Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Beading on the Brain

By: Cora Chevalier
From: Cora Crafts Mysteries
Author: Mollie Cox Bryan
           Book 1 Title: Death Among the Doilies

We are in the middle of planning another retreat! After our wildcrafting retreat  in the spring, and our beach retreat this coming summer, we're going to host a very special retreat. It's just for moms who have spent the entire summers at home with their children. We might do this every year at our craft retreat. Indigo Gap is such a lovely, relaxing quaint town.  With its crafty shops, sweet boutiques, and historic facades, surrounded by the breathtaking mountains, it's the perfect place to unwind.
We also hope that Kildare House is just as relaxing. It's a gorgeous Victorian mansion and we've had a wonderful time restoring and decorating it.
So because I've just booked a beading expert for our "Mom's Weekend," I thought I'd do a little research about beading.

Here’s some of the books I’ve been reading:
  • Crafting Calm: Projects and Practices for Everyday Creativity by Maggie Oman Shannon
  • Quick and Clever Beading by Dorothy Wood
  • Beads: An Exploration of Bead Traditions Around the World by Janet Coles and Robert Budwig
  • The Beaded Home by Katharine Duncan Aimone
 While I'm recommending books, I also highly recommend this book and blog if you’re interested in crafting for healing and therapy. (You know, crafting is my beat and I LOVE to pass wonderful things on to you!)
 "Crochet Save my Life" by Kathryn Vercillo

I’ve subscribed a a couple of different blogs recently because during my research I found them and loved them. I thought I’d pass them on to you, as well. (Nothing to do with beading--just fun stuff!)


Enter Goodreads giveaway of NO CHARM INTENDED (Book 2 in the Cora Crafts Mysteries series!). Enter it here.

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. 

"Cozy Mysteries with Edge. Romances with Slow, Sweet Burn."

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