Monday, January 30, 2012

Jane Austen and Mr. Darcy

 A couple of weeks ago hubby and I attended the Jane Austen tea in Charleston.
There are several old churches next to the hall where the tea was held.

 A beautiful spray of flowers graced a table filled...
with delicacies of all kinds.

 Guests were welcomed in Regency style.
 Hubby, aka Mr. Darcy, looked on as announcements were shared about the day's event.
Mr. Darcy enjoyed some of the goodies.
(Hmmm, kinda looks like a waitor:).
Me with some of the Janeites.
A graveyard sits between the church and Gage Hall.
A glimpse out the window shows a garden of tombstones.
After tea and a sumptuous array of desserts and sandwiches hubby and I shared a comical look at how Jane might have viewed today's world and the dating tips she may have shared.
It was a lovely day.
This past weekend was the reenactment at River's Bridge with a ladies tea at an old B&B.
For more about that event visit

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Sunday Wisdom

"Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world,
but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.
Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is-
his good, pleasing and perfect will."
Romans 12:2, NIV

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Sunday Wisdom

"Trust in him at all times, O people;
pour out your hearts to him,
for God is our refuge."
Psalm 62: 8

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

A Little Excitement!

Today I received a copy of my book as a proof! It is an amazing thing to hold your work in your hands for the first time in the form of a book. I am now in the proofing process which means a release date is getting closer!
Stay tuned for more updates:)!
Happy dance, happy dance, happy dance:).

Monday, January 16, 2012

Christmas in January!

Since I was away from blogland during Christmas I decided to post some Christmas pictures thus,
Christmas in January!
Outside the window the camillas were in full bloom...
so were the geraniums.
This Christmas rose bloomed for two weeks!

Meanwhile, the porch was decorated in lights.
Calvin kept watch for Santa Paws.

I think Kasey spotted him!
Or maybe it was just a squirrel.

Inside the candles were lit and the mantel was swagged in lace and velvet poinsettias.
This year I decorated with red and white china, crystal, and silver.
The fringe on the mantel was from my stash of trims for my dresses and I used green velvet placemats under the lace to add color.

The coffee table was bedecked with a nativity and angels.

The tea table sported glittered fruit and angels.

The kitchen table tureen got a few sprigs of greenery and poinsettias.

Lizzy was curled up dreaming of squeaky toys and chew bones.
Thanks for sharing my Christmas decor after Christmas!
Blessings to all!!!
For pictures from the Christmas parade visit

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Sunday Wisdom

"Hatred stirs up dissension,
but love covers over all wrongs."
Proverbs 10: 12

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Kramer Chronicles-My Busy Mom!

Hi, it's me Kramer.
Hopefully you haven't forgotten me being that my mom has been so busy that she has neglected to post my latest adventures!
Her busyness has forced me to engage in desperate measures in an effort to gain her attention.

She has been sewing dresses for reenactments so I tried laying on the pattern.
That didn't work.

So I tried eating the pattern!
That didn't work either.
(I did get her attention once I hacked it up forcing her to stop long enough to clean it up but then she was back at the sewing machine).

Next I tried laying on the fabric.
That didn't work either.

If all of that sewing wasn't bad enough then she had to cook Thanksgiving dinner!
Still she ignored me, humph.
So I licked the bowl-then she noticed me!

Next was decorating for Christmas.
I tried acting like a decoration but she didn't notice.

I even tried wrapping my toy around her slipper.
But alas, she stayed busy.

If the sewing, cooking, and decorating wasn't bad enough, working on her book was the most time consuming!
Here is the cover of her soon to be released novel.
cover photo by Richard Darby
I give up!
I'll just lounge here until she notices me.
I know she has missed you all and she will visit as soon as she can.
In the meantime you can wait here with me until she has a little extra time to visit.
I know she loves you guys (and me too).
Purrs and meows,