Jacquelynne Steves

In the studio this week…

Are you enjoying the change of seasons? Here in the northern hemisphere, we are welcoming the beginning of fall, while our friends in the southern hemisphere are looking forward to spring! Both of these seasons seem to be perfect for creative inspiration, don’t you think?

Daughter was home and I think she saw something on Pinterest which gave her the idea to make a wool flower wreath for her apartment door. She made a form out of some old coat hangers, and wrapped it with batting scraps (see- those scraps come in handy!) Then she wrapped it with some pretty twine which I had in the cabinet (I bought it years ago, and was glad that it was finally put to good use.) She went through my chest of wool for supplies to make her flowers, she had fun making all different types and shapes of blooms:

Didn’t it come out great?

We will be opening up enrollment for The Art of Home Club soon! We only open it up to new members a few times per year. This is different from the I Love Home Block of the Month, or all of the stuff that I post here on my website. Members have access to a special Club website which has member exclusive projects, patterns, and tutorials. Want to get on the waiting list so you’ll be the first to find out when we open up the Club? Click here. 

Here are some of the projects I’ve been working on for our Club members:

 

A couple of weeks ago we spent the day at Longwood Gardens. They have a really neat fountain show- the gardens and fountains remind me a lot of the gardens in Europe. You can walk down the paths and pretend you are in Paris! We haven’t been there for the fountain show at night time but it looks spectacular. Click here to see a quick video clip of the fountains on the Longwood Gardens website. All of the flowers were in full bloom which I didn’t expect for so late in the summer growing season. And still plenty of bees buzzing around:

There were hints of fall, too. Look at this GINORMOUS pumpkin!

We enjoyed walking through the meadow. Usually, we are there in the summer and it’s so hot in the meadow, but in the fall it’s just lovely. Fields of gold with pops of purple:

We emerged from the meadow to find a trio of musicians playing:

Daughter joined us and it was a wonderful way to start the autumn season!

3 Comments

  • Posted October 16, 2017 at 5:38 am | Permalink

    I have loved hand embroidery since I was 8 years old. I’ve done just about every kind of embroidery there is to do. Love to do it on trips in the car!

  • Kerrie Kean
    Posted October 20, 2017 at 5:30 am | Permalink

    Thanks Jacquelynne for the link to the Longwood gardens. It looked lovely-so nice you are able to visit. I enjoyed my ‘computer visit’ all the way from Australia!
    I love your embroideries and the dresden plate patchwork-it’s so cute with the cup in the middle circle!

    Kerrie

  • Tammy L
    Posted October 20, 2017 at 10:50 pm | Permalink

    I love the wool floral wreath your daughter made. She did a great job.

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