the card Tamera made you. xx

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  46. That is one fabulous frock! Get well soon x

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  47. The doctor has prescribed vintage dresses, and lots of them! The purple Edwardian maxi is my favorite and I am such a sucker for 60s and 70s patterns too. The red dress is dainty and devilish at the same time. Get well soon and I hope to see you soon.

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  48. Ooh, you're like Mrs Santa! It's incredibly flattering and lovely on you! So sorry you are still unwell-eeeeks!x

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  49. that's most beautiful dress ever! you look stunning. Everything you were sent is gorgeous! I adore the Edwardian style dress and all those patterns. I love those poodle silhouettes in the background too. Hope you get better soon my dear! xxxx

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  50. Such a glorious dress - perfect for the festive season too. Sorry to hear you're poorly - get well soon fabulous Vix. xx

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  51. Gorgeous nails and absolutely stunning dress.
    I hope you get better soon!

    le fresne x

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  52. Oh no, poor you. I had pneumonia as a child and I was in and out of hospital for weeks. Hope you feel better soon. Check you out with your extremely festive looking dress. Your blogging buddies certainly do rock. What lovely things. I love the lilac maxi xxx

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  53. Pneumonia is never mild, Dave had it a few years back, and my granddaughter Flic has succumbed twice now so make sure you look after yourself. You do however still look stunning in that red velvet frock, despite pneumonia. Linda xxx

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  54. I am so sorry to hear that you have pneumonia, and hope that you have a speedy recovery. Even though you're not feeling well, you continue to look spectacular. Terri knew what she was doing when she sent the red velvet dress. I'm sure that it will help you heal!

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  55. Oh dear, I wish I lived near by to bring you some soup. I hope you feel better soon!

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  56. OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
    That red velvety frock is to DIE for fabulous! Just the ticket to make the patient perk up a bit!
    Holy shizza,Terri sent some beauties!I can't wait to see you froclicking about healthily in them all! And those patterns from Tamera!!! EEEEEEEEEEK!
    Lovely, gets you planning a sewing mission rather than dwelling on being ill and miserable.
    Back to bed with you, darling!
    Love Helga xxxXXXxxx

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  57. You do look ravishing in red! And you have to have mild pneumonia, not just a normal boring old cold - always pushing the boundaries (seriously though - get well soon!).
    There are few better things to perk you up than a parcel of delight from a fellow blogger. That card is spectacular, very 'you'.

    Such a coincidence with the dress and pattern, bound to happen eventually though! No more bare arms this coming winter Miss Vixen, you may just HAVE to fully embrace knitwear (heaven forbid!).

    Take Care

    Lucy x

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  58. Oh babe, I am SO sorry to hear you are still sick! Please take care of yourself, and take those nasty pills so we can have our skype chat soon. You are the most glamourous looking sick person I've ever seen ;)

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  59. Blimey girl, you take it easy! I've never known it be so bad for people falling ill. There must be noxious bugs galore about.
    I love your red dress, it's a belter.
    You take care, take the drugs and get better soon.
    Em
    xxxxxxxxxx

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  60. The dress is stunning, especially on you. Get well soon. x

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  61. Sorry to hear you're so poorly. Get well soon! How can you look so good when you have pneumonia, you're amazing xx

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  62. So sorry to hear you're still poorly Vix, but thank goodness you went to the docs and got it properly diagnosed. Hopefully you'll be back to full strength soon now that you're on the antibiotics.

    That red dress is really beautiful. You look lovely in it.

    I am so impressed by that beautiful handmade card. How simply gorgeous that is.

    Stay warm and take care of yourself. xxx

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  63. Remember to take ALL the antibiotics (horrid things that they are) - have you had coughing lessons yet? lol Seriously - one of the nurses showed me how to cough when I had the pneumo in a way that didn't a)strain my stomach or b)give me bloodshot eyes. Yes I had both mmmm lovely (not).

    You look wonderfully glam in the red velvet - take good care of yourself Vix and convalesce like mad - lots of lounging and making evil plans lol xxx

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  64. Oh no--pneumonia SUCKS ( I seem to get it yearly in the late fall) Take care of yourself and REST--that's the most important thing you can do!
    you look FABULOUS in the red dress!! what awesome goodies Terri sent and I am dying that the pattern for the one dress showed up the same day!!! Serendipity!!!!

    I have more patterns to come--I need to ask Terri and Krista who they use to ship to the UK as the postal service is ridiculously expensive!!!

    {{{{{much love}}}}}

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  65. Crikey, you really are the most glamorous invalid! I wish I looked that good on a well day ha ha. The red really suits you. Enjoy making and get well soon xx

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  66. Aw don't you have lovely friends?? Get well soon Vix! xx

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  67. Sending you a tonne of get well wishes your way Vix!

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  68. mild pneumonia?! you poor love! that is really awful, i wish you a speedy recovery. Rest loads :( if it's any consolation you still look as glamorous as ever. I adore the lilac maxi skirt and the card is really sweet! I'd love to do a few blogging gifts round Christmas :)
    i love your little vanity station too!
    xox

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  69. I hope the antibiotics kicked in straight away and you're feeling better now.
    Those lovely parcels should have cheered you up!

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  70. Whoa, pneumonia can be a very serious thing. Take great care of yourself. The red velvet looks fabulous on you--one of a lot I won at an auction. As for the pattern for the Edwardian dress...that's synchronicity for you.

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  71. You look amazingly in your velvet lounge gown! It is always a pick me up to get something in the post & I wish you well. Take care!

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  72. The postcard ... and the skirt, and ... You are a beauty and you are surrounded by beauty!

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  73. Mild pneumonia, oh no! Well get a lot of rest, drink lots of liquids, and wear lots of velvet! Love the patterns! I've just started sewing lessons and always use your joke about becoming good friends with the seam ripper hehe. Take care.

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  74. You look so glam for someone with mild pneumonia - but saying that most likely doesn't help you feel any better.

    I am VERY jealous of your vintage pattern haul Vix *swoon*

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  75. Oh no, pneumonia is horrible. I hope you feel better soon. That red dress is fabulous, though.

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  76. Velvet and in RED, what a grand combination!! Hope you are on the mend. I spent the weekend sleeping trying to kill the cold I some how picked up, bastard thing!!!

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  77. WOAH! Spooky getting the dress AND the pattern :) Love things like that!

    Hope you feel better soon xxx

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  78. You certainly don't look ill in that lovely red velvet! Get well soon! :-)

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  79. Glamour EVEN when ill and popping antibiotics. I'm going to have to take lessons from you on how to look this good when feeling low. Sending speedy get well wishes.

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  80. Aw, sorry to hear that Vix, I hope you're resting in the most lovely of vintage nighties and being good to yourself. The red dress is smashing on you, what a lovely blogger giftie! xoxo

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  81. Hi Vix
    Sorry to hear you have sodding pneumonia, I know what that feels like and it's a bastard. Rest up and take all of your antibi's. You look absolutely sensational in the red frock, who would even know you were poorly? Glad your lovely parcels cheered you up today. xx

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  82. Sorry to hear that you are not well, although I do take offence that you do NOT look ill. This is coming from someone who people take pity on and say, "are you not feeling so good?" just because I am wearing black. I tell you, it's not fair!

    Please take care of yourself and rest up. You need to boost your immune system, methinks. And burning the candle at both ends is NOT the way to do it! (Here endth the sermon.)

    Cheers and much love,
    Rosemary from www.foreveronthecatwalkoflife.blogspot.com

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  83. Thank God for antibiotics and blogging buddies!!!

    You do look glorious in red, and your other gifts from the sensational Terry and terrific Tamera are perfect. Rest up. xxoo

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  84. Oh that darling Terri, she's got you down pat!! This is one of the best maxi's I have EVER seen on you - it's a forever-keeper for sure, you look so beautiful!! And yet, these pics were snapped while you were in the throes of illness - gawd you're a freakin' marvel. The skirt and maxi on the model are beautiful and what are the chances of getting the same dress pattern? I'm utterly salivating to bits over the hot pants and flares - gah!! xoxoxoxoxoxo

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  85. The red dress is stunning ... perfect for Christmas wear? Glam Mrs Claus or something ... :)

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  86. Love this red dress it's stunning,ideal for Christmas too :)

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  87. All those goodies must have cheered you up no end Vix, the dresses and skirt are all beautiful, you look like a romantic heroine in the red velvet and I'm looking forward to seeing you in the silver skirt and lilac dress too.
    I like it when weird coincidences happen like you getting the dress and the pattern, makes it seem like there just might be some order in the universe, lol.
    The card is beautiful too, you have some very talented friends. Get well soon Vix, glad to hear the antibiotics are helping. xx

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  88. Oh no, not pneumonia! I really hope by now you're feeling better.

    Terri definitely knows your style. The red frock looks so beautiful on you.

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  89. That red dress is beautiful and the red looks fab on you.especially with your hair.What lovely gifts to recieve.And that card is just gorgeous.xxx

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  90. That red dress is gorgeous for Christmas. I just love it. I hope you are doing fine now. Pneumonia isn't fun....
    Big hug!

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  91. Oh dear - sending you get well wishes!!

    You still look fab though, wish I looked as good when I'm feeling ill!

    Lxx

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  92. sorry you can't go out for a while, but it's better take care of yourself and get well soon! (I think you would be bored of this kind of advices, sorry!)
    Love your dress, so Red and fabulous velvety!, you look glamorous as usual!
    besos

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  93. that red dress is gorgeous!!!
    and i have those velvet boots you have on in purple
    :)

    desdemonavintage.blogspot.com

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