Thanks to EVERYONE who participated in Sew Along Day on Saturday! We had participants from all over the world! The map below shows participants here on my website, and on Facebook we had people from France, the U.K., South Africa, Canada, and all over the U.S.!! Wow! I really can’t believe it. Isn’t it wonderful how technology allows all of us with common interests to get together at the same time and do something that we love, and then share it with people all over the world?? Amazing….

sew along day map

On Facebook, some people shared photos of the projects they were working on:


And we got to see the scenery where some of you were located:


We had a few technical difficulties…. During the first hour, our power went out, and took our internet with it!! I looked at my husband and said, “Oh Darn!!!!!” (OK, I don’t think I used the word ‘darn,’ LOL!!!) It was 10 minutes before I had to do my next post…. We grabbed everything, including the dog, and threw it into the car. We sped to my husband’s office (which is 20 minutes away, but we made it in 15!!) My second post was only 12 minutes late, I think. Then, as we sat there, the internet at his office was going in and out….. but we managed to keep up. Finally, during the last 10 minutes of the Sew Along, something happened with my website!!! Are you kidding me?? It came back up on its own, and my final post was only 2 minutes late. Yikes!!! Makes me wonder if this guy was upset that he didn’t get invited to the Sew Along…


I decided to pull out a sample block I had made for Cozy Afternoon, and try adding some wool applique. It came out even prettier than I had imagined:

Sew Along Day project wool applique- Jacquelynne Steves

Wool Applique- Cozy Afternoon- Jacquelynne Steves

I shared a video about getting started with wool applique. A lot of you have told me that you are interested in wool applique, but don’t know how to get started. This video will tell you exactly what you need, and show you how to get started (you probably already have most of the supplies you need in your sewing supplies.)

Of course, we gave away lots of prizes, like fabric, thread, books and patterns. Thanks again to our sponsors, Christa Quilts and Aurifil Thread!!

And I even shared a little tiny snippet of the 2016 Block of the Month!

2016 preview

In other news- the fall issue of The Art of Home Free Emagazine will be sent out next week! Woo hoo! If you’re not signed up yet, please click here. You will get a free hexie table runner pattern, other goodies, and you will be on the list to receive the fall issue when it goes out next week.

3- Emagazine- Jacquelynne Steves


Here is what you will find in the Fall 2015 issue:

Harvest Blessing Free Embroidery Pattern- Jacquelynne Steves


Sunflower Preview

Sunflower Pin Cushion and Needle Book- Jacquelynne Steves

Plus more…. 

I would consider it a favor if you could please tell all of your friends about the emagazine! You can share this post to Facebook and Twitter, or email it to your friends, using the “share” buttons below my signature! Thank you :)