Phew! It has been so stinkin’ hot! I’ve gotten outside just a little bit this week- walking early in the morning (around 6 am- but even at dawn it’s already uncomfortably sticky outside), and then later in the day I try to get out and water my garden, but that’s it!  We actually helped my daughter and her husband move into their new apartment on Monday- their new apartment has central air conditioning, which is so nice because their old one had none and they were just miserable. Anyway, it was a very hot day (95 degrees and extremely humid) but we got it all done in one day- and daughter has gotten most of her stuff unpacked already. They are glad to be settling into their newer, bigger, and most importantly- air conditioned- place.

This week, I have been sitting in the studio doodling with my new Tombow markers:



I have also been working on a sample for a workshop I am teaching at a guild next week. The problem is, that even with the air conditioning, having to use the iron is making me sweat! Normally I love a lot of steam when I press- I love seeing just how flat I can get my seams, ha ha. But this week, I have been just using the cool iron, and I figure I’ll go back and press the whole thing all at once when it’s all done.





Connie over at Freemotion by the River made this really cute little table-topper quilt from my Happy Town fabric line– I think it’s so cute and cheerful!

Happy Town fabric Jacquelynne Steves

Connie is also giving away a copy of my ebook, Child’s Play AND a digital pattern of one of my most popular patterns, called Merry-G0-Round. Make sure you stop by Connie’s blog and say Hi! (and of course, enter the giveaway!)

Childs Play book quilting sewing recipes Jacquelynne Steves


merry go round Quilt pattern Jacquelynne steves the noble wife

What are you doing to stay this cool this weekend? (Or, if you’re on the other side of the equator and it’s winter, I guess I should ask, What are you doing to stay warm??)