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On the 1st Day of Christmas….

On the 1st Day of Christmas my true love sent to me, a partridge in a pear tree.  But since we didn't know what to do with a partridge, we added a little Peppermint Pops kit. And since we weren't really sure about shipping you all a pear tree, we added a Mini Stocking pattern with every kit order placed.     We are in the process of making our own version and are once again having so much fun with the blocks…   This is what your kit will contain… yummy!     … the free goodie that comes with the kit today.   Please click HERE for more information. See you tomorrow!  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS FINE PRINT • The Fig Tree 12 Days of Christmas sale starts on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, and lasts for 12 days. • Each…

Pattern Showcase #2

Whereas Lollipops might have been my favorite yesterday… and maybe for another 2 weeks or so… the moment that I start to decorate for winter, this will surely be my absolute FAVORITE, as fickle as I am :-)! Introducing…. MILKY WAY. This classic star pattern was our answer to a twinkling night sky or one exploding with fireworks. We loved the idea of creating different size stars of the exact same blocks, simply by using different sizes of strips with which to make them. The result is a sparkling quilt full of movement while it is actually a basic, straight forward block set in a giant nine-patch. We love how it turned out!!   This is the TAPESTRY version…   … by choosing the taupes and reds with a background of several different cream prints, the pattern feels even more classic and timeless. … those nice…

Christmas in July

Sorry for the silence. I have a post coming up about it but am having a hard time writing it all down so bare with me….. [p.s. I haven't forgotten about the giveaway winners, promise] * * * * * * * * * * * * I know that we just barely made it without having to call it CHRISTMAS IN AUGUST… which just doesn't quite have the same ring to it, don't you think? But it's still July, so maybe you could just go with it with me?  … Petite Fours, red & green version   For those of you who received our newsletter, this is old hat… but we are having a quick little sale on all of our Christmas related patterns… 15% off. These include: Mini Stockings Snowflake Rose Petite Fours Jelly & Jam Kiss Me Winter Robin Vintage Skate Christmas Rose Stocking&#0160…

Goodbye December… maybe

Since I did such a non existent job of sharing our holiday decorations with you as they went up, I thought I might share them with you as they go down [actually… saying that they are going down is my way of hoping that I manage to actually get them down this week! What are the odds of that actually happening?] Question for you? What is the longest you have ever kept up your decorations?               Happy "Holiday Decoration Take Down" Day. Now THAT should be a holiday!     &#0160…

December….

December has seriously flown by around here at both Fig Tree and at home. Our kids vacations have been staggered this year and we have thoroughly enjoyed some great one on one time, cousin time skating in the city, chocolate covered pretzel making time, cookie eating and even some neighborhood caroling! You gotta love the looks on the neighbor's faces that have never been "caroled" before! Since we have spent most of our family time off line, I just realized yesterday that I did't even share any pictures of our house decorated for Christmas!   I don't think I can finish December without sharing some of it even if it is a bit on the tardy side….   As a part of slowing down and enjoying each day this month, I have sat with a cup of tea in front of…

Day #12: The 12 Days of Christmas

Welcome to Day #12 of the 12 Days of Christmas: Fig Tree Style! Each day we will have a different kit, a different sale and even a few giveaways along the way. Join us each day so that you don't miss out on a single thing. We are so excited to share all of our goodies with you!   Day #12 GIVEAWAY WINNER… Thanks again to all of you who played. I really did enjoy reading each and every one of your comments!  The winner is Leslie from lesquilts.gmail.com . Commented on 12/6/11 at 5.54 am: Leslie said: Hi! What a lovely post! My favorite song is Silver Bells. When we would visit our maternal grandmother, in the evening she would play the piano, by ear! Never had any lessons, couldn't read music. She did a…

Day #11: The 12 Days of Christmas

Welcome to Day #11 of the 12 Days of Christmas: Fig Tree Style! Each day we will have a different kit, a different sale and even a few giveaways along the way. Join us each day so that you don't miss out on a single thing. We are so excited to share all of our goodies with you!   Day #11 GIVEAWAY… Thanks to all of you who entered the giveaway! I guess everyone is in the Christmas mood because in less than 48 hrs. we have had 640 of you comment! We've closed the comments tonite and will announce the winner on the last day of the 12 Days sales, on Friday. I have absolutely loved hearing about each and everyone's favorite carols and songs! And the stories and memories and your kids singing. Thank you so much for…

Day #10: The 12 Days of Christmas

Welcome to Day #10 of the 12 Days of Christmas: Fig Tree Style! Each day we will have a different kit, a different sale and even a few giveaways along the way. Join us each day so that you don't miss out on a single thing. We are so excited to share all of our goodies with you!   Day #10 Thank you to all of you who shared your own Nutcracker memories with me. It is always such a treat for me to read about your lives and things that you remember. So many wonderful memories and traditions! I love it. Our nutcracker adventure was wonderful… made that much more lovely by three beautiful girls, in their beautiful dresses with their brand new little scarves. I think it was a magical time. It went something like this. First we made scarves.   &#0160…