Summer is just a-flyin’ by, isn’t it? (For our friends in the southern hemisphere, I’m sure you are happy to be approaching winter’s end…)  Next week, we will be spending some time at the beach with the kids before they go back to college (older daughter is in grad school, younger daughter will be a senior undergrad this year.) Here is a little bit of what’s been going on in the studio….

I’m working on a fall project, which you will see very soon here on my blog (end of August…)



I’m trying to do more art… so hard to find time… here are a couple things I’ve done over the past month or so. I’ve posted them over on my Instagram account:

_PrayOnArt-JacquelynneSteves_ _SailboatArt-JacquelynneSteves_


And I LOVE hearing from you guys on Facebook! Julie H. posted this to my page: “I so enjoy your blog posts that are delivered to my email inbox! I am currently working on your Flip Floppin’ quilt to use in a raffle. Any money raised is going to a missionary friend of ours who has a school for children living in the slums of Kampala, Uganda. None of the children have shoes so any and all funds raised will go directly to buying simple shoes for those kids. What better pattern than Flip Floppin’? Love it!”  Isn’t that a FABULOUS idea??? Here is the information about the Flip Flop block.


Alfie continues to “help” in the studio. Here, he has decided to sit on the table behind the sofa- I guess he thinks he’s a cat!


When I give him a bone to chew on, he likes to hide it, and then retrieve it and hide it again, in several different places. Here he is in a big basket of ribbon I have in my sewing room. He really likes to hide it in there, and then root around to find it again:


You know how you go shopping for “just one thing” and you end up with a cart full? That’s what happened when I went shopping for ribbon online- I just needed one thing, but the more I bought, the more I “saved” on shipping… so I ended up with a huge box of cute dotted ribbon and tiny miniature pom pom fringe in about 7 different colors…


This is another project that I’ve been trying to “fit” in- I think I need to just spend a few days and finish it!


Are you following along with the Aurifil Designer of the Month block series? Every month, a different designer shares a free pattern for a 12″ block, with the theme of Blue and White. My month was back in June, you can click here to read my interview and get my TWO block patterns (I did a “bonus” pattern). This month’s designer is Wendy Sheppard and this is her block (and you can also get her BONUS applique pattern)- click here.