I had some time to stitch earlier today while we were waiting for a call to pick up Mike's car, which was in for some service. I didn't feel like getting M9 out that early and going through the laborious process of getting it set up on the Q-Snaps, only to have to dismantle it when the call came in. I dug through my WIP bag for something small that was not already committed to a certain day... and ended up with Women of the Mayflower :-) I realized today that I need to get more serious about finishing this since I already put the date on the sampler. It is October already - gulp - must get moving on it!
Later, I did get back to M9. I finished the top pool (minus the beads and center crystal) and stitched the green hedge... I hope that tomorrow while I watch football I can do the corner pool by the hedge. Then, after all of this work, I will be only 1/4 finished with Part 10. I do love how this looks now. It is getting that nice look of finally coming together now, and the colors are just amazing!
I had recently sent a DVD off to Missy - an extra in my collection, and she volunteered to adopt it. Today I got a surprise package from her - she crocheted this sweet dish cloth for me, sent along some pretty threads and a nice variety of tea bags! You may notice the Vanilla Nut Creme Decaf is opened. I drank it right away! There is an autumn chill in the air, and when I was bringing in the mail, I was thinking of making some coffee to warm up. Instead I drank the lovely tea - thanks Missy! You guessed right, I do love tea! My prayers to Missy during this sad time in her life as well - she is such a sweetie :-)
I stayed up last night and read the rest of the article on the Haverhill Claw Hammer Murder. Mrs. Ellis did not pass away until March 7, 1931. However, she never regained consciousness in the hospital. It was discovered that one item was missing from the home after the murder - a wrist watch belonging to the victim. A 17-year-old high school student, who was also a paperboy, brought it to the police station. As they interrogated him, his stories kept changing. Initially he said he found it in a snow bank near the home. Not sure how his story changed, but he was charged and convicted with the murder. Very sad. And, that is pretty much what I learned about the murder that took place in my office building some 75 years ago.
Daylily: Mae Graham
Stitched on today: Women of the Mayflower and Mystery IX