Wow-you guys have really made me feel special! Thanks for all of your very gracious comments about my newest dress! So many of you have asked about my storytelling so I thought I should share some answers. I always perform in period attire for the era being portrayed (the Victorian era is my favorite:). My stories range from Jane Austen's life to Victorian era fiction to ghost stories. The fictional work I have written and all of my inspiration and stories come from God. The dress in the post below is for my 'Truer Words' performance about the life of a woman born in the early part of the Victorian era. The character's name is Emma Victoria Brown and needless to say her life is a bit unique for the times as she is on the rebellious side. Thank all of you for asking about my stories and for making me feel like the 'belle of the ball' with your comments. I do want to say thank you again to Christine for her absolutely amazing talent in dress making and her very special friendship:) Did I mention the fact that she refuses to take any money for these endeavors? Yup-that's friendship for you!