appalachia Newsletter


November 28 2012 Appalachia Newsletter

Greetings to all folks near and far.

We are still waiting for some real snow in Washoe Valley. We had a few days of light snow that disappeared by the end of the day. The mountains surrounding us, the Sierras, do not have a good snow pack yet this year, which is not good. We need a lot more snow up there to prevent a drought next summer.

With the colder weather, it is time for me to get out my winter projects and start beading or making dolls again. My dolls represent traditional dress Native American women -- this is a great hobby for me, for I bead the little dresses and make tiny necklaces for the 9" tall dolls. Some day I will have a web site to begin selling my dolls and the beaded bracelets I make. That will be an exciting venture for me.

Here is my latest article from the Appalachia site at, it is about the beautiful art of ribbon work.

Native American Ribbon Work
When it comes to beautiful design and creativity in clothing, Native American people are experts.

I hope you enjoy the article. Please come visit me in my forum to discuss this or any of my articles -- there are also many other items of discussion there you might enjoy, or, you can start your own discussion. I look forward to meeting you.

Another article about Native Americans in the Appalachian regions is my article on the Etowah Indian mounds -- a fascinating subject:

Till next time, may you walk in peace and harmony.

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Phyllis Doyle Burns, Appalachia Editor

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