Jacquelynne Steves

In the studio this week…

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Tomorrow is youngest daughter’s move-in day at her new college! Soooo…. this week, there has been a lot of shopping and washing clothes and packing and organizing and checking lists and crossing things off the list and making last minute phone calls about random stuff and hoping that we didn’t forget anything and of course lots of mixed emotions of excitement & pride & sadness at her leaving…… Not much got done in the studio or in my office. I have a HUGE list of things I want to accomplish in the next month, but when I haven’t been busy helping daughter get ready and have actually found a little time to get some stuff done… I am so distracted at the thought of her leaving that really NOTHING got done this week. I guess next week I will settle back into a routine (which sadly doesn’t include daughter coming home at 3:00 everyday to tell me about her day…)

Also this week- oldest daughter started her brand new job, which is also very exciting! She graduated in 2012 with a teaching degree, and last year she worked for a substitute teacher agency. This year, she has a job as a high school English and Journalism teacher and has her very own classroom! We are excited for her, but honestly I am so happy for the students she will be teaching. She is so passionate about her subject and she is going to be a really excellent teacher!

So, with all that’s been going on, there has been no painting, no sewing, not a lot of cooking…. The only thing I have managed to work on is my wool sampler quilt while watching TV in the evenings- which I have been working on for about 4 years now! I am just limping toward the finish line… someday, someday, it will be done. Actually all of the blocks are done, right now I am working on the borders. If you want to see photos of the quilt in progress, you will have to go all the way back to my old blog! (And of course, since I’ve put 2013 on it- I actually have to finish it this year, right???)

Settler's Pride Maggie Bonanomi wool block of month

Settler's Pride Maggie Bonanomi wool block of month

By the way, this is Settler’s Pride by Maggie Bonanomi, which I started all the way back in 2009. Here are the photos of the blocks from my old blog:

Settler's Pride Maggie Bonanomi wool block of month

Settler's Pride Maggie Bonanomi wool block of month

Settler's Pride Maggie Bonanomi wool block of month

Settler's Pride Maggie Bonanomi wool block of month

Settler's Pride Maggie Bonanomi wool block of month

Settler's Pride Maggie Bonanomi wool block of month

Settler's Pride Maggie Bonanomi wool block of month

I am determined to get it done this year… fingers crossed!!

HaveACreativeDay-PinCushion

8 Comments


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    Tami Chaulk
    Posted August 29, 2013 at 3:23 am | Permalink

    I’m sure it’s going to be beautiful Jacquelynne. Keep pluggin on it! Thanks for sharing.


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      Jacquelynne
      Posted August 30, 2013 at 2:48 pm | Permalink

      Thanks, Tami. Little by little, stitch by stitch :)


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    Lesley
    Posted August 29, 2013 at 8:34 am | Permalink

    Your blocks are fabulous! What a treasure this will be!


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      Jacquelynne
      Posted August 30, 2013 at 2:52 pm | Permalink

      Thank you, Lesley. I really can’t wait to get it done! Not sure where I’m going to put it… I’m sure I will find a place. Maybe hang it on the wall?


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    Sandy W (lattegirl40)
    Posted August 29, 2013 at 1:44 pm | Permalink

    Wow, good for you!! I wouldn’t finish that in 40yrs!! lol But now that its dated I think you have to stay the course and finish before the end of the yr!! lol
    I totally understand how you are feeling. My youngest son will be going off to college soon too! Than the nest is empty, :( My 2 older ones have been out of the house for a few years now, Adam was the last! I know it is what needs to happen and should happen, just hard!! I think I have been keeping overly busy to not think about it, but now it is all becoming very real! God give me strength!! :)


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      Jacquelynne
      Posted August 30, 2013 at 2:54 pm | Permalink

      You know, Sandy, I have been preparing myself for her leaving for about a year now, and it’s still really hard. I just wish that I could stop time…


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    Debbie St.Germain
    Posted August 30, 2013 at 9:55 pm | Permalink

    That is a beautiful design and you are doing a beautiful job on the appliqués.
    For some reason I am not getting mail for the postings so I have missed a lot?
    I am sorry to hear about your grandmother.

    Debbie


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    Teresa Raleigh
    Posted September 2, 2013 at 7:13 pm | Permalink

    Oh what a hard thing it is to send one off to school!!! I was distraught when my son left, but it was the best thing that ever happened to him, and I grew up as much as he did LOL!!! Your wool quilt blocks are gorgeous! I’ve done very little in wools, but I have a nice little collection of wool pieces collecting dust – time to pull them out I think :*)

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