Hi friends! I stitched up the January freebie from Palko. I have this wood shadow box or cubby shelf. I want to fill it up with treasures. And so I began.
I am now stitching on the February Snowflower Diaries SAL.
I have finished reading A Fall Of Marigolds by Susan Meissner. This book dovetails a historical story around a contemporary subplot.
September 1911. On Ellis Island in New York Harbor, nurse Clara Wood
cannot face returning to Manhattan, where the man she loved fell to his
death in the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire. Then, while caring for a fevered
immigrant whose own loss mirrors hers, she becomes intrigued by a name
embroidered onto the scarf he carries…and finds herself caught in a
dilemma that compels her to confront the truth about the assumptions
she’s made. Will what she learns devastate her or free her?
2011. On Manhattan’s Upper West Side, widow Taryn Michaels has
convinced herself that she is living fully, working in a charming
specialty fabric store and raising her daughter alone. Then a long-lost
photograph appears in a national magazine, and she is forced to relive
the terrible day her husband died in the collapse of the World Trade
Towers…the same day a stranger reached out and saved her. Will a chance
reconnection and a century-old scarf open Taryn’s eyes to the larger
forces at work in her life?
I really liked this one a lot. The 1911 story centers around Ellis Island. We took a family vacation 5 years ago to New York. We were on Ellis Island. Very interesting to learn more about it. I cried once while reading this.
I had a recheck appointment Tuesday with the orthopedic doctor who
had ordered the physical therapy. I told him the pain and pressure have not
gone away since his exam on December 1st. He put me on prednisolone. This helped greatly the first two days, now not so much. I have a MRI scheduled for next week.
Oh Lord, be my comfort, my courage, and my strength this day.
Thanks for stopping in today. I am so glad you did!
Stitching and praying,