1. Go to the State Fair, where you’ll see many blue-ribbon-winning dresses, hint hint hint.
2. I have all sorts of crafty deadlines coming up (an event-specific dress and two gifts)in the next two weeks. Good thing I have a period-costume BBC miniseries to watch.
4. Here’s a site that tells you all about planning, building, and maintaining a home in the country (aka RANCH HOUSE), often through period writing. There’s even home plans. www.backroadhome.com