Welcome to ... Thistledew Acres
home of the Ohio Bag Lady
Toni (daughter) and Steve Binkley (son-in-law) have been helping Lee & Doug for many years!
Lee Felt and Steve Binkley will be traveling to Georgia for the UNICOI festival in November. Hope to see you there! (Posted: 9/22/18)
|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 our 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
... We still have some copies of his CD recording and 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 ...
Lee, I've just received my order. What beautiful craftsmanship in everything! I'm so happy; can't wait to travel with my dulcimer! Have a wonderful holiday season, Martha (12/14/17)
Lee, the bag arrived safely today. It's beautiful! Thank you and Merry Christmas. We're set to have the perfect holiday. Glenn (12/14/17)
Hi Lee - I
received my dulcimer bag and strap today - thank you for such prompt work on my
behalf. I know I'll get the expected protection from the bag. The strap looks
elegant. I appreciate the embroidery
work on both products. I'll proudly pack my instrument in my new bag for next week's Gathering and also Christmas carols with other friends - enjoy your holidays - Fran (12/1/17)
Dear Lee, I
received my music stand yesterday and in time for my music class in which we
need to show our readiness to play for the patients in the hospital.
I love this stand! It's smaller than I thought,
which is just perfect enough for my music, the height is great and it's so light weight for me to be carrying around the hospital along with my instrument, music and chair. Thanks also for adding the pad of
paper and pen - a thoughtful touch which I'm sure will come in handy. I will keep you info in the stand as I'm sure I will be asked where I purchased it. Again, my thanks. Leonetta (9/7/17)
I attended KMW and was the lucky winner of your dulcimer bag. Wanted to thank
you for your donation to the raffle. It is a lovely bag and I am really
enjoying it very much. Beautiful work!
Thanks again, Paulette (8/10/17)
Hi Lee, Just a note to let you know that my order has arrived and I could not me any more happier. Great workmanship! Thank you again Bob (3/4/17)
Yes, it came
yesterday in the afternoon mail and I love it. The tablet bag is perfect, the
stool works great for relaxing the feet while playing, and the Cd is
delightful. Can't wait to tackle Lee's Waltz.
I think I will take a look at your available bags for gift ideas. 'Tis the season. Thanks and have a great day. Joyce (10/7/16)
Lee, I just received my new bag today! Thank you for all the work put into it. It's beautifully put together and I can't wait to show it off!! Cheers, Mark (10/5/16)
Lee, The double
dulcimer bag arrived yesterday and, as with all your creations, it is exactly
what I needed. My standard and baritone fit in beautifully. It arrived just in
time to be used Monday
when I play at an interactive living history museum where it will blend in with the 1890 time period. Like my music stand, I know this will last for years. Thanks, .Karen (4/10/16)
Lee, Thanks for the workmanship or workwomenship on the music stand, It is much nicer than I expected, love the ease in handling and carrying. Great Job! The pen and notepad nice extras. Linda (4/2/16)
Hi Lee, Got my
Bowed Dulcimer bag yesterday. The workmanship is awesome! This Bag/case is far
superior to that of your competion. And especially better than the Chinese
copies. It is easy to see that a lot
of care and thought went into the design of this Bag/case, the fact that you use 45 different pieces of material shows up in the ruggedness and protection of my expensive instrument. Fantastic product. I don't
believe a large company or manufacurer could do any better. The many features are impressive i,e: shoulder straps, side strap, carrying handle, inner bow slot, outside pouch, etc , not to mention the embroadery
and peronsonalization just makes it one of a kind. Keep up the great work! Bill (4/2/16)
Lee, Thank you for
my hand made dulcimer bag. I truly love it. The cushoning for protection is
perfect for me as I tend to be clumsy and bang my dulcimer on things. With the
backpack straps it keeps my dulcimer
clear of obstructions. The embroidery makes it unique and your color choices are the best I have seen also. I'm so proud to show it off...so many compliments. When anything is hand sewn/hand made it holds a
bit of the maker in it so thank you for a unique and special product!Lajuana (3/30/16)
Lee, THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. The bag and
music stand arrived today. They are beautiful. Outstanding craftsmanship.
I am sure I will enjoy them a long time. Richard (3/23/16)
Lee, I was so happy to receive the quality music stand. The purple canvas is lovely with all the little ‘touches’ you put on it. The craftsmanship is grand and I’m so pleased with it. If my dulcimer teacher had not
encouraged me to call you, I would have missed a blessing. Thank you so much. Continue trusting HIM for your future as that’s where the blessings lie. Hugs, Valerie (IN) 6/4/15
Lee, My new Dulcimer Music Stand and beautiful dulcimer strap arrived today – just in time for Memorial Weekend. Thank you – they are lovely. I am going to enjoy them. Beverly (5/23/15)
Everything arrived in great shape. I want to thank you and your family for
creating products of excellent quality and craftsmanship. The plushness/thickness of
the dulcimer bag will offer superior
protection for my dulcimer. The tote bag offers plenty of room for carrying all of those items I need. The music stand holds my music notebook at the perfect level and angle - my music won't fall off as it
sometimes does with a regular music stand. The footstool is very well made and durable - I plan to carry it with me. Also, I am so glad that I was able to add Doug's CD and tabbook. I have listened to the CD
several times - I really enjoy it. The tab book is very well written and easy to follow. It is definitely a treasure to have in my collection. The embroidered dulcimer strap I received is a darker blue than the other
items I ordered. I checked my copy of the order form to be sure I had checked blue and not navy. I had circled blue. Would it be possible for me to return the dulcimer strap and exchange it for the blue that
matches my bag, tote, and stand? Please let me know. Thanks again! Patsy (5/14/15)
Lee, Just to let you know both packages arrived yesterday, everything intact. So happy with your quality craftsmanship. Thanks, Marji (5/5/15)
Lee, I received the dulcimer stand in excellent shape! Thanks so much for such a quality product. I will always look on your site for my dulcimer necessities. Linda (4/17/15)
Thanks for visiting with us. Stop by again, soon.
Last updated: September, 2018
If you have any questions, email Lee and Toni.