Jacquelynne Steves

Sew Along Day is Here!

Sew Along Day is here- Jacquelynne Steves

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 Cozy Afternoon 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 was Bev Gunn via blog comment.  Congratulations!

As a thank you for participating- I have a special surprise for you!! It’s a sneak peak at the 2016 Free Block of the Month!!!

2016 preview

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!

Thanks for Sewing Along with me! Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Now, I think I’m going to go take a nap!!!

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Hour 4 (3- 4 pm, EST New York City time)

The winner of the book was Jan B via blog comment. Congratulations!

Wow! Can you believe it! We’re almost done. The prize for today’s final giveaway is a bundle of my Peaceful Pastimes fabric and a panel of Cozy Afternoon quilt labels– the perfect finishing touch for your Cozy Afternoon quilt!

Prize Four- Sew Along Day- Jacquelynne Steves

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

If you had an extra uninterrupted hour in your day, every day, to do whatever you want, what would you do with that extra time?

(Please comment by 45 minutes after the hour- I will be drawing the winner at 55 minutes after the hour.)

I know you are all thinking- SEW!!! But honestly, I think I would say exercise- it’s the thing that I just can’t seem to fit into my day!

So here is my finished block. I added some embroidery to the butterfly, and added a string for the tea bag label.

Wool Applique- Cozy Afternoon- Jacquelynne Steves

Remember in the video I talked about using cotton or silk thread if you don’t want your stitches to show. That is what I did here. Later, I might go back and add some decorative stitches around the edges of the applique- I haven’t decided yet.

Wool Applique- Cozy Afternoon-closeup-Jacquelynne Steves

Stay tuned- next hour I will be revealing a sneak peek of the 2016 Block of the Month!!

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Hour 3 (2- 3 pm, EST New York City time)

The winner of the pattern bundle was: Bobbie via Facebook.  Congratulations!

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

Prize Three- Sew Along Day- Jacquelynne Steves

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 originally had decided to do a live Periscope broadcast today, but then I remembered how busy I was last time we had a Sew Along Day, following the comments and adding the prize entries into the basket…. So I decided to pre-record a video for you about wool applique. One of my friends recently posted on Facebook that she hadn’t done any wool applique because she didn’t think she’d like it- but she tried it, loved it, and her first wool project ever won a 1st place ribbon at her State Fair!! Isn’t that cool??

So, here is my video which is a quick introduction to wool applique.

Speaking of winning, Ann made the Sew Sweet Simplicity quilt from my last Block of the Month, and took home a ribbon from the Coos Sand ‘n Sea Quilt Guild Sea of Quilts Show! Maybe your Cozy Afternoon quilt will win a prize?!

Ann- Sew Sweet Simplicity BOM- Quilt Show Winner

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Hour 2 (1- 2 pm, EST New York City time)

SORRY FOR THE DELAY! MY INTERNET WENT OUT SO WE SPED TO MY HUSBAND’S OFFICE TO USE HIS, LOL. IT HELPS TO BE FLEXIBLE IN TIMES LIKE THIS……….

Phew!! I am trying to keep up with your comments best I can! I am also fielding comments over on Facebook, so please forgive me if I miss yours!!

The winner of the book and patterns was: Julie B via the blog. Congratulations!

The prize for this hour’s giveaway is bundle of digital quilt patterns:

Prize Two- Sew Along Day- Jacquelynne Steves

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

What did you have for breakfast today?

Hmmmm. Today I had a slice of Ezekiel sprouted grain bread, organic peanut butter, and a glass of almond milk with a little agave syrup to sweeten it and a sprinkle of cinnamon on top. Doesn’t that sound healthy and delicious? Ever since I started having some trouble with food allergies lately, I have been trying to eat healthier…

Sew Along Day breakfast

Have you tried wool applique? I love it because first of all, I looooove the texture and rich color of wool. Second, there are no edges to turn under, so it’s really fun, simple and relaxing.  Once your pieces are pinned or glued down to the background, you just stitch. In the next hour, I will be sharing a little introductory video with you…

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

Ok, here we go!

The giveaway for this hour is an autographed copy of Christa Watson’s brand new book, Machine Quilting with Style, PLUS a bundle of her fabulous patterns!

Prize One- Sew Along Day- Jacquelynne Steves

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

What are you working on today? 

Today I will be working on a different version of one of the Cozy Afternoon blocks. This is one of the test blocks I did way-back-when. I thought I’d play with some wool applique in the center- I love how it is coming out!! You may notice that the block is pieced from the directions for Block #2, but the applique is from Block #5… ‘cause I do what I want, LOL! (I know, I know- I’m really a rebel…)

Sew Along Day project wool applique- Jacquelynne Steves

OK everyone- let’s go sew!! Don’t forget to comment to be entered for the prize!

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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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172 Comments

  • L Fessenden
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 11:49 am | Permalink

    AWWWWWsome! Love the BOM!

  • L. F.
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 11:56 am | Permalink

    Trying machine applique for first time! You’re so inspiring!!!

  • L. F.
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 12:01 pm | Permalink

    I’m actually appliqueing cowboy boots on blocks for a quilt for my son!

    • Jacquelynne
      Posted September 26, 2015 at 12:12 pm | Permalink

      L.F. That sounds like a fun quilt!!!

      • L. F.
        Posted September 26, 2015 at 2:20 pm | Permalink

        Oh, yes! The cowboy boots are appliqued using 4 colors of fabric per boot. I’ve had fun picking out patterns & colors. Even did a little fussy cutting to get the boot print patterns just right. Snuck a kitten into one boot because there are lots of kitties at my son’s home!

  • Jan G
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 12:02 pm | Permalink

    I am working on block #5 today!! Just need to do the applique first! Everything is cut and ready to go!

    • Jacquelynne
      Posted September 26, 2015 at 12:13 pm | Permalink

      Jan- machine or hand applique??

  • Posted September 26, 2015 at 12:03 pm | Permalink

    Im working on block #5 and Im loving having company while stitching!!

    • Jacquelynne
      Posted September 26, 2015 at 12:13 pm | Permalink

      Yes I agree Shelly! Let’s pretend we’re all at a sewing bee together!

  • L. F.
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 12:04 pm | Permalink

    Oh, the wool tea cup is stunning! Love the effect of the two “blues” in different shades to give depth to the cup!

  • Helen
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 12:04 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful project. Am joining you ladies today to get mine done.

    • Jacquelynne
      Posted September 26, 2015 at 12:14 pm | Permalink

      That’s the idea, Helen! Let’s motivate each other :)

  • Jeanne
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 12:04 pm | Permalink

    I will be working on drafting a pattern for my grandson’s Halloween costume. He and his twin brother are going as a policeman and a “bad guy”. I am starting on the bad guy costume first – stripped prison shirt and pants. My daughter has ordered some Riley Blake knit fabric for me to use for the shirt. They have grown so much taller this year – but are still very slim so need to alter pattern design to accommodate the tall slim boy!

    • Jacquelynne
      Posted September 26, 2015 at 12:16 pm | Permalink

      That’s hilarious, Jeanne :)

  • Sharon-UK
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 12:06 pm | Permalink

    I’m caught up on the Cosy Afternoon blocks so I’m working on some Friendship Braid table runners for Xmas gifts.

    • Jacquelynne
      Posted September 26, 2015 at 12:14 pm | Permalink

      Sounds fun, Sharon!!

  • Ann
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 12:07 pm | Permalink

    Just did block 1, and now to tackle block 2 :) Looks like fun, but don’t know if I’ll be able to last the 4 hours…

    • Jacquelynne
      Posted September 26, 2015 at 12:22 pm | Permalink

      Ann- when this is all done, I will feel like I’ve just run a marathon, lol!!!

  • Sharon
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 12:07 pm | Permalink

    I’m working on a bunnies and camo crib quilt.

  • Rosana Visintainer
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 12:08 pm | Permalink

    I’m dedicanting my time to Sew Along Day, with embroideries in hand and eyes on screen!

  • Debra Walsh
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 12:09 pm | Permalink

    Working on block #4 today. Thank you for this inspiration today, love this block!

  • Bobbie
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 12:09 pm | Permalink

    I am working on the embroidery of the teacups today. I love the look. It reminds me of the work that my mom and grandma used to do…….. good memories and treasured keepsakes. Thanks!

  • Karen
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 12:09 pm | Permalink

    Yay…I’m working on my hand appliqué for block 4 & 5.

    Karen
    createdandbeautiful@gmail.com

  • Judy
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 12:10 pm | Permalink

    I am working on block 4 and am very close to being done so hope to get started on block 5 soon.

  • Posted September 26, 2015 at 12:11 pm | Permalink

    I am working on Blocks 4 & 5 of Cozy Afternoon. I have the centers embroidered and waiting for the piecing. I love love a copy of Machine Quilting With Style!

  • Posted September 26, 2015 at 12:12 pm | Permalink

    Right now, I’m preparing for a potluck this evening at our house, but later I’ll be cutting the setting triangles for the runner I’m making from my Cozy Afternoon blocks.

  • Gayla
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 12:12 pm | Permalink

    I really enjoy the project and have not participated in a “live” sew along before. I really want to see what everyone is doing and get a boost to get me going again on the project. Thank you.

    • Jacquelynne
      Posted September 26, 2015 at 12:23 pm | Permalink

      Hope this is the kick-start you need, Gayla!!

  • Martine
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 12:14 pm | Permalink

    I am selecting my fabrics just now! Have never done this sew along, i am excited!
    Love your block!

    • Jacquelynne
      Posted September 26, 2015 at 12:23 pm | Permalink

      Thanks Martine!!

  • L. F.
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 12:14 pm | Permalink

    OK, J.S: are you hand appliqueing that teacup? What is the thread you’re using? Silk? Brand? Color & other particulars? Thx

    • Jacquelynne
      Posted September 26, 2015 at 12:17 pm | Permalink

      LF- it is hand appliqued, and it’s silk thread. I will be posting a video in an hour or so, so stay tuned!!

  • yvonne
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 12:14 pm | Permalink

    This is a first for me! I’m working on the half square triangles now. I’ll have to sign out at some point, need to pick up my grandchild. A grandchild trumps sewing! What can I say. lol

    • Jacquelynne
      Posted September 26, 2015 at 12:21 pm | Permalink

      I wouldn’t have it any other way, Yvonne!!

  • Brenda
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 12:15 pm | Permalink

    I will be choosing the rest of the fabrics for block 5. The applique center is finished. Great fun to be participating.

  • venita
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 12:15 pm | Permalink

    I am keeping up on your blog only as I don’t belong to Facebook. and ironing a mountain of antique pillowcases! Due to health problems, haven’t ironed in about 10 months.

  • Julie B
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 12:15 pm | Permalink

    Great sew along! Sometimes we need a little extra inspiration to the creative ideas flowing. Thanks for sharing.

  • Pat
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 12:16 pm | Permalink

    First sew a long! Excited. Working on the first cozy cottage block. Just completed embroidery and now sew piecing block units together. Lovin this!Thanks for the beautiful patterm and guides.sew on!

    • Jacquelynne
      Posted September 26, 2015 at 12:17 pm | Permalink

      Glad you are having fun, Pat!!

  • Julie B
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 12:20 pm | Permalink

    I am working on a pumpkin block using scraps from another pumpkin table topper project. I want to make the block into a table mat or wall hanging to give as a gift.

  • Amy
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 12:23 pm | Permalink

    I’m finishing a lap quilt (Christmas gift) so I can start Cozy Afternoon quilt. Love the pattern. I’m all about some coziness. Yay!

    • Jacquelynne
      Posted September 26, 2015 at 12:35 pm | Permalink

      Yep- good day to stay cozy!! We finally have a nice cool day here- I’m actually wearing socks!!

  • Sharon-UK
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 12:25 pm | Permalink

    I’m not on Facebook either so appreciate the blog option.

  • Carol
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 12:29 pm | Permalink

    I’m working on half-square triangles with Daysail fabrics for pattern in American Patchwork and Quilting magazine called Modern Vintage.

  • Posted September 26, 2015 at 12:31 pm | Permalink

    embarrassingly, I’m just getting started! Everything is printed out!

    • Jacquelynne
      Posted September 26, 2015 at 12:36 pm | Permalink

      Not embarrassing at all, Cathy! We all have to start at the beginning! Glad you are joining us.

  • Posted September 26, 2015 at 12:32 pm | Permalink

    Just got home from clowning around at the walk to end Alzheimers. Gonna work on make up removal and then have a cozy afternoon with y’all

    • Jacquelynne
      Posted September 26, 2015 at 12:37 pm | Permalink

      How long does it take to remove clown makeup, Bobbie?? LOL.

  • Pat D
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 12:36 pm | Permalink

    Just love your cozy afternoon blocks. Ready to start

  • Jeanie
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 12:41 pm | Permalink

    getting ready for a quilt show here

  • Debra
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 12:42 pm | Permalink

    I guess I missed the sew along … so disappointed not figuring out the time stuff I quess,, arrrgg…

    • Jacquelynne
      Posted September 26, 2015 at 12:43 pm | Permalink

      Debra- we’re right in the middle of it!! You didn’t miss a thing!!

  • sam
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 12:47 pm | Permalink

    I’m working on a book and crayon tote for my nephew to keep him busy at this chemo appointments.

    • Jacquelynne
      Posted September 26, 2015 at 12:49 pm | Permalink

      Oh that’s nice Sam. Hope your nephew is feeling well and strong soon!!

  • Debbie M
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 12:59 pm | Permalink

    I’m finally able to follow along. My internet was being worked on this morning. I traced the embroidery pattern onto my muslin, found my dark pink and orange fabric and maybe the light blue??? I will be looking for my threads and the rest of my fabric. Then I can start to embroider.

  • Pat
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 1:00 pm | Permalink

    Yay! Just completed block 1 Cozy Afternoon. On to #2 . Raining outside, cozy afternoon sewing inside along with the sew a long..

  • Karen
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 1:07 pm | Permalink

    working on table runner

  • Sharon-UK
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 1:07 pm | Permalink

    Back from a quick break to put supper on. Have to feed them or they get restless, lol.

    • Jacquelynne
      Posted September 26, 2015 at 1:32 pm | Permalink

      Oh yes! Keep them fed Sharon!! Otherwise it’s chaos, haha.

  • Robin Klein
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 1:11 pm | Permalink

    Today I am working on the row by row’s I collected during the past 2 months.

  • Bev
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 1:11 pm | Permalink

    Finished first 4 blocks, may not get to block 5 today as running back and forth to field. ( still combining). But I will follow throughout day on this site:)

  • Posted September 26, 2015 at 1:13 pm | Permalink

    I am sewing along too… working on my Cozy Afternoon layout.
    Would love to have my quilt top finished by the end of the day.

  • Karen
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 1:16 pm | Permalink

    I don’t do turn appliqué…I love the raw look, I have some great wool I’m hoping to use for some winter projects.

  • Brenda
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 1:17 pm | Permalink

    I picked up Chick-fil-A this morning for my family after an early swim. I had a sausage and egg burrito.

  • Pat
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 1:17 pm | Permalink

    Pumpkin bread and plenty of coffee this a.m.! Getting ready for lunch w homemade soup

  • Jan G
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 1:19 pm | Permalink

    No breakfast yet..10 am here in Cali!! I am getting ready to sew the rest of block #5!! But need a bit more tea!! lol

  • Sally Dixon
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 1:20 pm | Permalink

    For breakfast today I had breakfast quiche, english muffin, blueberry muffin, orange juice and coffee.

  • Mary Lou
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 1:20 pm | Permalink

    I’m finishing some blocks for the Snapshot Quilt a long. I picked up a wool layer cake and can’t wait to experiment appliquéing with it. Love your blogs and beautiful patterns.

  • venita
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 1:20 pm | Permalink

    I had a sausage patty, homemade cheesy bacon bread9delicious0 and GreatGrains cranberry cereal.

  • Helen
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 1:22 pm | Permalink

    Had a late breakfast of eggs on toast with tea.

  • Sally Dixon
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 1:23 pm | Permalink

    Wish I could be working on my blocks but I’m in a hotel room with husband at a conference. I did bring a little mat, rotary cutter and some fabric!

  • Maryellen
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 1:23 pm | Permalink

    So excited! I’m not sewing, but I’m at Quilters Take Manhattan. Hope you are having fun.

  • Debbie M
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 1:25 pm | Permalink

    I had a sourdough English muffin with butter and of course my two cups of coffee.

  • Judy
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 1:26 pm | Permalink

    We had pancakes for breakfast at my husband’s request. We usually eat healthier breakfasts so don’t have pancakes too often.

    • Jacquelynne
      Posted September 26, 2015 at 1:34 pm | Permalink

      Judy- I can’t eat pancakes for breakfast, or I fall asleep by 9 am!! If I really want them, I have them for dinner!!

  • Rosana Visintainer
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 1:29 pm | Permalink

    My breakfast was twoo slices of bread with raspberry jam and cream cheese and a delicious cup of coffee!

  • Carol
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 1:31 pm | Permalink

    I had scrambled eggs, has brown potatoes and fresh strawberries.

    • Jacquelynne
      Posted September 26, 2015 at 1:33 pm | Permalink

      Carol- that sounds great. Unfortunately, I just became allergic to strawberries!! Oh dear, no more fresh strawberries for me…

  • Bobbie
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 1:32 pm | Permalink

    I usually eat brunch on the weekend. I made some homemade tuna cakes and had sunrise apple slices. I’m still sipping my cranberry juice as I work on my embroidery. I like reading all the comments. It has been a good first sew along for me. Thanks!

  • Robin Klein
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 1:35 pm | Permalink

    Breakfast? Yous sounded so healthy. I had a carton of mango yogurt and a tall glass of water. Always trying to get the water in.

  • Posted September 26, 2015 at 1:42 pm | Permalink

    I had oatmeal and blueberry waffles for breakfast today. I’m looking forward to your sneak peak of next years BOM.

  • Sharon-UK
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 1:44 pm | Permalink

    Time for supper – back soon!

  • Jeanie
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 1:46 pm | Permalink

    I didn’t eat breakfast but mid morning I had some crackers and a bottle of water

  • Posted September 26, 2015 at 1:51 pm | Permalink

    I had a slice of zucchini bread with my coffee for breakfast.

  • yvonne
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 1:56 pm | Permalink

    Sorry, no breakfast today! But I will have lunch, in fact looking forward to it!!

  • maria craft
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 2:00 pm | Permalink

    Hope this works. Have never done thhis

    • Jacquelynne
      Posted September 26, 2015 at 2:13 pm | Permalink

      Hi Maria! Welcome! All you have to do is update the page each hour, and answer the question to be entered in the giveaway.

  • Ann
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 2:01 pm | Permalink

    Ok, I had 2 slices of wheat toast with peanut butter…warm and gooey! and coffee! :)

  • Sally Dixon
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 2:04 pm | Permalink

    I’m on the NC coast today and it’s raining cats and dogs!!!!!

    • Jacquelynne
      Posted September 26, 2015 at 2:14 pm | Permalink

      Sounds like a good day to stay in and sew, Sally!!

  • Karen
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 2:07 pm | Permalink

    I’m in Iowa. The weather is great.

  • L. F.
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 2:07 pm | Permalink

    Hi: Yikes! Are we having fun! I’m on the west coast today; it’s a beautiful, sunny, fall day! Good thing someone around here got up & went outside to mow, fertilize & water! (Not me; I’m lovin’ this sew-a-long!

  • Judy
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 2:07 pm | Permalink

    I am in Oregon and it is a beautiful warm fall day. I am really enjoying this sewing day. I just finished my applique on the 4th block and need to sew on the sides. I will be starting on block 5 soon. This has been such a fun BOM and I love how easy the blocks are to sew together. Thank you so much.

  • Rosana Visintainer
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 2:07 pm | Permalink

    I’m at home, in Caxias do Sul, a city of 500.000 inhabitants in the State of Rio Grande do Sul (Big River of South, in English), the most southern of Brazil. It’s raining and raining and raining, not a great first week of spring… But I’m having a very good day!

  • Karen
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 2:07 pm | Permalink

    Hi all, I’m from Kamloops, BC Canada
    We are scattered clouds with blue sky peeking through it is only 12 degrees Celsius or 53 degrees Fahrenheit for all the neighbours down south of Canada. ?. A perfect sew day

  • Susan Grancio
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 2:07 pm | Permalink

    Just got back from the outdoor quilt show at Alden Lane Nursey in Livermore, CA. Now will work on piecing a back for my cozy afternoon butterflies quilt, this week’s pieces for the gypsy queen mystery quilt and start on the blocks for desert bloom Christmas BOM. Looks like a theme, here!

    • Jacquelynne
      Posted September 26, 2015 at 2:15 pm | Permalink

      Sounds like you’re going to be really busy!!

  • Jeanie A
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 2:08 pm | Permalink

    I live in Iowa and the weather is beautiful – the house is open and we are totally enjoying the fresh air

  • Susan Grancio
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 2:09 pm | Permalink

    Breakfast today was Barbara’s spoonfuls cereal with plain Greek yogurt and strawberries, plus coffee, of course.

  • Robin Klein
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 2:10 pm | Permalink

    The weather today currently clear and warm at 84 degrees. A perfect beach day. There may be showers in the evening (typical Florida weather).

  • Susan Grancio
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 2:12 pm | Permalink

    I’m in Dublin, in the San Francisco Bay Area. It’s sunny and if we’re lucky it won’t hit 90 before it starts to cool off as the sun goes down.

    • Jacquelynne
      Posted September 26, 2015 at 2:14 pm | Permalink

      We’ve had a very warm summer and early fall here on the east coast, too, Susan. The last couple of days have been our first days that really feel like fall.

  • Robin Klein
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 2:12 pm | Permalink

    I forgot to say that even with the perfect weather, I am in my family room on the computer and working on my sewing.

  • Debbie M
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 2:15 pm | Permalink

    I’m in Decatur, IL. and its beautiful outside. The sun is shining, the temp is 71 and there is a strong breeze sometimes. I have done wool applique on wool. I’ve made a couple of penny rugs for Christmas and a small Halloween banner. Now I’m beginning to embroider block 1.

    • Jacquelynne
      Posted September 26, 2015 at 2:30 pm | Permalink

      Sounds like perfect fall weather, Debbie!

  • Brenda
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 2:16 pm | Permalink

    I live in Acworth, GA, just northwest of Atlanta. We’ve had light rain all day.

  • Sharon-UK
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 2:17 pm | Permalink

    I’m in Northamptonshire in the UK and we had a gorgeous sunny Fall day today. Getting dark now though.

  • Amy
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 2:19 pm | Permalink

    I’m in Georgia with a perfect day for sewing! It is raining and the temp is cool. Fall is on its way!

  • Posted September 26, 2015 at 2:20 pm | Permalink

    I am in NE Indiana and the weather is a lovely mid 70’s and overcast today. but we’ve had a gorgeous week of weather…. no matter what, every day is a blessing.

  • Ruth-Romania
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 2:21 pm | Permalink

    It is dark but had a partly cloudy day temp high 70’s.

    • Jacquelynne
      Posted September 26, 2015 at 2:30 pm | Permalink

      Ruth- thanks for joining us all the way from Romania!!

  • Jan G
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 2:23 pm | Permalink

    I am on the Central Coast Cali!! At 11 am it is 78..going to be in the 100 today!!! That is fall here!! Would really really love some rainy days!!!!

  • Ann
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 2:24 pm | Permalink

    I’m right up next to the mountains in Colorado…and it’s a beautiful sun-shinny day…I need to get out of my pj’s and go fix DH and myself some lunch…then back to the sewing. I’m about done with block 2. :)

  • Bobbie Z.
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 2:29 pm | Permalink

    I live in Central Pennsylvania near Hershey/Harrisburg area. The weather is a cool, breezy 68 degrees and it is partly sunny, I have gone outside a few times when the sun is shining more brightly. A nice fall day that has been very relaxing for me.

    • Jacquelynne
      Posted September 26, 2015 at 2:32 pm | Permalink

      My daughter goes to college near Harrisburg! It’s a really nice area. We enjoy going to Gettysburg.

      • Bobbie Z.
        Posted September 26, 2015 at 2:44 pm | Permalink

        Gettysburg is about an 1 1/2 hours from us, but it is a nice drive. We all like History so there is a lot to see and do there. We usually stop at some of the orchards in the fall to get some fresh fruit for canning, but we are also very lucky to have orchards sell at our local grocery stores and at the Farmer’s Market.

        • Posted September 26, 2015 at 3:50 pm | Permalink

          Pennsylvania is one of the prettiest states I’ve lived in. We lived in Clearfield and went to Gettysburg & Hershey for a field trip. :)

  • Posted September 26, 2015 at 2:37 pm | Permalink

    I live in eastern Washington state and we’re having a beautiful day here! 69F right now, sun is shining, and no wind–my partner and his buddies are out on a 200 kilometer bike ride today and it’s perfect weather for it!

  • Gayla
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 2:44 pm | Permalink

    I’m in western WA, about 30 min (in good traffic) north of Seattle. The weather is dry and bright with white fluffy clouds. I believe it will be in the high 60s, low 70s today. I hope our solar panels put out more than the 10 they put out yesterday when it was rainy. This summer has been unusually hot and the panels have been doing great. This is our first year and we are anxious to see how they do. It is 11:45 PST and I just finished a tuna sandwich for my breakfast–actually brunch. I had to miss last hour so hope everything stays up for a while. I am anxious to view the wool tutorial because I would like to make some ornaments for grandkids in hopes they will be a keepsake from Grandma. Thank you for all your efforts to provide this Sew Along for us. Yes, I believe this is the kick-start I need–will definitely do some handwork this evening on embroidery on a WIP. Love your site.

    • Jacquelynne
      Posted September 26, 2015 at 2:46 pm | Permalink

      HI Gayla- yes the post will stay up, so you can come back at any time to see the video.

  • Bernice
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 2:45 pm | Permalink

    I live in the province of Saskatchewan in Canada. It is a perfect fall day – only a light jacket needed outdoors. Scenery is amazing with the golden and red leaves on the trees.

  • Helen
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 2:49 pm | Permalink

    l am in beautiful London, Ontario in Canada. Gorgeous fall day-warm and sunny.

  • Posted September 26, 2015 at 2:51 pm | Permalink

    So fun to see you in real life… I haven’t tried wool applique yet, but likely will take the plunge.
    I am in S. Ontario, Canada and it’s a beautiful fall day here… sunny and warm.
    It’s a perfect day for sewing my Cozy Afternoon and thank you for all the generous gifts you are giving to us all :)

    • Jacquelynne
      Posted September 26, 2015 at 2:53 pm | Permalink

      Yes try the wool, Kathy! You will like it, I promise :)

  • venita
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 2:52 pm | Permalink

    I am in northern lower pennisula Mi, Town called Mesick. It is an absolutely beautiful day.

  • Gayla
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 2:52 pm | Permalink

    Sorry. Since I missed last hour I got confused and answered both questions which resulted in such a long comment. Weather still good in Everett WA!

  • carol
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 2:55 pm | Permalink

    I am in West Virginia; it is a fall day, lots of outside activities going on in the community.

  • Bernice
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 3:05 pm | Permalink

    If I had an extra hour in a day, I would read a book. There’s never enough time………

  • Judy
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 3:05 pm | Permalink

    If I had that extra hour I would use it to sew or to scrapbook.

  • Ruth-Romania
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 3:05 pm | Permalink

    With an extra hour I would try to finish some of the projects I have started only to move on to something new.

  • Jeanie A
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 3:06 pm | Permalink

    I’d sew with any extra time I had – I just never seem to find enough time to sew

  • Posted September 26, 2015 at 3:06 pm | Permalink

    I would spend that extra hour working on the computer or hand stitching in my cozy corner rocker.

  • Jan G
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 3:06 pm | Permalink

    Yeah!!! Thank you…I am having sew much fun with this sew-a-long!!! Thank you :D

  • Sharon-UK
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 3:08 pm | Permalink

    I should probably say exercise but I think it would be crafts instead, never enough time for those!

  • Sally Dixon
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 3:10 pm | Permalink

    With an extra hour of uninterupted time, I would sew or crochet or read. Some of my favorite things to do.

  • Rosana Visintainer
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 3:13 pm | Permalink

    I would be with my friends – coffee and cake in the table, of course! -, just to talk, talk, talk and laugh. Time is never enough to be with the ones we love.

  • Posted September 26, 2015 at 3:14 pm | Permalink

    What a pleasure to have spent 4 hours with you all and just stitching and blogging! I think with my extra hour I would love to machine quilt with you all!!!

  • Helen
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 3:15 pm | Permalink

    An extra hour to do more quilting

  • Karen McIsaac
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 3:16 pm | Permalink

    I do many other crafts so an extra hour would allow me to work on my knitting, I have chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia so I can only knot for short periods of time before my arms get too tired

  • Susan Grancio
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 3:17 pm | Permalink

    An uninrpterrupted hour? I would happily play with fabric and sew on a couple of the projects stacked and ready to go.

  • L. F.
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 3:17 pm | Permalink

    Oh, that’s easy! I’d do what I need to do MORE of…PRAY to God, my heavenly Father giving HIM praise, thanks & worship for who HE is & what He’s done for me! He’s there; has a plan & always has! HE loves me!

  • Bobbie Z.
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 3:17 pm | Permalink

    I try to carve out at least an hour a day to do any type of art…..quilting, cross stitch, embroidery, needlepoint, drawing, painting, crafting of all kinds. I am so much happier when I am doing something for myself or others. I highly suggest that everyone try it. It is a great stress reducer. I understand that there are times in my life when it does get hectic, but now that my children are older I can carve time just for me. Have fun!

  • Debbie M
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 3:18 pm | Permalink

    I’m going to be honest here and say with an extra hour everyday, I’d sleep. There are nights when sleeping doesn’t happen until 2,3, or 4 o’clock in the morning and then waking up anywhere between 6:30 – 8:00. By mid morning I’m ready to take a nap, but someone has to do the cooking cleaning, laundry, etc…..So sleep is what I do.

  • Bev Gunn
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 3:18 pm | Permalink

    loved the idea of a sew along day-but forgot about it until I found the email! enjoyed the posts and video. hard to tell what I would do with an extra hour a day-would probably get scheduled to work if my boss found out about it!

  • carol
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 3:18 pm | Permalink

    Last Post.

    If I had an extra hour every day I would like to be outside with a warm breeze, water nearby, flowers in bloom. a easy walk path, free of worries, happy walking with my loved one. No winter weather this coming year.

  • Brenda
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 3:19 pm | Permalink

    I know it probably sounds strange, but I would catch up on some TV shows. I can usually spend a couple of hours a day sewing and I get my exercise everyday, but there are several shows I like to watch that others don’t, so I need some time to myself to watch them.

  • venita
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 3:20 pm | Permalink

    I would still quilt & embroidery. It’s my addiction & therapy. Thank you for the lovely quilt and a fun day.

  • Gayla
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 3:24 pm | Permalink

    I would attend symphony concerts. When I worked for WA Music Educators Association, and had a little extra $$ (retirement changed that), I had Seattle Symphony season tickets and enjoyed many special guest artists too. Good music is as good for the soul as sewing. I always have music as a background when sewing. We are all blessed with great talents to enjoy and share with others. Thank you for sharing your talents. Great to see where everyone lives, good comment question.

  • jane
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 3:26 pm | Permalink

    I’d probably draw….or quilt! Thank you!

  • Debbie M
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 3:26 pm | Permalink

    I’m not quite half done with the embroidery for block 1 and I’ve decided to embroider all the blocks and then put those blocks together. I hope I’ll have it completed at the end of next month.

  • Ann
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 3:27 pm | Permalink

    I think what I ‘should’ do with an extra hour each day is start to sort through all rooms and start getting rid of some of the excess… probably will just sit and look at it all! This has been fun and will keep working on the blocks. Blocks 1 and 2 done :) and am very happy with them!

  • Gayla
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 3:28 pm | Permalink

    Jacquelynne, Your block is gorgeous. I’m looking forward to seeing your finished, whole, Cozy Afternoon quilt.

  • Amy
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 3:45 pm | Permalink

    Sew or maybe knit. Or maybe read. Or maybe take a nap. Or…

  • Bobbie Z.
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 3:56 pm | Permalink

    I had such a nice time today. It was great “meeting” all of you and sharing our interest in sewing. Thanks Jacquelynne for hosting the sew along. It would be great to do one of these in January when things slow down a bit….just a wish.

  • Pat D
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 4:00 pm | Permalink

    I am in southern Minnesota and the weather is gorgeous.

  • Pat D
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 4:04 pm | Permalink

    My first thought was also doing some quilting. But like you, I fail to add exercise into my day. I have decided that exercise is my “ME” time and I plan to schedule it into each day.

  • Debbie M
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 4:07 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for the motivation, the Cozy Blocks, and the wonderful sew along. To the other ladies participating, GREAT JOB! I hope you’ll have another one. I really enjoyed the sewing and the comments. Thank you, again and have a great week-end

  • Julie B
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 4:16 pm | Permalink

    I had coffee and grapefruit for breakfast. I am trying to eat healthier.

  • Posted September 26, 2015 at 4:16 pm | Permalink

    Congratulations to all the prize winners and congratulations to all of us for getting some project progress. Thank you, Jacquelynne for your inspiration and motivation. I posted about my blocks on my blog today
    http://scrapboxquilts.blogspot.com/2015/09/cozy-afternoons.html

  • Julie B
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 4:18 pm | Permalink

    I am located in DeSoto, TX. It SUNNY and HOT! Perfect weather for staying inside to sew.

  • Julie B
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 4:20 pm | Permalink

    If I had extra time, I would surf the internet for quilting inspiration and to learn about new techniques or products.

  • Sharon-UK
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 5:19 pm | Permalink

    Thank you, lovely to have some dedicated quilting time and I enjoyed the evening.

  • Gayla
    Posted September 27, 2015 at 3:37 am | Permalink

    Thank you for the encouragement and fun Sew Along. I hope you had a good nap! Also, thanks to all who participated-everyone’s comments were great. I learned much and look forward to another.

  • Leeann
    Posted September 27, 2015 at 2:46 pm | Permalink

    In Los Angeles hot!90’s plus

  • Monica Kostak
    Posted September 27, 2015 at 11:13 pm | Permalink

    Missed your sewing along yesterday, :( but glad I am caught up. I had hoped to have been able to log in a bit and work on SOMETHING but was participating in our hometown parade and following i had some wedding shopping last minute as my son gets married next weekend. Enjoyed your tut on wool applique and am looking forward to a future sewing along on this-something small-maybe part of next years BOM program (hint hint) :). Thanks so much!!

  • Ann
    Posted September 28, 2015 at 8:52 pm | Permalink

    I enjoyed the sew–along, and finished all 5 blocks just about an hour ago–then fixed dinner. Next I think I have a fabric I like for the alternate blocks…perhaps tomorrow :)

  • Adele Aiken
    Posted October 6, 2015 at 10:48 am | Permalink

    I’ve just finished all my projects so I’m anxious to start something new!! Sadly finding time for myself that’s not interupted is sometimes hard, but next week everyone in the family will be away and I plan to organize my stash which is overflowing. Then start a new project.

  • S Rosenau
    Posted October 7, 2015 at 12:39 am | Permalink

    I’m ironing a basket full of washed fabric today. Sure will be happy when I finish it tomorrow.
    LOL

  • Posted October 8, 2015 at 12:29 am | Permalink

    Another day. Got my fabric all ironed to & got my machine back from the repair man. Great day.

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