Jacquelynne Steves

Category Archives: Winter

Caramel Chocolate Dipped Pears

This is one of my top “pinned” recipes on Pinterest! It first appeared in one my newsletters a couple of years ago- if you’d like to sign up to get more FREE recipes, craft and sewing projects, and more, click here. Caramel Chocolate Dipped Pears are beautiful, elegant, and delicious… And… they’re pretty easy to… Keep reading…

Christmas Countdown- It’s time to start sewing!

It’s August 25- that means it is 4 months until Christmas. I think it is reasonable to start talking about Christmas projects now, right? I have asked some of my friends to share some of their Christmas sewing projects with us. I think you will enjoy these! First, Jenny of Elefantz shares her Vintage Bunting tutorial. This… Keep reading…

Pink Quilt Block Pattern

A few months ago, some of us got together to make blocks for a quilt to give to a friend battling breast cancer. Of course, all of the blocks had to be pink :)  Today I am sharing my pink quilt block pattern.Not only is it a nice block for a special “get well soon”… Keep reading…

The Art of Home Winter 2015 Issue is Here!

Did you get your free Winter 2015 issue of The Art of Home Companion emagazine? No???? Oh my- you will want to get your link! It has lovely projects like this: And recipes like this: PLUS, the issue has some other fun goodies! To sign up to make sure you don’t miss a thing, just… Keep reading…

How to Choose Quilt Fabrics- Winter Blues

For me, the funnest (is that a word??) part of making a project is choosing the palette and fabrics. I love playing with them to see how they work together, adding fabrics in, and taking them out, until I find just the right balance. Sometimes it comes together really quickly, and other times it takes… Keep reading…

Slow Cooker Chicken Provencal Recipe

I am getting ready for the Catching Up Sew Along Day, which will be this Saturday: It’s going to be fun, but it’s also going to be a busy day! We will be sewing along, catching up on our Sew Sweet Simplicity Block of the Month projects, posting photos of our progress, giving away awesome… Keep reading…

Free Christmas Emagazine Issue and Giveaways Galore!!

Happy December 1! Can you believe it?? A few weeks ago, my husband said to me, “You know, you haven’t done an emagazine issue in a while. You should do one.” And so I said, “Of course! You’re right! Let me jump right on that!!!!” And so I did…. I am working on a Christmas… Keep reading…

Quilt Guild Speaker and Birthday Celebrations!

This week I visited the ladies of the Colonial Quilters Guild in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. What a great time I had! All of the ladies were so nice and interested in what I had to share! I talked about how I design fabric, quilts, and other creative stuff. They also loved shopping (who doesn’t??) I brought… Keep reading…

Linzer French Toast for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is coming up… And we will be bombarded with commercials for flowers and jewelry… And while advertisers may try to make us see fancy gifts as required gestures of romantic love and devotion, I have much simpler tastes. I prefer a beautiful card, maybe a nice dinner out (or, more likely, dinner “in”,… Keep reading…

Warm Up! Mexican Hot Chocolate Recipe

  It’s been soooo cold here- I think I heard that we’ve had just 1 day above freezing for the entire month of January??? Something like that. Even with the heat turned up, and my slippers and sweaters on, I just can’t seem to get warm! So I’ve been drinking lots of tea. And when… Keep reading…