Jacquelynne Steves

Category Archives: Entertaining & Special Events

25 Free Thanksgiving Quilt Patterns & Sewing Projects

The leaves are starting to change, the air is crisp… it’s time to start thinking about Thanksgiving! The holiday comes much sooner for our Canadian friends than for the U.S., but the sentiment is the same. Here are 25 Free Thanksgiving Quilt Patterns and Sewing Projects! You will find some wonderful projects for the season…. Keep reading…

Butterfly Pinwheel Cookies

When I made these cookies for my family, there were “Mmmm’s…” all around the table. Delicate citrus flavoring is just right for warmer months, and these light, yet indulgent cookies are the perfect addition to your next spring get-together, be it a party, picnic, or a ladies only luncheon & tea. They are relatively easy… Keep reading…

Buffalo Chicken Appetizer for Christmas

It seems that whenever we go to a party, there is some version of Buffalo chicken wings or dip on the table. This is a fun version- and it looks totally festive for the holidays! This crescent roll appetizer idea is pretty popular- you can find a lot of different variations at the Pillsbury website,… Keep reading…

Free Printable Thanksgiving Menu and Place Cards

It’s almost time to get your “Gobble” on!! If you are hosting dinner, you may want to use these Free Printable Thanksgiving Menu and Place Cards! The place cards originally appeared in the Fall 2011 issue of my newsletter- if you would like to sign up to receive my newsletter free- full of sewing and… Keep reading…

In the Studio this Week…

Oh my goodness…. so much goodness in my home and studio this week! Our visitors from England are still here, for just a short time longer. My husband’s cousin, her husband, and 6 and 8 year old daughters have been here with us for almost 2 weeks now. We have really enjoyed having little girls… Keep reading…

The Art of Home, Spring 2015, Free Emagazine is here!

It’s April 1, but no April Fool’s here!! The latest issue of The Art of Home has arrived! This was a fun issue to work on, because Spring is my favorite season. And the colors and photos in this are so cheerful, it was nice to “play with” during those very cold winter days we had… Keep reading…

Catching Up Sew Along Day is HERE!!!

Hello!! Here we are!! It’s Catching Up Sew Along Day and I’m so glad you are here!! This is a fun opportunity to get caught up on your Sew Sweet Simplicity Free Block of the Month, and I’m so excited to see how your blocks are coming along! As I post updates, I will add… Keep reading…

Sew Along Day is Tomorrow!

Just a quick reminder that Sew Along Day is tomorrow! Woo hoo! I have been very busy getting ready! Tomorrow, Saturday January 10, join me here on my blog as well as Facebook and Instagram, and be ready to sew! We will be starting at noon EST (that’s New York City time- here is a time zone… Keep reading…

Easy Thanksgiving Decoration Ideas

Thanksgiving will be here in a few weeks (American Thanksgiving, that is- sorry I missed Canadian Thanksgiving!) Usually, I host Thanksgiving at my house, and my mom has Christmas Day. But this year, we decided to trade, just for fun. So even though I won’t be doing much decorating for Thanksgiving, I enjoy looking around… Keep reading…

Easy Bridal Shower Ideas

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 2 whole years since we had my daughter’s bridal shower and were making all of the final wedding preparations! I thought that , since it is that season again, I’d share some easy bridal shower ideas that we came up with. I like it when you can do… Keep reading…