I also have a plain, raglan sleeve, drop waist dress cut out and ready to sew. It is grey, and decidedly not seductive but I may hem it a bit high :-) and wear some heels.
Finally, I've been cooking, baking, and organizing some new recipes. Yesterday I made Molasses Crinkles-does anyone else remember making these in HomeEc? They are delicious, and go great with Earl Grey tea.
recipe from Epicurious
Here is an alternate recipe which I copied from the 3x5 card from my 7th grade HomeEc file (yes, I still have some of them, including Strawberry Bavarian Cream).
¾ cup shortening (I used 1/2 shortening and 1/2 butter)
1 cup packed brown sugar
¼ cup mild-flavor molasses or full-flavor molasses
2 ¼ cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger (I only had crystallized ginger so I used nutmeg)
½ teaspoon ground cloves
¼ teaspoon salt
Mix shortening, brown sugar, molasses and egg thoroughly in large bowl. Stir in remaining ingredients except granulated sugar. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours.
Heat oven to 375°F. Grease cookie sheet. Shape dough into 1 1/4-inch balls. Dip tops in granulated sugar. Place balls, sugared sides up, 3 inches apart on cookie sheet. Sprinkle each with 2 or 3 drops of water.
Bake 10 to 12 minutes or just until set but not hard. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.
Readers, have a restful Sunday and take some time to have tea and cookies...you deserve them! Oh, and here is a book recommendation:
The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes