It was time to take a little break from the Rainbow Strip Quilt, which is currently in limbo while I wait for the new quilt labels I designed and ordered from Spoonflower. My sewing machine has been growing dust lately while I finish my web design course and get ready for someone’s second birthday.
So it’s been a little more than 2 weeks since work ended, and I’m (hopefully) starting to hit a stride. Hannah went through almost a solid month of nonstop teething right around the end of the school year, which just turned things upside down a little. Plus I started writing in earnest for GeekMom and trying to keep up with my posts. The house has been in a state while I finished up the job, so…in general it’s been a little chaotic around here since, oh…mid March.
But I’m starting to get a grip, and that includes starting a new quilt. I haven’t touched my machine since I finished our All Hands on Deck beach quilt, which we’ve been using like crazy. I’ve had a 10″ stacker of Riley Blake’s Sunny Happy Skies fabric forever, and it seemed like a fitting name and a fitting print to cut into while I clean all the slates. So far I’ve just cut all of the 10″ squares into 5″ squares. I’m keeping this one really simple, a baby quilt. Hopefully it will come together quickly, because it’s for someone specific…who is due any day!
“Hannah” outdid herself this year (Adam took this photo).
I never posted about Father’s Day, which was very low key. Adam caught up on hours of video games, did some DIY stuff, and requested Chicken Paprikash for dinner. But I’m pretty thrilled with his gift, this monogrammed steak branding iron from The Prairie Forge in Wyoming. I played phone tag for a few days to place my order (there is no online ordering at this working ranch and iron forge), and Cate could not have been sweeter. They had this brand and the accompanying branded board to me within two weeks.
And Adam loved it. He has been itching to get his hands on something to brand with his initials all week, and I think he’s stoked to get his friends over to show off his new Weber grill and brand some meat. My family is coming over today for a cookout, so he’ll have a chance to test it out. I love it, and it’s from a real, made in the USA ranch, and he was totally surprised.
Well played, Hannah Frances.