Hearts and Flowers

Hearts and Flowers

The groundhog has poked his nose out of the hole and made his weather prediction for an early spring. If your favorite color is white and you’re an avid skier a prolonged winter might not be so bad, but for the rest of us we are eagerly awaiting the sweetness and...
Giveaway Winner and Kate’s Favorite Pics

Giveaway Winner and Kate’s Favorite Pics

Congratulations to Barb Wagner, winner of the two Amish-made dolls from Lancaster County plus one of my signed books: either the new An Amish Christmas Kitchen, Starting from Scratch, A Letter from Lancaster County; or one of 3 books from The Legacy of Lancaster...
Amish Oldies but Goodies

Amish Oldies but Goodies

As I drove home from visiting my mother-in-law yesterday, I listened to an oldies channel. I didn’t recognize some of the songs but enjoyed humming along with them. What is it that attracts me to old-fashioned items, such as quilts, clocks, antiques, and Amish dolls?...
July 4th Amish Giveaway

July 4th Amish Giveaway

I can’t think of anything more American than July 4th, following on the heels of Canada Day, July 1. I have the feeling many of us forget what Independence Day is all about. I think of red, white, and blue flags. Not to mention “The Star Spangle Banner” and “I’m...
Giveaway for the season of romance

Giveaway for the season of romance

Everything I write has a thread of romance weaving through it. I can’t seem to stop myself, and why should I? When reading a book, whether it be contemporary fiction or Tolstoy, I enjoy the romantic threads and the anticipation of the happily-ever-after....