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On the 6th Day of Christmas

On the  6th Day of Christmas my true love gave to me, six Geese A Laying . I guess I could whine a bit more about chicken coops and geese and other poultry living in my backyard but I won't. I've never actually had a goose egg to eat before. Not sure why we've got geese laying eggs here and not the French Hens? Really? I wonder if goose eggs were a sign of great love back in 1700's England. Anyone? Instead of goose eggs [which just doesn't sound quite right, does it?], we thought we would share a few of our favorite little notions… those we just can't live without. OUR FAVORITE AUTOMATIC NEEDLE THREADER When we first introduced "Our Favorite Things" category on our old website, these were one of the first…

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…

Day #8: The 12 Days of Christmas

Welcome to Day #8 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 #8   So…. we took a little weekend break. Santa's elves apparently went out for a much needed latte break on friday afternoon and didn't come back until this morning. I guess all these sale orders just plain tuckered them out! Oh… and we saw a little Nutcracker and will share a few photos tomorrow. Thanks for all of your emails and comments about your own Nutcracker experiences. It was really fun to read and hear about all those…

A fun new product

I have a little something to share about a fun new product with a wonderful company that makes a fabulous little machine that everybody should have to play with! More at Market or maybe tomorrow. Just saying.   xoxoxo…

Chicken Dinner… & then some

Just chicken dinner so I wouldn't be saying Winner, Winner, Chicken, Dinner" again…. although I do get a kick out of that saying! What is it with me? Sorry for the delay on the winner of the i-TOP tool. It was supposed to go up yesterday. Yesterday came and went with many adventures but this was not one of them… On February 8 at 10:02 am, SarahB said: "What a handy little tool! I hadn't heard of it before but I think if I had one I've be making covered buttons all the time!" If you are Sarah, give us a jingle at joanna@figtreequilts.com with your mailing info and we will get your fun i-TOP out to you! Its a good thing you won one too because we are completely sold out on our…

The i-TOP

I mentioned this great tool in yesterday's post and thought I would share a bit more about it today.      While I was at Market in Houston this past fall, we did the "designer pillow" presentation for the MODA schoolhouse. It was a packed house and we had to do the presentations twice to accomodate all of our wonderful customers who wanted a sneak peek at what we were up to. We felt a little silly repeating all the stories twice, but it was fun. After we returned to our booth with our little button pillow in hand, it seemed that every few minutes someone would come by and ask us if we had used the i-TOP for the pillow. At first we just politely told people that we used standard covered button kits but it didn't take long for us…