Jacquelynne Steves

Sew Along Day is Here!!

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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 Maggie’s First Dance 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 to the TOP of this post- so if you are just joining us, scroll down to the bottom where it says “Introduction.” Remember, I’ll be posting every hour, so remember to refresh your page!

PLEASE NOTE– due to the amount of activity going on during this Sew Along Day, I will not be able to answer your individual questions regarding the technical aspects of the pattern (i.e.- can’t find pattern, didn’t receive pattern, can’t print, etc.) If you are having a technical question, please email me here rather than commenting on this post, and I will answer it asap after the Sew Along. THANKS!!

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Wrapping Up!

And the winner of our final giveaway for today (Craftsy class) was Sally Dixon via blog.  Congratulations!

This concludes our Sew Along! I hope you had a lot of fun and got a lot of sewing accomplished. Of course, you can feel free to continue sewing and posting about your progress!

If you’ve been sewing for a few hours, you probably need to get up and stretch a bit. Dance Break!!! Enjoy!!

Thanks for Sewing Along with us! Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Now, I think I’m going to go rest up a bit and grab some dinner!!!
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Hour 4 (3- 4 pm, EST New York City time)

The winner of the Aurifil thread was Carol N. via Facebook . Congratulations!

Wow! Can you believe it! We’re almost done. The prize for today’s final giveaway is a free class of your choice from Craftsy!

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To enter the giveaway, answer this question in the comments below:

If you could have any super power, what would it be?

(Please comment by 50 minutes after the hour- I will be drawing the winner at 55 minutes after the hour.)

I would love to be able to clone myself- wouldn’t that be the best?? To be able to be in more than one place at the same time? I’d love that.

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If I had clones, I could:

  • Walk Alfie
  • Hang out with the family & watch movies & play games
  • Write all of my patterns
  • Answer all of my emails
  • Work on 5 (or 10 or 50!!!!!) sewing projects
  • AND have time to make a home cooked dinner

(You’ll notice that cleaning the house is on the list…. because honestly…. even with 100 clones- who has time for that???)

Remember to comment by 10 minutes before the hour!!!

(If you haven’t gotten your free pillowcase pattern yet, click here.)
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Hour 3 (2- 3 pm, EST New York City time)

The winner of the gift certificate was: Mary Jane E via Facebook.  Congratulations!

The prize for this hour’s giveaway is a gorgeous designer box of Aurifil thread:

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To enter the giveaway, answer this question in the comments below:

Where are you and what’s the weather like where you are today?

I am in southwestern New Jersey on the northeast coast of the United States. Today it is a beautiful day, about 80 degrees F (27 C), a little breezy… perfect! So, most people are surprised when I tell them that I live in a rural area… farms, in NJ, they think?? Isn’t that home of Jersey Shore and the Real Housewives of New Jersey??? Honestly, the real REAL Housewives of New Jersey look more like this:

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than this (I mean… SERIOUSLY?? Who came up with this????):

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I have a real life rodeo practically in my backyard- really!!!

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This is MY New Jersey!!

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Anyway- Don’t forget to comment to win and refresh your page for the next hours’ giveaway!! (If you haven’t gotten your free pillowcase pattern yet, click here.)
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Hour 2 (1- 2 pm, EST New York City time)

The winner of the tool and pattern was: Deborah Evans via Blog. Congratulations!

The prize for this hour’s giveaway is a $25 gift certificate for the Fat Quarter Shop!

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To enter the giveaway, answer this question in the comments below:

What did you have for breakfast today?

Today I had an apple with almond butter, and a mug of warm almond milk with a little honey and cinnamon! Seems very “autumnal,” don’t you think??

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I know we’re just talking breakfast…. but I’m already thinking about dinner, LOL!! Remember the other day I posted all of those yummy crock pot recipes? Well, guess what… I’m cheating! I’ve been hard at work all day, so hubby is going to have to take me out to dinner tonight! (He doesn’t know it yet!!) Now I just have to decide what I’m in the mood for- Italian? Mexican? Chinese? Burgers??

Don’t forget to comment for your chance to win, and refresh your page next hour! (If you haven’t gotten your free pillowcase pattern yet, click here.)

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Hour 1 (noon- 1 pm, EST New York City time)

Ok, here we go!

The giveaway for this hour is a Clearly Perfect Angles Tool plus a Fall’s Finery quilt pattern! This great prize is provided by New Leaf Stitches.

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For your first chance to enter the giveaway, answer this question in the comments below:

What are you working on today? 

Today I am working on another pillowcase for the American Patchwork and Quilting Million Pillowcases Challenge! As promised, I am providing you a pattern to make one like this. You can use any of the Maggie’s First Dance applique patterns to make this!

Click here for the PDF pattern.

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OK everyone- let’s go sew!! Don’t forget to comment to be entered for the prize! And don’t forget to refresh your page an hour from now for the next post!

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Introduction

We will be starting at Noon Eastern time (time zone converter Here).  You can participate here on my blog, and also on  Facebook. Before we get started, I will explain how this will work.

There will be giveaways every hour. I will post updates here at the top of each hour.

Comments (here on the blog and on Facebook) will receive 1 entry, photos (which can only be posted on Facebook, not here on the blog) will receive 2 entries, and videos (Facebook) will each receive 5 entries!! Your entries are cumulative, meaning that once your entry is put into the drawing, it will remain there for all of the hourly giveaways (unless I draw your name for a prize, then it will not go back into the drawing.) All prizes will be awarded by random drawing. Giveaways are open to U.S. and international winners. You can enter each hour.

You can participate on one or both of the platforms (for example, you can comment here on the blog, as well as post your photos/videos on Facebook for another entry.)

If you are going to participate here on my blog, all you have to do is follow along and comment when prompted. This is important- remember to refresh the page frequently so you get the latest updates! (To refresh the page, just click that little circle-arrow-thingy in the address bar of your browser.) AND- be sure you are not a no-reply blogger. If I draw your name, but your email is not immediately available either in your profile or your comment, I will draw another name.

To participate on Facebook, follow along on my Facebook page and comment on my posts when prompted. You can also post your photos and/or videos directly to my page (once again, photos will get 2 giveaway entries, and videos get 5). Refresh the page frequently to be sure you don’t miss any updates.

OK! We will be starting very shortly!! Remember to refresh your page!!!!


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188 Comments

  • Shannon G
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 11:43 am | Permalink

    Excited to be here! Thank you, Jacquelynne for providing a Day of Sewing event!

  • Joan
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 11:43 am | Permalink

    What fun! Having been focused on another project I am ready to get back to business on Maggie’s First Dance!

  • Linda Losinski
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 11:59 am | Permalink

    REady to start!

  • Sulyn Jones
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 12:02 pm | Permalink

    I’m going to be woring on block 4. I’ve been so busy lately I haven’t been able to do any sewing. This is a great way to get me going

  • Judy1522
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 12:03 pm | Permalink

    I am working on the 4th block of Maggie’s First Dance

  • Deborah Evans
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 12:03 pm | Permalink

    This is my first visit to one of your Sew Along events. I am excited and am going to try to work on Maggie’s First Dance.

  • Carolyne Schroth
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 12:04 pm | Permalink

    Good to be here.

  • Sharon
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 12:04 pm | Permalink

    I am new to this sew along process. Hopefully I have everything right so that I can see comments and such! Really excited to participate.

  • Martha
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 12:05 pm | Permalink

    Excited to be following. I am way behind. I just got all my instructions and patterns printed. Have been busy making things for great grandsons first day at pre k. Now I can start doing other things. Going to start cutting my blocks.

  • Keri Lyn
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 12:05 pm | Permalink

    I’m working a project for Sulky teacher certification and hoping to finish a quilt binding on a Quilt of Valor for my nephew.

  • Joyce
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 12:06 pm | Permalink

    My first sew along. Got chicken going in the crockpot and I’m ready to go.

  • Sally Dixon
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 12:06 pm | Permalink

    I’m doing embroidery on The Splendid Sampler.

  • Sharon
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 12:09 pm | Permalink

    I am working on the sewing part of the applique on blocks 2 and 3 and 4 if I get that far. I have everything cut out and iron — just need to do the sewing part.

  • Carolyne Schroth
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 12:09 pm | Permalink

    Unable to sew due to broken right shoulder recovery. looking at the patterns and picking fabric to use when I am able to sew again.

    • Joan
      Posted September 17, 2016 at 1:40 pm | Permalink

      Certainly hope you recover quickly and are able to get back to sewing!

  • Jackie gaudet
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 12:10 pm | Permalink

    I have my 4 blocks done for Maggie’s first dance and looking around sewing room to see what’s next, I think I will pull out some material to work on a quilt for my mother’s Christmas gift wish me luck on finding everything I need?.

  • Joyce
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 12:10 pm | Permalink

    Plan to work on 4th Maggie’s First Dance block. Haven’t even cut it out yet.

  • Monique Carroll
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 12:11 pm | Permalink

    so excited to see whats happening !

  • Tina
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 12:13 pm | Permalink

    I am working on Block 4 of Maggie’s first dance. Looking forward to some fun today.

  • Katherine Dell (KMTrott - Both Sides of The Pond)
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 12:14 pm | Permalink

    ~~~waving from Nova Scotia~~~ I’ll be working on Block 4 (my embroidery version) and all 4 applique centers with the intention of turning them into a double sided valance for my sewing room. Looking forward to seeing what everyone else is doing :)

    • MJ Amirault
      Posted September 17, 2016 at 12:15 pm | Permalink

      Hey Katherine I am from Kentville, NS

      • Katherine Dell (KMTrott - Both Sides of The Pond)
        Posted September 17, 2016 at 1:39 pm | Permalink

        Cool MJ :)

    • Sharon
      Posted September 17, 2016 at 12:16 pm | Permalink

      What a great idea — the valance!

    • Martha
      Posted September 17, 2016 at 12:56 pm | Permalink

      Hi Katherine, Richmond, TX. here.

  • MJ Amirault
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 12:14 pm | Permalink

    I am working group on block 2 of Maggie’s first dance. It is a slow process for me but I am enjoying the challenge.

  • Martha
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 12:18 pm | Permalink

    I am cutting out my center block to applique.

  • Cindy Tomooka
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 12:20 pm | Permalink

    Working on Block #4 and also piecing another quilt I am working on!

  • Joanna
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 12:21 pm | Permalink

    I’m quilting an autumn wall hanging that I made late last year. I want it finished so I can use it this year.

  • Donna
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 12:23 pm | Permalink

    My first sew along, this is helping me get the king size quilt basted.

  • Tamara
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 12:24 pm | Permalink

    Since I am up to date on Maggie’s First Dance (love it!) I have begun to quilt my Ginny Byers quilt I have had sandwiched for a few months. I have been nervous about how to quilt it but I figure if I don’t start somewhere I’ll never get to enjoy it on my bed this winter. Cheers from Ottawa, Canada

  • Rebecca White
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 12:25 pm | Permalink

    going to work on #4 after I get these two aprons done. Using cathederal window for the bibs.

    • Sharon
      Posted September 17, 2016 at 12:31 pm | Permalink

      would love to see a picture of the cathederal window apron! Sounds beautiful!

  • Robin
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 12:25 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for doing this! I plan on making Halloween pillowcases for the 5 grandkids – when I get caught up on my Maggie blocks of course!!!

    • Joan
      Posted September 17, 2016 at 12:37 pm | Permalink

      oooh, what a fun idea!

  • Anita Goodwin
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 12:28 pm | Permalink

    I am now sewing my 4th pillow case to donate to the childrens hospital.

  • Sharon
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 12:31 pm | Permalink

    Splendid Sampler blocks

  • Chris
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 12:35 pm | Permalink

    I’m working on a quilt my church group is making for newly-arrived immigrant children at a nearby school.

  • Barbara
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 12:45 pm | Permalink

    I Will focus on the pillow case today. I can get it done in one sitting and will feel better for having completed a goal.

  • Laura
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 12:58 pm | Permalink

    I am working on pouches for gifts and block 4 of your quiltalong.

  • Debra
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 1:02 pm | Permalink

    I am going to start the block of the month. I have saved the patterns but haven’t had time until now.

  • Debra
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 1:02 pm | Permalink

    I had pancakes for breakfast.

  • Barbara
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 1:03 pm | Permalink

    Breakfast: Toast with peanut butter and honey. Energy for a long walk and a day of sewing!

    • Joyce
      Posted September 17, 2016 at 3:38 pm | Permalink

      This is my favorite breakfast.

  • Joyce
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 1:04 pm | Permalink

    I had a slice of raisin toast and a cup of coffee for breakfast.

  • Sulyn Jones
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 1:05 pm | Permalink

    I had coffee for breakfast, but I am making the crock pot taco soup for dinner

  • Judy1522
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 1:06 pm | Permalink

    I had a boiled egg and leftover roasted potatoes from a previous meal plus coffee.

  • Joan
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 1:06 pm | Permalink

    I had a bowl of oatmeal with raisins mixed in and a cup of coffee. You just reminded me, I better go get something out of the freezer for dinner! Don’t think I can talk hubby into dinner out tonight, lol.

  • Trudy
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 1:06 pm | Permalink

    Cleaning my sewing room & finding treasures I forgot I had ?

    • Barbara
      Posted September 17, 2016 at 2:30 pm | Permalink

      That gets a big thumbs up…

  • Cindy Tomooka
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 1:08 pm | Permalink

    Was up early today to take my son to the airport. He’s off for his second year at college. Had coffee and half of a nutella raisin scone for breakfast. Yum.

  • MJ Amirault
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 1:11 pm | Permalink

    Yogurt and tea. Wanted to get right to sewing!!

  • Laura
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 1:11 pm | Permalink

    I had fresh blueberries, yoghurt and a some meusli with added nuts. My favorite way to start the day.

  • Edwina ulmer
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 1:13 pm | Permalink

    Breakfast was a zucchini muffin made by my 86 yr old mother & coffee on the way to the ballpark for my granddaughters game.

  • Anonymous
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 1:13 pm | Permalink

    Oops my daddy called I missed the first prize opportunity ! I had a tea chai latte and freshly squeezed orange juice I didn’t eat anything yet.

    • Monica Kostak
      Posted September 17, 2016 at 2:12 pm | Permalink

      Red Oak, Texas– in my craft room. It’s hot outside but cool inside ?

  • Monica Kostak
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 1:15 pm | Permalink

    Oops my daddy called I missed the first prize opportunity ! I had a tea chai latte and freshly squeezed orange juice I didn’t eat anything yet.

  • Martha
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 1:17 pm | Permalink

    I fixed scrambled eggs for me and hubby this morning and I have leftover goulash for dinner.

  • Maggiie White
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 1:17 pm | Permalink

    Not a Breakfast type! Working on pillow cases for 1 Million!

  • Laura Reed
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 1:18 pm | Permalink

    I’ll be cutting out fabric and hopefully sewing a bit on my first appliqué quilt, Maggie’s First Dance. I’ve found the Hometown Girl fabric at Northern Threads in Alaska, and at GRS Fabrics and Fat Quarter Shop in Texas. FUN!

  • Joan
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 1:21 pm | Permalink

    Congratulations Deborah Evans on your Giveaway prize win!

  • Laura Reed
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 1:22 pm | Permalink

    Had some coffee and Raisen Bran with lots planning what I’ll be doing today.

  • Shirley Hayes
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 1:25 pm | Permalink

    I had hash browns and pancake which my husband fixed.

  • Theresa
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 1:26 pm | Permalink

    Just coffee. I know I should do better but…..lol

  • Deborah Evans
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 1:26 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for drawing my name for the first prize. I am excited and looking forward to hearing from you.

    I had oatmeal with craisins, brown sugar and butter for breakfast.

    • Katherine Dell (KMTrott - Both Sides of The Pond)
      Posted September 17, 2016 at 1:42 pm | Permalink

      Congrats on the Hour 1 win :)

  • mindi
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 1:26 pm | Permalink

    Too busy for breakfast! I’ve got 3 projects to work on today. :) This sew along is a great idea! And, thanks to you and your sponsors for the chance to win so many great prizes.

  • mindi
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 1:27 pm | Permalink

    Congrats Deborah!

    • Deborah Evans
      Posted September 17, 2016 at 3:08 pm | Permalink

      Thank you mindi!

  • Diana Foree
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 1:27 pm | Permalink

    I had watermelon, crispy english muffin and hot cup of salted caramel tea. Yum!

  • Pauline Dvorak
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 1:28 pm | Permalink

    working on pillowcases

  • Barbara Heimowitz
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 1:31 pm | Permalink

    This is fun! I’m working on seatbelt cushions for kids battling cancer. They take the pressure off the port so riding in the car is more comfortable.

    • Joan
      Posted September 17, 2016 at 1:36 pm | Permalink

      What a wonderful thing for you to do

  • Annette Guilfoyle
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 1:32 pm | Permalink

    I had a cup of coffee and a piece of homemade blueberry coffee cake.

  • Sharon
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 1:33 pm | Permalink

    I have a variation idea for my quilt. I am using applique method for the quilt blocks. I thought for the blank blocks as I call them, I would embrodiery the flowers in the middle of those blocks. My only problem is that I only have 4 motifs to work with and 5 “blank” blocks. I thought maybe I could come up with something for the 5th embroidery. Do you think the quilt would be too busy??

  • Helen
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 1:36 pm | Permalink

    l slept in this morning, and had leftovers- a slice of cake,rice, chicken cutlet and salad for my breakfast/lunch.

  • Barbara Heimowitz
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 1:36 pm | Permalink

    For breakfast I had a quick breakfast! A hard boiled egg and apple from our tree. No time to cook, but time to sew!

  • Trudy
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 1:36 pm | Permalink

    Had a shake for breakfast ?

  • Sharon
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 1:37 pm | Permalink

    Yogurt and fresh fruit with homemade granola.

  • debbie kelly
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 1:38 pm | Permalink

    I think i will applique also I love that idea Been raining here so im joining in

  • Katherine Dell (KMTrott - Both Sides of The Pond)
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 1:40 pm | Permalink

    I had Raisin Toast, Fruit on the Bottom Cherry Yogurt and tea for breakfast :)

  • Joanna
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 1:44 pm | Permalink

    I had a smoothie made with a banana, grape juice, kefir and protein powder. Delish. And, lots of coffee.

  • carol n
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 1:44 pm | Permalink

    COFFEE! for breakfast, cereal and a banana!

  • Dianna Lynn
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 1:47 pm | Permalink

    I had a slice of zucchini bread and a cup of coffee.

  • Debbie
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 1:49 pm | Permalink

    Homemade blueberry scone with pumpkin spice coffee.

  • Lori M.
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 2:00 pm | Permalink

    Hi I am happy to be here. Liking the sew day. Getting ready to work up the appliques for the quilt …..Thanks for having a day just for this quilt….

  • Laura
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 2:02 pm | Permalink

    it is pouring rain on beautiful Vancouver Island BC Canada.

  • Devetta Senters
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 2:02 pm | Permalink

    I had scrambled eggs and home fries with coffee of course

  • Devetta Senters
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 2:03 pm | Permalink

    I am in Holland MI and is was raining but now the sun is out warm beautiful day

  • Donna
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 2:04 pm | Permalink

    So happy that I was able to join two sections for a king size quilt using a quilt as you go method of joining blocks.
    We enjoyed toast with a garden tomato, green pepper and mushroom frittata for breakfast. We used a French press and had a locally roasted house classic espresso coffee as well.

  • Deborah Evans
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 2:04 pm | Permalink

    Nashville, TN and it is raining off and on here.

  • Sharon D
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 2:04 pm | Permalink

    I’m in the Northwest corner of Alabama in a very rural area — about 50 miles from Tupelo Mississippi. I love it here. We have 30 acres and love the rural way of life. It is kinda of cloudy and overcast — looks like it may rain any moment.

  • Joyce
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 2:05 pm | Permalink

    I live in the southwest in Tucson, Arizona. It is 90 degrees here today, just beautiful. My heirloom roses are blooming and I still have lots of herbs left in my garden.

  • Judy1522
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 2:07 pm | Permalink

    I am in Oregon just ioutside of Portland and it is raining. That is fine with me as we haven’t had much rain this summer so we need it. I am really enjoying this sew along day thanks for having it.

  • Lori M.
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 2:08 pm | Permalink

    I live in Bozeman, MT and it is Sunny but Overcast…

  • Sulyn Jones
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 2:08 pm | Permalink

    I live in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and it is a pleasant 68 degrees and partly cloudy – a beautiful fall day.

    • Chris
      Posted September 17, 2016 at 4:46 pm | Permalink

      Hi from another Sioux Falls quilter!

  • Trudy
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 2:09 pm | Permalink

    cloudy & windy in Ohio today

  • Theresa
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 2:11 pm | Permalink

    I’m in Colorado and the weather is sunny and is in the mid 60’s. It’s suppose to get to 80’s but we’ll see. :) Your part of New Jersey is beautiful.

  • Sally Dixon
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 2:12 pm | Permalink

    I’m in the NC mountains with my husband at a conference. Cloudy but the temperatures are wonderful.

  • Joanna
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 2:12 pm | Permalink

    I think your New Jersey looks beautiful. I live in southeastern Massachusetts. If I drive a few minutes down the road I’m in Rhode Island. The weather here today is lovely, too. I’m loving the cooler days.

  • mindi
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 2:13 pm | Permalink

    Congrats Mary Jane E! Have fun shopping! oooh! A gorgeous designer box of Aurifil thread….Another great prize! I’m in Washington, and….surprise! it’s raining…well….drizzling at the moment. Gray day, bright thread! :)

  • Monica Kostak
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 2:13 pm | Permalink

    Red Oak Texas and sunny outside

  • Susan Spiers
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 2:13 pm | Permalink

    Sunny & Hot in south Mississippi!

  • Carol
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 2:14 pm | Permalink

    I am at Parkersburg WV. It is a cloudy day with a 50 percent chance of rain. We need rain; the ground is very cracked and everything is so dry. Fall is so close!

  • Sharon
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 2:14 pm | Permalink

    In Houston TX heat. Thank heavens for AC and inside projects!

    • Martha
      Posted September 17, 2016 at 2:18 pm | Permalink

      I love my sewing room and my AC. I’m not far from you, Sharon. I’m ready for some cooler weather.

      • Martha
        Posted September 17, 2016 at 2:21 pm | Permalink

        My reply did’t go through so here it goes again. I’m in Richmond, TX and it is in the low 90’s and it is very humid.

  • Martha
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 2:15 pm | Permalink

    It is hot(low 90’s) and muggy here in Richmond, Texas.

  • Pattie
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 2:16 pm | Permalink

    We are camping this weekend in Mystic, CT. I can’t wait for your new book to come out. It sounds ideal for embroidery, coloring, and sewing.

  • MJ Amirault
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 2:17 pm | Permalink

    Kentville, Nova Scotia in the lovely Annapolis Valley. Apple harvest is starting, and a rather newer type of farming for this are is growing grapes, we have had many wineries open in the past decade. Lots of local award winning wines to sip on when the sewing is finished!! 16 C today, a beautiful fall day.

  • Keri Lyn
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 2:17 pm | Permalink

    In Arizona, near the Sedona Red Rocks. It’s starting to feel like fall here with cool morning temps and clear sunny days.

  • Sue Brandenburg
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 2:18 pm | Permalink

    I finally figured it out. Wow! I’m not the brightest light in the (light) box today.
    I am in Mound City, SD and the weather today is fabulous. Blue skies, slight breeze and just enough natural light for embroidering.

  • Sue Brandenburg
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 2:20 pm | Permalink

    And just in case I’m still in the running…I had one egg, ham and toast for breakfast today.

  • Diana Foree
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 2:22 pm | Permalink

    Grants Pass, Oregon and the weather is slightly overcast. Hoping a little bit a rainfall to dampen the dry grasses and water the trees.

  • Maggiie White
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 2:28 pm | Permalink

    Tigard, Oregon. (South of Portland) It’s raining, YEAH!!!! It’s been very warm for this Oregonian and not good for the yard (-;

    • Joan
      Posted September 17, 2016 at 2:55 pm | Permalink

      Waving to you Maggiie, I am close by in McMinnville.

  • Shannon G
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 2:28 pm | Permalink

    I made a big batch of Chorizo & Egg Burritos for our Clan of Five!

  • Anita Goodwin
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 2:29 pm | Permalink

    I am Oregon on the Umpqua River and it is a cool fall day. Went Canoeing early this Am. Now back to Stitchin those pillow cases.

  • Clara
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 2:29 pm | Permalink

    Better late than never. Finally found my way here. I am in North Central Florida and the weather is sunny and warm. May change at any given moment.

  • Penny Weese
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 2:32 pm | Permalink

    Michigan and it’s raining!,, love it

  • Shirley Hayes
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 2:33 pm | Permalink

    Western slope of Colorado and we are having a beautiful day! Sunshine and 80’s.

  • Barbara
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 2:33 pm | Permalink

    Central California, east and north of San Francisco. Rice fields, orchards and grassland near my home.

  • Kaye M
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 2:38 pm | Permalink

    I live on a small farm in South Central Nebraska. The weather is great today. It’s 76 degrees and sunny and no wind.

  • Cheryl Lea
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 2:41 pm | Permalink

    I’m in Hoschton, Georgia, which is just on the edge of the north Georgia mountains, and next door to Braselton (the town that Kim Basinger bought in 1989, and subsequently practically gave away in 1993). It’s a nice, cool day outside, but I’m inside purging my papercraft supplies to make more room for quilting!!!

  • kathy pfaltzgraff
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 2:47 pm | Permalink

    Far northeastern Colo is home, we’re the flat apart of the state and warm but quite windy. Typical weather and it’s time to start planting the hard red and white winter wheat (it takes longer to mature than most quilts)and so the men are busy outside. I’m working on a monogram for a drawstring pack pack for a gd birthday. Kathy in NE colo

  • Chris
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 2:48 pm | Permalink

    It’s a beautiful day in South Dakota! New Jersey looks like it could be South Dakota. Sioux Falls is in the prairie side of the state, not the mountain side–think Mount Rushmore there but fields of corn and soybeans here. I love being a prairie gal.

  • Roxanna Owen--QuiddityRox
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 2:48 pm | Permalink

    Watching Penn State vs Temple football in my living room near Valley Forge. Working on the hand stitching on 3 Splendid Sampler blocks.

  • Donna
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 2:50 pm | Permalink

    Saskatchewan, Canada, is a gorgeous 24 C.

  • Shannon G
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 2:53 pm | Permalink

    Greetings! I’m in northwestern Connecticut today and it is beautiful out; slightly breezy, sunny with a few scattered clouds, and warm almost 80. We sure could use the rain, everything is thirsty!

  • Tammy Vaughn
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 2:54 pm | Permalink

    I love your coffee mug. I had a Chihuahua dog that passed away just last week. He died in my arms. I am still grieving for him. I had made him a special quilt about a year ago so when he passed I wrapped him in his favorite Blackie. God rest his precious soul. There will never be another one like him.

    • Joan
      Posted September 17, 2016 at 3:15 pm | Permalink

      Oh Tammy, I am so sorry. I have tears in my eyes as I lost my sweet Maggie about 6 months ago and it is hard so my thoughts are with you. Hugs.

  • Helen
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 2:56 pm | Permalink

    l live in southwestern Ontario, Canada. Perfect day for sewing-windy,cloudy, and raining.

  • Karen
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 2:57 pm | Permalink

    I am in Michigan it started out rainy and now is sunny.

  • Barbara Heimowitz
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 2:58 pm | Permalink

    I’m in California where it’s in the 70’snear San Francisco.

  • Carol
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 3:04 pm | Permalink

    Super Power. I think of health and would love the power to give the gift of health to everyone. That would be Power!

  • Jackie gaudet
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 3:05 pm | Permalink

    I am in St.George New Brunswick Canada. It is a beautiful day, sunny and a high of 23C, who could ask for more.

  • Sue Brandenburg
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 3:05 pm | Permalink

    If I could have any super power I think I would like to ……..read minds.
    Oh and of course world peace. Lol

  • Sharon D
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 3:06 pm | Permalink

    not sure if this qualifies as a super power. But if I had a wish, i would rid this world of cancer. So many people are sick and so many families are affected by that awful disease.

  • Judy1522
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 3:07 pm | Permalink

    If I could have a super power Iit would be flying. I would love to see all the views from way up high plus I could get places so much faster by avoiding all the traffic.

  • Karen
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 3:07 pm | Permalink

    I would like to say no more often to others, every time my week looks like I have time to do something I want I say yes to someone ,to do there project.

  • Helen
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 3:10 pm | Permalink

    That’s a difficult choice. To be able to immediately transport yourself to a new place by just thinking about it.

  • Laura
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 3:11 pm | Permalink

    Super power? Ability to allow people to “feel better”. I often interact with people who just need cheering up and I’d really like to be successful every time.

  • Deborah Evans
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 3:11 pm | Permalink

    I would love to have a super power of speed and energy!That way I could get all the cutting done quickly and move on to other aspects of sewing!

  • Sulyn Jones
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 3:12 pm | Permalink

    My power would be to make people feel peaceful and calm when they are around me

  • Sally Dixon
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 3:13 pm | Permalink

    My super power would be to fly. I would love to see all the beautiful scenery of this earth.

  • Susan Spiers
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 3:13 pm | Permalink

    I would like to be able to change myself into a fly, and be the “fly on the wall” who see and hears all!

  • Devetta Senters
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 3:14 pm | Permalink

    I would have to power to become invisible.

  • Joyce
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 3:15 pm | Permalink

    if I could have. Superpower I’d like to be able to know what others are feeling. An empath! There are so many misunderstandings when we think we know what someone is feeling and were way off.

  • Martha
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 3:16 pm | Permalink

    I’m with you Jacquelynne. I need clones badly. Have so much to do and so many projects. Would have more time to do everything with clones.

  • Edwina ulmer
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 3:17 pm | Permalink

    My super power would be to extend any day or shorten any day. Shorten all my work days & lengthen all my days off so I could see more.

  • Anita Goodwin
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 3:17 pm | Permalink

    I would like the super power to find a cure for diabetes. My dear son developed insulin dependent diabetes at age 8. I am grateful that Insulin was developed but it is not a cure and is difficult to balance diet, activity and insulin, insulin has caused life treatening seizure for my son and it is a constant concern. there is much illness in the world and I wish wellness for everyone.

  • Cheryl Lea
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 3:18 pm | Permalink

    If I could choose a super power, it would be the power to stop time. There never seems to be enough time to do everything I need or want to do. I mean, how cool would it be to be able to say, “Dinner will be ready in 30 minutes,” then piece an entire quilt top before you even get started on that dinner!

  • Joan
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 3:19 pm | Permalink

    The power to slow the world down and to help people remember what is really important in life.

  • Joan
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 3:22 pm | Permalink

    Congratulations Carol on your win!

  • Chris
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 3:26 pm | Permalink

    I’ve always,wanted to be able to fly. ?

  • Katherine Dell (KMTrott - Both Sides of The Pond)
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 3:29 pm | Permalink

    No super power for me thank you :)

  • Joanna
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 3:31 pm | Permalink

    I would want to have an amazing strength, but not look muscular.

  • Shirley Hayes
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 3:31 pm | Permalink

    With Super Power I would get rid of mental illness.

  • MJ Amirault
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 3:37 pm | Permalink

    Superpower? I would like to be able to follow a pattern and get it right the first time! Probably not super power, just slow down and read all the instructions.

  • Shannon G
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 3:37 pm | Permalink

    Congratulations to the winners!
    I’m having such a fun time.
    Thank you, Jacquelynne and Everyone!
    xx

  • Donna
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 3:39 pm | Permalink

    Would love to have the power to heal cancers.

  • Maggiie White
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 3:39 pm | Permalink

    Hmmm, Being a Volunteer for the Arthritis Foundation. A CURE! Because there is none! So, Quilters donate, run/walk/bike, there’s an event near you! Ok, off the soap box;-)

  • Cindy Tomooka
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 3:40 pm | Permalink

    I would like to have the power to talk to animals!

  • Jeanie A
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 3:46 pm | Permalink

    I’d go for the power to fly – being in a wheelchair is the pits, so beings I can’t walk – it would have to be fly, that would be really cool

  • Patty Espinosa
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 3:49 pm | Permalink

    I would love to have the ability to heal all disease and hunger in the world and that we could all life in peace. What a wonderful thing that would be. So many beautiful things could be accomplished without these terrible burdens. Thinking of the possibilities is a blessing.

  • Monica Kostak
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 3:55 pm | Permalink

    I don’t have time to think but need to post

  • MJ Amirault
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 3:57 pm | Permalink

    Great afternoon! Thanks for the pillow case pattern. Enjoyed stopping in off and on. Hope the afternoon lived up to your expectations.

  • Joan
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 4:03 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the fun! What did you decide’ Chinese, Mexican Italian, burgers? Whatever your choice, enjoy!!!

  • Joyce
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 4:03 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for a fun and productive day. Bonus! Dinner is in the crockpot so no cooking tonight. Going to take a well deserved break. Thanks again.

  • Sally Dixon
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 4:03 pm | Permalink

    Thank you!!!!!

  • Martha
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 4:04 pm | Permalink

    Congratulation winners! Thanks Jacquelynne for hosting the sew along.

  • Debra
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 4:13 pm | Permalink

    I am in Palm Springs CA and it is sunny and 99 degrees. It has been very nice lately but the summer was brutal.

  • Karen
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 4:27 pm | Permalink

    Thanks

  • Maggiie White
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 4:46 pm | Permalink

    Absolutely, THANKS!

    Love the Dance Break.

  • Faye
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 7:09 pm | Permalink

    It’s just after 9am EST here in Australia. Good Morning Ladies.

    Trying to locate applique flower that goes on pillowcase….Love the cupcake too, going to try to do both today. Thanks for having me.

  • Pauline Perry
    Posted September 17, 2016 at 7:46 pm | Permalink

    If I had a super power I would like to be transported to wherever I want to be in the world to avoid travelling. I could go to quilt shows anywhere I want.

  • Kris Bolick
    Posted September 18, 2016 at 1:29 pm | Permalink

    I need to alter a power ranger costume for a very cute 3 yr old, I bought it last week and didn’t have time to work on it. Then put the binding on a table runner that needs to go into the mail.

  • MS Barb
    Posted September 21, 2016 at 6:05 pm | Permalink

    I had old fashioned oatmeal w/ a chopped up apple, 1/4 cup craisins, chopped almonds, little cinnamon, & dash of ground cloves, 2 tsp olive oil & a banana, for breakfast!

  • Judie
    Posted September 21, 2016 at 6:08 pm | Permalink

    Trying to finish a patriotic quilt.

  • Rosemary
    Posted September 21, 2016 at 8:08 pm | Permalink

    I had a breakfast sandwich today. I bought frozen ones(sausage, egg and cheese on an English muffin) at Sprouts Market. I sometimes make ham, egg and cheese sandwich on an English muffin which I like better. I tried to do some sewing today, but unsuccessful. I had plans to go to the store to get a few things for dinner, but when my husband volunteered to go, I decided to make that apple pie I had been putting off doing. I guess I get back to my pillow projects tomorrow.

  • Dorie Esquivel
    Posted September 21, 2016 at 11:26 pm | Permalink

    Breakfast? I had waffles (homemade) after I took a break from working on Lori Holt’s Farm Girl Vintage blocks around 2:30 am. I was going to make cashew butter, but I knew easier and faster was chokecherry syrup I made this summer in fridge! I slept 6 hours straight for first time in a long time!

  • Brenda Jerles
    Posted September 22, 2016 at 2:41 am | Permalink

    I love pretty pillowcases!

  • Lynn
    Posted September 22, 2016 at 5:20 am | Permalink

    Love all your patterns… I will be making the pillowcase… several of them. :-)

  • Donna
    Posted September 22, 2016 at 8:56 am | Permalink

    I am enjoying your patterns

  • Pat Giarrusso
    Posted September 22, 2016 at 9:48 am | Permalink

    Narragansett, Rhode Island and heading to the beach in an hour when I get out of work. Sunny and 80*. A good day to take a walk on the beach to refresh myself before I head to a 91 year friends house to help her organize her sewing room. She can’t operate in there as it is anymore so fabric needs to be rearranged so she can reach it. (Maybe I can inherit some of her stash!!)

  • Earlene Nelson
    Posted September 22, 2016 at 3:48 pm | Permalink

    UI am trying to catch up on my Splendid Sampler blocks.

  • Evelene Sterling
    Posted September 22, 2016 at 3:55 pm | Permalink

    Blueberry muffins

  • Christine
    Posted September 25, 2016 at 12:56 pm | Permalink

    I’m working on a block from my local quilt shop, Block of the Month.

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