Hi friends! I have the stitching done for Emerson's Christmas ornament. His is two sided also. His ornament frame is a gift from our friend Nienke as well. :)
And I thought getting the stitched linen to sit perfectly within the metal heart frame for Madeleine's ornament was fun! The star was even more challenging. I used iron-on interfacing for all four pieces, and I am very glad I did!!
This is an excellent book. I don't know if I would say I enjoyed it. Strange right? Well, it is about the life of John Wilkes Booth. Now WHO likes him?! That is what made it strange. This is an historical fiction book. So it was very interesting to learn many things I never knew about his life. However, since the man murdered Abraham Lincoln, you just don't like him, plain and simple.
The New York Times bestselling author of Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker returns
with a riveting work of historical fiction following the notorious John
Wilkes Booth and the four women who kept his perilous confidence.
John Wilkes Booth, the mercurial son of an acclaimed British stage
actor and a Covent Garden flower girl, committed one of the most
notorious acts in American history—the assassination of President
The subject of more than a century of
scholarship, speculation, and even obsession, Booth is often portrayed
as a shadowy figure, a violent loner whose single murderous act made him
the most hated man in America. Lost to history until now is the story
of the four women whom he loved and who loved him in return: Mary Ann,
the steadfast matriarch of the Booth family; Asia, his loyal sister and
confidante; Lucy Lambert Hale, the senator’s daughter who adored Booth
yet tragically misunderstood the intensity of his wrath; and Mary
Surratt, the Confederate widow entrusted with the secrets of his
Fates and Traitors brings to life
pivotal actors—some willing, others unwitting—who made an indelible mark
on the history of our nation. Chiaverini portrays not just a soul in
turmoil but a country at the precipice of immense change.
Oh yes! I did not have those scope tests done. They are to be done on Wednesday. They scheduled me at a facility that my insurance will not cover. So now that is corrected and I wait a little bit.
Thank you for your kind words of encouragement my friends! I hope you have a stitchtastic weekend!
Stitching and praying,