Wow, it sure has been hot in Baltimore!!!! I've been doing a lot of sewing. A lot of it has been wedding dress alterations. So far I've bustled and hemmed four wedding gowns. In between all of that, I'm making a dress for my birthday!!!! I'll be "fabulous fifty on August 3." My DDs are planning a "surprise" party for me...don't know the date, place, or time, but I want to be ready~~~~it all started when I told my oldest that was beginning to plan my birthday party....she said "ma now I have to tell you, stop planning, don't ask any questions, just stop planning! LOL So I got the message and focused on other stuff. But surprise or not, I have to make a special dress!!!!! I]m sort of designing it myself. I want something with one shoulder exposed. I draped this on the mannequin, now to put it into a real dress.