It is starting to feel like summer here finally. We have managed to string together several days of over 80 degree weather which I find truly heavenly! I so enjoy sitting on the front porch with a good book listening to the water fountain located in the middle of the flower bed waiting for my son's bus to come home on a daily basis. I'm usually out there for an hour and it is so relaxing and I get so much reading done.
I planted a couple of heirloom tomato plants this year (my favorite) and was so surprised to find several small tomatoes already on the vines. Much earlier than I usually get them and am hopeful for a bumper crop this year.
I did find a few minutes for a bit of stitching on this LHN project the other day. I so love the color combinations I chose for this one. It will look lovely framed and displayed in my house.
I'm also making quite rapid progress on Primitive Hare's Red Riding Hood when I do find time to stitch on it. I'm looking forward to some quality time with this project tonight.
Bill took our Camaro to a car show and it won Best Late Model. He was pleased by this and it was truly an honor as it was voted by the other entrants in the show. Keith and I went over for about an hour and it was amazing how many cars were in attendance. When we arrived, there were 177 cars and more were arriving all the time.
I couldn't resist taking this picture of Keith in front of a tow truck that looks just like the one in the Cars movie. It was too cute for words!
On the reading front I finished the Stephen King 11/22/63 in record time. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and zipped right through it. My friend's husband, however, started it and says it puts him to sleep. I, however, could hardly wait to turn the next page to see what would happen next.
I'm still working on Dan Brown's Inferno. It too is a page turner for me. My only problem is finding time to read it - I know with an hour on the porch every afternoon I should be done but this one is on my Kindle and I don't take it out to the front porch. I save my porch reading time for "real" books meaning hard back. I've been using my reading time in the evenings (when there happens to be time) to work on my stitching projects.
My porch reading right now is A Week in Winter by Maeve Binchy. This one is a slower read for me this time but am enjoying it just not as much as some of her previous books. It is not a page turner like the other two. I'm closing in on finishing it and will have to select my next "porch" read probably by the end of the week. Anybody have a book they just couldn't put down?
Well, time to go do some "porch" reading!