Author: Mollie Cox BryanBook 1 Title: Death Among the Doilies
At the end of January, it feels so strange to be focused on the Spring, especially in North Carolina, where we have gotten more snow than usual. I’m from Pittsburgh and am used to the snow. But many of the locals are not—especially the local road crews. Talk about being snowed in!
I’m looking to my first spring in North Carolina, which I hear is spectacular with all off its blooms, birds, and wildflowers. Jane, Ruby, and I are so exited about this spring because we have plans for a “Wildcrafting Retreat.” We’re waiting for permission from the local park authorities to take a group of crafters into the park and find materials for crafting. They will, of course, inspect and catalogue each item we take and make certain we don’t take too much. I’m eager to get the permission. If we don’t, we’ll just have to come up with another plan.
We have almost a full roster of crafters already. And I’m honored that Marianne Wolfe, a Cherokee basket maker, will be joining us to teach us how to make baskets. The Cherokee basket makers are my favorites and we are surrounded by them and their talent in Indigo Gap. Just another reason to love my new home.
We are slowly but surely getting more rooms ready. Kildare House is an old Victorian mansion of sorts, and its bones are wonderful and sturdy. But it’s taking longer than we expected to refurbish some of the rooms. But it’s also a lot of fun—hard work, but fun!
If you’d like to see some fabulous wildcrafts, some of which we’ll be making at the next retreat, check out this Pinterest board.
Also please leave a comment about wildcrafting and enter to win a copy of DEATH AMONG THE DOILIES.
Mollie Cox Bryan is the author of the Agatha-award nominated Cumberland Creek Mysteries and a bestselling Kindle-World romance novella THE BEEKEEPER'S BRIDE, A ST. HELENA VINEYARD KINDLE WORLD NOVELLA. She just released a new series: "Cora Crafts Mysteries." The first book is DEATH AMONG THE DOILIES. She's also penned a historical fiction: MEMORY OF LIGHT: AN AFTERMATH OF GETTYSBURG.
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