Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Lazy Days of Summer

Since the weather has gotten a little cooler, I've been working in the garden more. I can also play in my craft room, sewing and scrapping. And I'm sleeping better at night.

But in the evening, I've been spending a lot of time on the deck.  My husband and I will sit at the table with our cold drinks, alternating between watching the birds and reading our books. We put a hummingbird feeder on the railing and we can't get enough of watching those little guys.

I've been so excited that my favorite authors have come out with a new book this month. I knew I had to read the previous one again, and I just finished it and bought the new one on Sunday. I don't usually buy novels, but I do from the guys:

They write thrillers and have the most interesting main character. I can hardly put the books down. But Rick is very understanding, and so is Eric, if dinner is late or the laundry doesn't get folded. They can get into a book that way too.

While at the library I found another favorite author had just released a book in each of her two series.Have you read anything by her? One series is about an ex-lawyer who own an herb shop and solves mysteries, and the other is a fictional series about Beatrix Potter. Very good reads!

 When I'm not reading in the evening, I'm working on this new quilt. I love to sit back and do the hand quilting. It's so relaxing and satisfying.

I will end up quilting it very close together. I just love the texture when I do that.

So, I think I'll be set for awhile. Rick and I are going up to Lake Michigan for a few days on the beach. Nice lazy days before starting back to work at the school. How are you spending these last precious days of summer?


  1. Time on the water sounds wonderful. Have a great time.

  2. Have a wonderful time on Lake MI. Your book suggestions sound wonderful. I'm always looking for new authors.

  3. I've never heard of these authors....something I will have to check out. All my good intentions of reading this summer have piddled out. I have been able to pick 4 little squash out of the garden :)
    I love Fall.... but, I really need some more summer! I had my furnace on in June for goodness sakes!
    Have a wonderful and safe trip.

  4. Hi Cindy,

    Thank you for stopping by and commenting today!
    We appreciate your kind words!!!
    Have a lovely day!


  5. Have a wonderful time and looking forward to seeing how the quilt looks finished! :)

  6. I'll look for books by these authors! And your quilt is beautiful...looks so soft and pretty! I am really going to attempt a small quilt this Fall! You should join in the linky party for book reviews! I know everyone would love to know about these authors! ♥