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Ohio Bag Lady
|December 11, 2017
Attention Mountain Dulcimer Community
and everyone Interested in Lee Felt or Dulcimer Bag Lady:
Just wanted to update everyone on Lee and the status of her dulcimer bag and dulcimer accessories company, Thistledew Acres, www.dulcimerbaglady.com .
Yes, Lee had a
slight stroke back in September. It was an eye-opening experience
for her and her family. Lee’s daughter,
As for Lee, she is getting stronger every day. There is just a few minor reminders of the stroke, but her increasing strength, walking every day, modifying diet, and returning to the business several days a week are all indicators that she is moving forward and still involved with her company and the dulcimer world.
thought in mind, the business website
www.dulcimerbaglady.com has been updated for the present. For
better communication with all of you, there is now a Facebook Page
for Thistledew Acres/Dulcimer Bag Lady.
This is Shari Wolf posting. I am Lee’s webmaster and am so thrilled to provide this update.
Doug & Lee Felt
We promised Doug that we would
continue the business after he passed away in October, 2014, And We Are.
Our daughter Toni Binkley, her husband
Steve, and granddaughter Claire will help me
continue the business. Steve is doing all the woodwork.
Toni and Claire are helping me with the sewing so that I can continue to go
For a closer look, click on one of the following:
... including mountain dulcimer bags (single and double), tote bags, tablet tote bags and ...
Bowed Dulcimer Bags
Please note: We have been making soft dulcimer bags for over 30 years.
Recently, some mainland Chinese copies have come on the market.
I still make each and every bag that we sell. If you want quality, make sure you see
our label and the thistle/heart logo. Lee Felt (1/15/2011)
MOUNTAIN DULCIMER STANDS
... keep that dulcimer out of the case on one of Doug's oak music stands
BOWED DULCIMER STANDS
... keep that bowed dulcimer and bow out of the case and ready to play
WOODEN FOOT STOOLS
... make playing your dulcimer more comfortable .... Lightweight and collapsible
WOODEN MUSIC STANDS
... make learning & playing music as easy and as comfortable as possible with these
portable, lightweight and handcrafted wooden music stands
... embroidered straps and plain straps with disconnects on both ends
... CD recording, tablature book
ORDER FORM/PRICE LIST
... print and fill out the order form and mail it to us
... would love to meet you and see our products in person
... from a hobby to a business
|During the 2009 Buckeye Dulcimer Festival, Guy George
invited Doug to join him to play Lee's Waltz, written by Doug.
Doug is on the mountain dulcimer and Guy on the pennywhistle.
From the Mailbag ...
Good Afternoon Lee, The dulcimer bag and the
stand did arrive today. Thank you very much for the wonderful workmanship for
both pieces. I love the bag and the stand. It is also a birthday present for
With best regards. Joachim S (9/13)
Just to let you know I received my fabric music stand and I love it. Very nice looking and just what I wanted. Thanks again. Francie G (7/13)
My wife recieved the wood dulcimer stand that I ordered from you and I just wanted to compliment you on your work. The stand is well designed, very well made and also beautiful to look at. We placed her dulcimer stand on it and it looks wonderful. Thank you very much for the stand. Bud P. (6/13)
Lee and Doug, I just wanted to tell you the bag arrived safely and looks fantastic! It fits my dulcimer and bow perfectly. Thanks for getting it out so soon. Best Regards, Richard (5/13)
Hi Lee, Both dulcimer bags arrived today. Beautiful, as usual, and they fit perfectly. Thanks, Parker (5/13)
Thanks you so much. The quality of the bag is more than I even expected. I love both the stand and the bag. Blessings, Rosie (2/13)
Lee, I received my new, wonderfully crafted music stand today. I am certainly pleased with your superb craftsmanship and personal touch of the pen and note pad. Thank you so much for shipping it to me, and for calling to make sure it came in. I am looking forward to taking it to our Duplin Dulcimer Club meeting at the end of the month. Now it will be able to fit in with the look of the other players' stands, instead of having to use the metal music stand. Thanks again ... Carol C (10/2011)
Hi Lee ... I know you are traveling now - I just wanted to tell you how impressed I was with the workmanship on my Dulcimer Bag! It is really a delight and handles the 41" quite well. Again, my sincere thanks! Best regards. Robert M. (10/16/10)
Dear Lee .... I spoke on the phone with you less than a week ago, when you said that you would be able to finish a blue bag by the end of the week and ship it the following week. Well, it was like Christmas. The bag arrived on Friday and it is wonderful, with embroidery, quality outside and lining fabric and stitching, extra pockets, hooks, and a Velcro pouch to keep picks safe. It's a dream. Now I can attend workshops and leave at home the cardboard box with bubble wrap and styrofoam peanuts. Thank heavens for the internet so that I could find you. Barbara P (2/01/2010)
Lee ... The stands arrived safe and sound. Every one loves
them -- and are thrilled with the pen and notepad -- nothing like a freebie to
excite retired folks! Thank you so much. I am sure that when others in
the group see them, you will be getting more orders from Sun City Texas!
Kathie Shelby (01/26/2010)
Lee, Wanted to let you know I received the replacement strap today. Thank you so much for your prompt attention. I know I will be telling others about your great service. Betty J (8/09)
Hi Folks---I received the bowed dulcimer stand several days ago. The craftsmanship of the stand is absolutely wonderful (just like the craftsmanship of your dulcimer bags). The quality of work that is displayed in the stand exceeds anything I had expected. We can display it (with the BD) proudly with our other instruments. Thanks for the care and attention you give to the items you both produce. Irwin, Tallahassee (5/09)
Hi! The order arrived and those are the slickest music stands we've ever seen. They're so lightweight - no need to worry about banging the instruments against them - they slide across our wood floors with the greatest of ease! Absolutely fabulous!! Thank you so much. My husband is anxious to learn to play the spoons, and I'm looking forward to the CD and music book as well. Thank you so very much for the quality of your work and the prompt shipment. Kathy M (5/08)
Dear Lee ... The bowed dulcimer bag you made
me arrived today. All I can say is "wow"!!! It is so beautiful! I can't thank
you enough. I didn't know you would also do that beautiful embroidery on it with
the heart too. I love the color and everything about it. I am going to WCU
Winter Weekend next weekend to get my bowed dulcimer. I think the case is the
nicest I've ever seen. thank you so much for your beautiful craft work. I will love it for years and years to come!! Sincerely, Renee
Hi Lee and Doug ... Just wanted to send you a hello, and to tell you of my bag's adventures. My single bag has been back and forth to the states 5 times!!!! It works very hard. I fit my Simerman in there, then another dulci in a nylon slip bag behind it very tightly, AND my strum stick beside it. Then on my last trip I was travelling with a tenor Uke and could not afford to take my shoulder bag on the plane, so my mac laptop, and my ticket stuff and book go in the front pocket!!!!!!!!!
I want to thank you for making a strong and versatile bag, because if anyone was going to find the limits to it's endurance, it was going to be me. When I first bought it I thought it would get my instruments home and maybe be good for local fests where I didn't want to carry a hard case. Now all my hard cases stay home. I would like to see a couple of side pockets for my phone, pencil and note pad etc. as I think the beauty of them is that they seem to sneak into most any overheads on planes. Only delta has refused, and I now never fly with them. Had my guitar badly damaged together with a ruined case last trip, so overheads are really the way to go. Only issue is dropping, as the headstocks are at risk, but careful attention to looking out for and only handling it personally should see me right. So thanks again for making something with enough integrity that could foresee all the rigorous adventure I was going to put it through and survive, with it's precious cargo intact. ~Adrian from Australia 12/07
Lee & Doug - I received my burgundy music stand, tote bag and patches yesterday and I am thrilled with them. Your products are certainly well-made and very attractive. I will enjoy them so much as I play my dulcimer. Thanks - Danna D 8/07
Lee ... My order came in the mail yesterday and I wanted to let you know it arrived safely. I had placed my order sight unseen based on the recommendations from the people at the Everything Dulcimer site. The quality and the care that you put into your work are obvious and I am very pleased. Both of my Yocky’s fit perfectly and I love how plush the inside is; they will be well protected. I didn’t realize the bag was going to come decorated, what a nice touch! I’m going to start taking two dulcimers to my club meetings now, and I’ll be sure to tell everyone how much I like your products. Thanks again, Susan 6/07
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Last updated: December 11, 2017
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