Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Feeling like Christmas
Back in January I did something I have never done. I pre-ordered a fabric line that hadn't come out yet. I love Fig Tree Quilts and all their fabrics and if I remember correctly we did get a sneak peak at their new Christmas line, Christmas Figs. They said if we ordered it then, we could order a pattern free of charge.
Well, today my package was delivered.
Picking a free pattern wasn't easy though......they were all so pretty.
Anyways, I could not pass this up. I do NOT need fabric, but these were just the perfect shades of reds (cherry) and greens that I would like to make something for Christmas. In fact, I think I have about three projects in mind that I would like to make with this line. Thus, the reason for ordering the whole line so that I knew exactly what was in it as each store doesn't always carry them all.
I have to say that this delivery put a smile on my face today.
I was slaving at the stove this afternoon canning some Georgia peaches. I am not so happy with the new-to-me method of hot packing the peaches. I ended up with way too much simple syrup in each jar, but I will take it as a learning experience. Last Fall when I did Michigan peaches, I am pretty sure I cold packed them and had a whole lot more peaches in each jar. Oh well, I am sure they are going to taste just as good.
This is just a small batch; and I am thinking of doing another small batch in a couple of weeks when the truck from Georgia comes through again.
Now I can kick back and go through all my new fabrics and come up with a plan for my three projects. We'll see how that goes.
Have a good one!
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