Hello my friends! It's turned into fall overnight here in Eastern Washington. We have rain predicted for Thursday, but this is what it looked like on Friday and Saturday. Temperatures in the 80's and 90's. Today is supposed to be 63! Quite a difference. It was a wonderful weekend at the lake though. Lots of families getting in one last weekend of waterskiing and jet skiing. I don't do either but I like to watch others. :-)
I have been doing lots of reading this past week. Here are a few of my favorites.
Some of you might remember Teresa posting on her blog about the sourdough cookbook she had and the yummy pancakes or flapjacks she made while on vacation a few weeks ago. Well, she inspired me to send away on Amazon and get my own copy. You can tell this was a well loved copy but it only cost $1.99. Even if I never make a recipe, the reading is very entertaining. I do plan to make a starter soon and try some of the foods that are in this book.
I also got two new magazines. The Country Gardens is amazing and will be one I keep in my library. Country Living has lots of goodies in it for fall.
Someone donated about 30 of Karen Kinsbury's books to the church. This first series has two books that I read this week. I finished "Ever After" last night and I cried and cried as I read it. "Even Now" is the first book and was really good too. They aren't new books, I think they were published around 2005.
There is another HUGE series of about 15 books but the only one I don't have is the first one. The library doesn't have it either and I really don't want to buy it when I already have the others. I may just read the rest of the set without the first book...but sometimes that backfires and you don't have any background on the characters. Oh well. Meanwhile, I've joined a read-a-long on Ravelry and we're reading the first book in this trilogy. I went ahead and bought the entire trilogy because it was cheaper than just getting the first book! I just started it last night.
As you can imagine, all of this reading has left little time for crafting. I did get several more inches done on the zig-zag blanket at the trailer. I think I have about 12 inches left to do before I call it done!
Tonight Dennis and I are going to the fair! I haven't been to the fair in years. One of my friends has 8 items in the knitting category. She keeps encouraging me every year to add some of my things to the fair, but I never remember in time. Maybe next year. I'm looking forward to seeing all of the handwork and food. The homegrown vegetables always amaze me at their size.
That's about it. Not much exciting happening here this week. We're planning a little getaway next month and I'm looking forward to that. Within a few weeks it will be time to close the trailer up for the season. That's always a sad time for me but there is always next year, right?
I hope you are all having a lovely week and enjoying life to it's fullest.
"For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes." Romans 1:16