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A Sweet Read…

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Get your cuppa tea when you’re ready to read Cathy Elliott’s new cozy mystery, A Stitch in Crime. It’s a delightful who-done-it tale. Thea James, antique storeowner, is co-chair of Larkindale’s first quilt show pageant.

When the town’s matriarch is knocked-out, a diamond brooch stolen and a heritage quilt snatched, Thea resolves to bind up all the loose ends before something worse happens.

With a marvelous ensemble of characters, an adorable cat, humor and wit, Cathy Elliott weaves a story perfect for a quiet evening with that delicious cup of tea! I really enjoyed all the interactions of the small town characters…some so real it was like being there. And then there’s Cole Mason…a light touch of romance for Thea. A sweet read.

I’m anxious to read other books in the Quilts of Love Series.

Cut it up, make a cuppa, take a break & meditate….

 

My new all time favorite quote…and I made it up myself after a particularly harrowing week….

 

When life hands you a lemon, cut it up, make tea, take a break and meditate!

 

So, you probably guessed that my day/week/month was less than auspicious . I’m sure you’ve had those days, weeks, months….hopefully not years…when “it” goes from bad to worse.

 

When no matter how much or how hard or how long you’ve prayed, “things” just aren’t working out. That proverbial lemon drops from the sky, misses your skull, but lands in YOUR lap …uninvited, unwanted, and uncompromising.

 

 

Now, a whole lemon is only useful for decoration or zesting.


And if not consumed, deterioration ensues.

 

My solution: Cut it up…make a cuppa tea….take a break….and meditate.

 

 

A sliced lemon bursting with tartness suggests possibilities.

 

A problem carved up, divided, chopped and diced reveals solutions.

 

Tea is my respite in life. The ritual of boiling water, placing whole tea leaves in an infuser, steeping and then sipping the brew is my hiatus from chaos. In suspending reality for moments, the impossible is diluted, the possible clarified and I remind myself there are better days ahead! 

 

Have a tea-lightful day….and remember…cut that lemon up, make a cuppa, take a break and meditate!

Kate

I had to share this adorable video…..Maddie Grace Sings Lemon Drop

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