I am a country housewife married to a wonderful husband for 30+ years. We enjoy traveling and seeing the world. In my 'spare' time, I make designer handbags. Most are one of a kind with some being very limited editions. I collect my fabrics, buttons, flowers, and other decorations in my travels around the world. I'm am also an afficionado of Afternoon Tea, having catered for almost 40 years and written 2 cookbooks and several articles on the subject.
After many years sabatical, I have return to creating beaded jewelry. Little did I know how much I had missed doing this - nor did I realize how bad my eyesight has become!
Last, but not least, I am a member of Bethel Church of Christ between Dunlap and Pikeville, TN.
I've been working on tea cozies this week. The weather has been rainy and dreary and just cool enough for a small fire and lots of cups of tea. When I get the urge to cozy down, I usually end up making tea cozies. It just feels right.
Pictures above are those that have been added to my site at:
This fabulous new tablecloth will appear in my Etsy shop tomorrow. I just wanted to give ya'll the opportunity to see it first. The center of the cloth is made of a polyester silk blend. The silk gives the fabric a beautiful sheen while the polyester ensures great washability with almost no ironing required. The tablecloth is a copy of one I saw while visiting Europe last year.
This wonderful Celtic minstral's harp was a gift from my precious husband and is not for sale.
The tablecloth measures 36 inches across and is perfect for a small tea table.
The lace is rayon embroidery thread that was made my little ol' me. The colors are antique ivory and gold.
One week ago today, our last grocery store closed. This is what Wal-Mart is doing to our country. Why do we allow them to do this to us???????????????
We were a small 'one horse' town and we liked it that way. Then Hardee's moved in. In the beginning, they took business from our local mom and pop greasy spoons. Some of the small restaurants closed. Then we got McDlonalds, then Taco Bell. More of the small restaurants closed. Now, almost no one eats at the chain restaurants, but our smaller, good restaurants have already left us. This leaves us with only the very few restaurants who were able to stick it out through the new chains.
Last year Wal-Mart moved in. Most of the local citizens were against it. We know a few council members who voted for it and we have given them their opinions. Wal-Mart came anyway. Most of our small stores couldn't afford to remain in business. Now, our only real grocery store has closed it's door.
We have a Sav-A-Lot if you don't mind junk brands. Other than that, there is only Wal-Mart. I refuse to shop there and must drive more than 50 miles each way to a real grocery store.
Why are we letting this huge company, the number one employer in China, to take over our country? We cannot allow this to happen!
I know that I am only one small person, but I intend to fight Wal-Mart at every opportunity!