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JOY: Fig Tree Style

We just did this post over on the MODA CUTTING TABLE blog but wanted to add it here too… When I heard about the JOY posts over there at the mothership [what we lovingly like to call MODA whenever we get the chance] I thought to myself… now why didn't I think of that. To take a break from all the crazy, stressful days, all the shopping, all the everything and write and read stories of JOY. It's perfect. For me joy is something that is most often found in the most unexpected places in the most unexpected times. Sometimes, though, I feel like joy is something that I have had to choose in order to find it.   FABRIC JOY I have to tell you that cutting fabric is one of those unexpected joys for me. What seems like in another lifetime, I…

Christmas in July

  We thought we would send a few Christmas ideas out there for those of you crazy organized quilters who actually sew for Christmas in July… you know who you are! Personally anyone who knows me would never put me in that category [the category of an organized pre-planner] but I really do appreciate seeing all the wonderful progress that the rest of you make when you plan ahead like you do! So… we put a bunch of our Christmas feeling patterns on sale this week and we have made up a couple Christmas in July bundles that would work beautifully for several of the patterns that we have on sale. Or get you started on any other Christmas project that you might have in mind. The bundles all have (9) 1/2 yd. cuts in them. For those of you retro types, we even added in…

On the 12th Day of Christmas

  On the 12th Day of Christmas my true love gave to me, twelve Drummers Drumming. I just want you to think about it for a minute people. In the name of interesting gift giving, this poor lady now has girls milking cows, others dancing around her courtyard. She has a small band of pipers and drummers. Oh, and let's not forget the band of leaping lords. She is overrun by all kinds of fowl including geese, partridges, turtle doves, swans and hens. But its not all bad. She has managed to get a bit of jewelry out of the whole thing. I guess she could have done worse. She could have gotten a box of chocolates and the dude could have called it quits. He certainly gets an A for creativity if nothing else. Over here in our little Fig Tree neck of the woods…

On the 9th Day of Christmas

  On the  9th Day of Christmas my true love gave to me, nine Ladies Dancing. I've always wanted an entourage, one that didn't involve my children or pets so perhaps nine Ladies Dancing would do it. I wonder what the neighbors would think if everywhere I went, there were nine Ladies Dancing around me? It might make going to the store a bit difficult but it sure woiuld be entertaining to walk down to our local coffee shop. Can you imagine the entrance we'd make?  But since we didn't have nearly enough dancing ladies around here to share with you all, we thought we'd share our popular MILKY WAY: CHRISTMAS STARS kit. We offered this one in our red and taupe version at a recent show and many of our customers asked if…

On the 7th Day of Christmas

On the  7th Day of Christmas my true love gave to me, seven Swans a Swimming . Now swans are beatiful creatures but we don't have a pond. And if the hub is not up for a chicken coop, i don't suppose he would be up for builidng me a pond.  So I guess I will have to trade in the swans as well. I  guess I am turning out to be a bit of a bad gift receiver! Instead we thought we might kit up a few of our newest THREAD PATTERNS. First up, our LE RADISH PATTERN KIT. Each kit has enough fabric, ribbon, wire and wool to make 1 large radish and enough fabric to make a coordinating smaller radish. A fun project to make for some pincushions or for a little table decor!     Next up, the TOOTSIE…

On the 4th Day of Christmas…

    On the  4th Day of Christmas my true love gave to me, four Calling Birds . I am not even sure that I know what Calling Birds are. Do you they call you? Do they call each other? Are they loud? Is there a reason for their calling? So many questions and so few answers. Instead today we thought we'd bring you a few of our favorite MODA HOME dish towels. I love these things! True confessions… I only get gadgets and goodies for this sale that I would want in my own house and this is definitely the case here. These are too cute! I have one of both!   2013 CALENDAR DISH TOWEL … could those retro little machines be any cuter?   … dish towel or calendar or both? Who doesn't need to know what day it…

On the 3rd Day of Christmas…

  After a little nap, the elves are ready and waiting to bring you more goodies…   On the 3rd Day of Christmas my true love gave to me, three French Hens . Unfortunately the husband has not agreed to a chicken coop, even though I have been wanting one for three years, so we had to give the French Hens away. Instead, we are thinking that you might want to make your own grocery bag. We don't know about the laws in your area, but around here we will not have the option of plastic grocery bags in the stores as of January 1st. Given this, everyone is trying to figure out how to make some fun reusable bags of their own. Even if your area doesn't require it like ours does, it is certainly better for the environment to use fabric bags…

On the 2nd Day of Christmas…

    On the 2nd Day of Christmas my true love sent to me, two turtledoves. But since the pair of turtledoves that we already have living on our backporch every single Spring make a lot of noise [and their fair share of mess], we thought we'd send you some cute little scissor sets instead. And to make the deal a bit more special, we have added in our TWINKLE booklet to go with them.   The set comes in a lovely coral pink…   Or a snazzy lime green. Either one is good enough to eat, we think. Both make wonderful stocking stuffers. And TWINKLE is a fabulous booklet full of simple, graphic patterns! For more info, CLICK HERE for either color. See you tomorrow! * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS FINE PRINT • The Fig Tree 12 Days of Christmas sale starts on Black Friday…