Hi friends! I thought for sure I would have two April finishes to share with you today.That was before I went on Fioricet(a barbituate used for tension headaches). This post is taking longer to type, as I keep messing up. Everything is going slower, even walking, as I am dizzy. It will all be worth it if the headaches continue to decrease. Oh how I hope and pray they disappear! So far, I would say the headaches are almost 80% decreased.
I stitched up our friend Palko's free monthly pattern you can find HERE.
If Jane Austen had
turned her formidable wit and powers of observation to sleuthing before
establishing herself as the major literary figure we know and love, then
surely she would have been every inch the detective that Stephanie
Barron has created in this delectable debut.
"I would rather spend an hour among the notorious than two minutes
with the dull." To Jane Austen’s surprise, her visit to the snowy
Hertfordshire estate of young and beautiful Isobel Payne, Countess of
Scargrave, will be far from dull. She has scarcely arrived when the Earl
– a gentleman of mature years – is felled by a mysterious ailment too
agonizing and violet to credit to a fondness for claret and pudding.
Scargrave’s death seems a cruel blow of fate for Isobel, married but
three months. Yet the bereaved widow soon finds that it’s only the
beginning of her misfortune… as she receives a sinister missive accusing
her and the Earl’s nephew of adultery – and murder.
Desperately afraid that the letter will expose her and Viscount
Fitzroy Payne, for whom she bears a secret tendresse, to the worst sort
of scandal, Isobel begs her friend Jane for help. Which is how Jane
finds herself embroiled in an investigation that hinges on the motives
of Scargrave Manor’s guests.
Stitching and praying,