So I am one month into the FRAN Mystery Crochet-A-Long and have finished the 9 PAM squares and 9 ANN squares. And right now I’m feeling like a rock star. Why? Because I have sewn in the ends of the all 18 squares.
This is a big deal! I know you’re supposed to weave in the ends as you go, but I don’t. Because I hate it. So I usually weave in some ends, but then not others, and think “eh good enough”. But this time I am totally ready to go! Bring on the SUE squares!
Let me back up a little bit. I had never heard of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival until I starting reading Ellie Alexander’s mystery novel “Meet Your Baker”. And now I have to go!
This book is the first in a series about an amateur sleuth/baker who has come back work in her family’s bakery. The Shakespeare Festival is the big deal in this town, so not only do the local businesses cater to the tourists, but the townspeople are all involved with the festival is some way, shape or form. This wouldn’t be a cozy mystery without a murder, so of course someone dies.
And now that I’m determined to go to Ashl and and experience the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, I’ve learned that it isn’t all Shakespeare! For example, during their 2016 season, although they will be performing staples like “Twelfth Night” and “Hamlet”, they are also staging “The Wiz” and “The Yeomen of the Guard”.
So it’s a plan — go to Oregon, experience the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and hopefully eat at a bakery as wonderful as the one Ellie Alexander describes in her series!