Monday, June 11, 2012

Art Share ~ Stamp Out Crime

It's anohter ATC by the Stamp Out Crime group.  This simple, sunny, bright piece was cretaed by our fearless leader Sarette.  She was inspired by the book bellow, Unraveled Sleeve by Monica Ferris.  It is the 4th in a series called the Needlecraft Mysteries.

The art of needlecraft requires patience, discipline, and creativity. So, too, does the art of detection. Just ask Betsy Devonshire—who’s learning that life in a small-town needlecraft shop can reveal an unexpected knack for knitting…and a hidden talent for unraveling crime.

Unraveled Sleeve

Betsy Devonshire has settled into her new home in Excelsior, Minnesota, as owner of the town’s needlecraft shop. So why is she suffering from terrifying nightmares? She hasn’t a clue—but she thinks maybe it would help to get away for a while. With her friend Jill in tow, she heads north for a “stitch-in” at a remote, rustic lodge. But her nightmares only get worse—especially after she finds a dead woman no one else had seen. Then the body disappears—and she knows she won’t get any rest until she untangles the mysterious threads of the crime….

Sarette really likes the Needlecraft Mystery's because she did a 2nd ATC inspired by it.  This ATC was created after she read Thai Die (Needlecraft Mystery, Bk 12) by Monica Ferris.  I need to ask Sarette if these books need to be read in order. 

Just back from a trip to Thailand, Doris Valentine is eager to show Betsy and her other stitching friends her souvenirs. She also has a small stone Buddha that she agreed to deliver to a local antiques store. When Doris meets the dealer, he's surprised she threw out the dirty rag it was wrapped in, though relieved the statue's delicate hands aren't damaged.

That night, Doris's apartment is broken into, and some of her souvenirs are stolen. Than the antiques shop owner is found murdered - and the Buddha is missing. Betsy starts to wonder about the dingy wrapper she retrieved from the trash - made of silk and stitched with rare, exotic embroidery. Is the statue dangerous, or did its silk cocoon conceal more than carved stone?

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