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Blog entry by Jayjaylove posted 02-09-2009 09:14 PM 1214 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi! I was looking forward to spending more time crafting this year, but we were hit with a suffocating economy and our daughter’s medical costs. We had to relocate for various reasons, housing costs, job availability, health coverage, general survival and happiness…However, we had to give up a few things: Like the shop! And studio space! But, there are more important things in life and they all call me Mom.

I did finish my bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing and my last class was a really relaxed 3-D design class which I had a lot of fun and got to work the wood everyday! I made several sculptures, all non-functioning art pieces (a requirement), which I will have to post at some point.

So now we’re in a more manageable place in life and starting to put things back in order…My husband (Oh yeah, we got married!) found work and I am doing the home-maker thing. Our dear little baby is better off at home than in daycare. I am tackling my writing career from home and going back to school so that I can eventually provide enough for my husband to pursue full-time woodworking. I will also never give up making things.

While this move has been a set-back, we are optimistic…Hey, it’s life!! And I hope to be posting more projects soon!

I also won a T-shirt for voting in the recent Lumber Jocks contests! Sweet! It’s nice to get something unexpected…Lots of great entries…Congrats to all the winners!

-- crafty ladies love wood too!

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#1 posted 02-09-2009 11:25 PM

Congrats on the tee shirt and oh yea getting married,lol guess getting married should have been first. Keep your faith and things will fall in place soon, hope too see some projects soon.

-- JohnShackleford,North Carolina

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#2 posted 02-10-2009 12:10 AM

keep up your optimism, that’s that counts!

-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright

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#3 posted 02-10-2009 01:13 AM

Congrats and I hope things work out for you guys. A lot of people are getting a rough ride these days, that is for sure.

I can’t think of anything better than laying down at night and waking up next to my wife. That is the best thing in life to me and I hope that this is the joy you two share.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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