Today, I thought I’d share some of the visuals I used while writing Thimbles and Thistles.
You’ve already met Maggie Dalton (the lovely Alana de la Garza). She’s independent, stubborn, spunky, beautiful and lonely. Her husband died in a tragic mine accident a decade ago but Maggie struggles to move on. Resigned to remaining alone Ian stirs up feelings she’s determined to keep buried.
Handsome, hunky, fun-loving lumber mill owner Ian MacGregor (Matt Barr) has set all the girls in Baker City into a frenzy since his arrival two years ago. Rugged with just enough polish to be irresistible, the only woman who interests him is the one who pretends he doesn’t exist. Never one to give up on something he wants, Ian is resolved to winning Maggie’s heart.
This Thomas Kinkade painting is how I envision Ian’s “cottage” set back in the trees near the river beyond the edge of his lumber mill. I’d like to crawl right into that painting and spend some time in such a pretty place.
Since Maggie is a dressmaker, I always pictured her wearing beautiful clothes. (Even her riding outfits are snazzy).
You can find more images on Pinterest here.
And this is the song I listened to while writing their story: