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?


Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

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

Kim K. said...

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

Kerin said...

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.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Hi Cindy,

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


Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

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

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

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! ♥