Unless it gets too hot, I love to read out on the front porch in the summer. This is the first book in a trilogy ( I picked up the 3rd book in the library, got hooked, and now I’ve gone back for the first one. )
The author has such an engaging writing style…she’s a masterful storyteller.
I read more in the summer than the winter, due to many more hours of natural light, so I can imagine myself going through several of her books….the library has quite a few of them.
All of this reading might take away from sewing and quilting time, though :)
While I had started to tie a quilt ( shown in my previous post HERE ) and worked on that for two days off and on, I pulled out Scrappy Granny on Solstice to add some more stitches to the cable portion.
When I was a little girl living out in the country, while we attended a Methodist church in a town about 20 minutes away, in the summer we ( my sister and the neighbor girls ) went to the Presbyterian Vacation Bible School. We’d walk along the red dog gravel road behind my house about 1/3 mile and that would lead to the top of a large grassy hill. We’d walk down through that field to the little Presbyterian church below for VBS. I remember flannel board stories and memorizing the order of the books of the Bible, singing, crafts, and graham cracker and juice breaks. In the end we all got a little red Bible to take home. There were probably 50 children attending.
BOY HAVE TIMES CHANGED ! :) Yes they learn some Bible stories at a local church but here is Brent climbing the major attraction. They just love this! And that is probably why over 300 children attend this VBS every year.
I picked the kids up after VBS one day and clearly they do expend some energy there and want to relax afterwards…they had a big lunch here and then I put on a movie for a bit.
Jesus in the morning and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in the afternoon. MY boys played with those toys and watched the shows…those Turtles have stuck around for a long time.
Later on it was time to play outside and pick some lettuce from the garden and enjoy some Popsicles.
Another summer favorite is Italian Ices at a local spot called Ritas….the DIL got a nice shot of them here :
Back to Scrappy Granny and snacks…I have a a few popsicles that I am working towards for myself :)
Once I finish this quilting along the sashing and border, I’ll have a two block area left. And the last block will be my summer popsicles.
Meanwhile, we’d had a heat wave for awhile that was a bit TOO hot for this time of year. A nice weather break moved in for two days or so. Along with that break were lovely skies and here are a few new blooms to accompany them :
Right around this time the Southwest is broiling in extremely record-setting high temperatures and tropical storm Cindy is hitting the gulf and many states are to be affected. Needless to say..thoughts and prayers are with those areas.
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