Hello everyone from cool and rainy Nebraska. Things are nice and green here. It smells so fresh and clean! The cattle are out on grass and calving is half done. Branding day has been set for the 19th of June.
My girl is back from her 2 week study abroad trip to London and Scotland. (Thanks to all who prayed for her safe trip.) She is not a huge fan of flying, but enjoyed her time. She wished she could have had more time in Scotland, which was her favorite part of the trip although she enjoyed the sights in London as well. A quilter from Scotland kindly dropped everything she was doing to spend the day with her and show her the sights. (Thanks Doreen!) I think she probably won't have a full appreciation for the total experience until a little time has gone by and she's had time to process it all. All that's left of that class is to turn in a 15 page report. She is slowly resetting her inner clock to our time zone. The first night she was home, she went to bed at 7 p.m. and when I woke up at 5:30 a.m., she already had the laundry going!
I just heard the oven timer go off, so she must be in the kitchen baking something. (...uh, I'm not sure I'll be able to let her go back to college next fall...)
She and I are preparing for next week's Vacation Bible School. Ours is a small country church and I don't expect more than 15 kids or so. We are a little short on adult helpers this year, but things usually come together in the end.
After the graduation quilts were done I found myself at an "in between projects" place. Yikes! How did that happen? Usually I have several things going at once. I finally have the binding on the Triple Irish Chain quilt. My husband is staining and finishing the pieces for my new Graceframe Z44. I'm excited to get it put together although none of us are quite sure where I'm going to set it up! I have a couple of quilt tops waiting to be hand quilted. One top will probably be basted so I can quilt on it in my lap frame, but I'm going to try to quilt the other one in the frame. I'm also trying to get a hand-applique, take-along project ready to go. I just need a few more fat quarters of those Mama's Cottons from CT...
Happy quilting everyone! PQ