Hi friends! What a windy, hot, hot weekend. In the 90's. I stayed inside to avoid making my headaches explode.
I finally worked out the personalization for every single sampler block in this AotH series. So I went back to the very first one stitched. Snow Garden. It was never personalized. It has now become Emerson's sampler.
I have begun the border on Farm House. That is the first pattern in the second row. You can see part of it showing in the above picture.
Look what came in the mail for me for my birthday all the way from England!
What would you do in the last hour of your life?
The story of Welles Crowther, whose actions on 9/11 offer a lasting lesson on character, calling and courage
One Sunday morning before church, when Welles Crowther was a young boy,
his father gave him a red handkerchief for his back pocket. Welles kept
it with him that day, and just about every day to come; it became a
fixture and his signature.
A standout athlete growing up in Upper
Nyack, NY, Welles was also a volunteer at the local fire department,
along with his father. He cherished the necessity and the camaraderie,
the meaning of the role. Fresh from college, he took a Wall Street job
on the 104th floor of the South Tower of the World Trade Center, but the
dream of becoming a firefighter with the FDNY remained.
Twin Towers fell, Welles’s parents had no idea what happened to him. In
the unbearable days that followed, they came to accept that he would
never come home. But the mystery of his final hours persisted. Eight
months after the attacks, however, Welles’s mother read a news account
from several survivors, badly hurt on the 78th floor of the South Tower,
who said they and others had been led to safety by a stranger, carrying
a woman on his back, down nearly twenty flights of stairs. After
leading them down, the young man turned around. “I’m going back up,”
was all he said.
The survivors didn’t know his name, but despite
the smoke and panic, one of them remembered a single detail clearly:
the man was wearing a red bandanna.
Tom Rinaldi’s The Red Bandanna is
about a fearless choice, about a crucible of terror and the indomitable
spirit to answer it. Examining one decision in the gravest situation,
it celebrates the difference one life can make.
Stitching and praying,