Rose Petal Tea is a blend of my daily life. It includes enjoying my family, knitting, crocheting, caring for my pet menagerie, teaching private lessons, writing, pursuing my degrees in Arts and English, working as a Writing Consultant at Illinois Central College, and creating fiber art for my online and local business. Woven throughout all of it, I hope you get a sense of the joy and thankfulness I have for the many blessings God gives me every day.

I am a happy wife of over 35 years and a mother of 2 lovely grown daughters, who have made me Grammy to 3 beautiful grandchildren.  My life is full and rich because of all of them. I believe our greatest treasure in life is the people we share the journey with. I love finding new people along the path of life and learning their story.

I've been a Fiber Artist for more than 30 years. I'm a Certified Instructor with the Craft Yarn Council of America. My days are steeped in plenty of fiber, the search for the deeper meaning in the written word, and as much tea as I can possibly drink. And laughter. I love to laugh.
I seek the beauty in the common things of life, the extraordinary in the ordinary. It's my desire to share all of these bits and pieces of my heart, and glimpses of my soul with you. I hope you are able to find whatever you are looking for each time you join me here. May you be inspired, may you find comfort, may you be at rest.

"As we let our own light shine, 
we unconsciously give other people
permission to do the same."
Nelson Mandela

"Our chief want is someone who will inspire us
 to be what we know we can be."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams!
Live the life you have imagined."
Henry David Thoreau