Helldorado Days 2017

It’s October and that means Helldorado Days in Tombstone! This year, Helldorado is scheduled on October 20 through October 22, 2017 and the high point of the event is the parade to he held on Sunday October 22. First started in 1928 to publicize the town, Helldorado is held on the third Sunday of October and commemorates the town’s early years and especially that 30-second gunfight that took place somewhere close by to the OK Corral. We’ll be meeting with clients and otherwise working on some projects and having a little fun. 🙂

See you there!

Helldorado Diary- Sunday

Helldorado Diary, Sunday. Parade Day and I’m finally going to go to town. The bodice still needs the silk tulle neckline filler and the covered buttons but it looks like I’ll be out on time… 🙂


At last! No dress drama, off to the parade! My usual mirror selfie has great significance because this is the FIRST TIME EVER (since 2003) that I was ready on time to see the Helldorado Parade so that makes this a trophy shot! 🙂


Tombstone’s annual “Homecoming” Old Timey Parade and Festival happens every third Sunday of October. Pioneer Era families return to visit and tourists invade. This is the largest event of the year in this sleepy Old West Paradise.


Shriners on parade in front of the Birdcage Theater

And here’s proof that we had fun and rode a stagecoach in town. Now I know why Victorians had “travelling clothes”. 🙂


All Aboard!

And here’s a good view of me and my new dress:


And finally, the party’s over…I am wearing something far more comfortable than this! 🙂


Helldorado Diary- Friday

Helldorado Diary, Friday…have to finish my bodice, so the terrier peeps got me up early to stare at the walls of last night’s work aftermath. 🙂


The workroom after a long night…


And Mac waking us up…

OK, and for a better look at my new daytime ensemble that’s under construction. I am determined to finish the bodice and wear it in town on Saturday… 🙂


Carefully tipping my corset boning on an Eastlake table leaf…yikes! :/


And the Terrier Peeps in a more “formal” portrait…they pretty much go with us everywhere and are our constant companions. 🙂


A Final Thought…

LA and work is calling. Hugging my No. 11 and planning when we’ll be back. This weekend ended on a strange note, thank you to all who called and messaged. My answer? Home is best. Let the Law work things out. Tombstone started with a gunfight, some things never change.

These are my favorite places at No. 11 to sew, read, and just nest: