Monday, August 17, 2015

A Day at the Lake

Emily and I went up to Lake Erie to the Marblehead Lighthouse today. It's always so peaceful and relaxing up there. It was cloudy so my pictures aren't very bright. We saw a bald eagle too, but I wasn't able to get a picture of it.

Seagull with a fish...

Toes in the water...

Seagull feather on the beach at the second place we went to...

Monday, August 10, 2015

Some summer reading

I've been doing a lot of reading this summer. I just finished this book tonight and I had to share it with you. This author is amazing, adding twists and turns to her stories in the most amazing ways. I've read some of her other books too, but this one is by far the best one yet. I highly recommend it.

Here's a little bit about it...

When Heather Toulson returns to her parents’ cottage in the English countryside, she uncovers long-hidden secrets about her family history and stumbles onto the truth about a sixty-year-old murder.

Libby, a free spirit who can’t be tamed by her parents, finds solace with her neighbor Oliver, the son of Lord Croft of Ladenbrooke Manor. Libby finds herself pregnant and alone when her father kicks her out and Oliver mysteriously drowns in a nearby river. Though theories spread across the English countryside, no one is ever held responsible for Oliver’s death.

Sixty years later, Heather Toulson, returning to her family’s cottage in the shadows of Ladenbrooke Manor, is filled with mixed emotions. She’s mourning her father’s passing but can’t let go of the anger and resentment over their strained relationship. Adding to her confusion, Heather has an uneasy reunion with her first love, all while sorting through her family’s belongings left behind in the cottage. What she uncovers will change everything she thought she knew about her family’s history.

Award-winning author Melanie Dobson seamlessly weaves the past and present together, fluidly unraveling the decades-old mystery and reveals how the characters are connected in shocking ways. 

Set in a charming world of thatched cottages, lush gardens, and lovely summer evenings, this romantic and historical mystery brings to light the secrets and heartaches that have divided a family for generations.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Still missing

Well, here it is the first week of August and there's still no sign of my sewing mojo. I went to Amish country the other day, and had no desire at all to go into a quilt shop. I got my copy of Keepsake Quilting in the mail today, and there wasn't a single thing in it that caught my eye. Maybe Emily was right, and my sewing and quilting was just a phase and now it's time to move on to other things. I can't imagine that to be true, but who knows?

This is one of my favorite times of the year in the garden. Once the butterfly bushes bloom, we have lots of butterflies to watch. And of course the hummingbirds love them too.