Yesterday I finished piecing Olivia's baby quilt. I started quilting it last night. I am quite pleased at how it turned out. Notice the John Deere yellow and green - every country kid needs a John Deere something. :) The green marks are the quilting guides and will disappear when I wash the quilt.
I am getting ready to piece another prayer quilt, but first I want to try a reversable tot bag pattern that I bought the other day.
Yesterday I began the pre-show inventory for the Syrup Festival. We have decided that we would rather sell-out than have leftovers so we are only taking 2 batches of each of our traditional fudge flavors and one batch of our new Maple Walnut. I made 2 batches of chocolate yesterday and ran out of sugar. Today I will make the chocolate peanut butter.
I also started sorting bins for the show. It's really hard to limit what we take because I love all of it. But we will be limiting the scents we take to these:
Apple Jack 'n Peel
Hot orange Danish (Country Orange spice)
Honey Oats 'n Milk
Maple Syrup Festival
Raspberry Jasmine Spice
Strawberries and Cream
This is about half of the scents we carry. We bought an extra table this year. We actually had it last year too, but that's because someone was a no-show. We needed every bit of space we had. I am taking fewer of the specialty pieces - the electric grubbies etc. They just take up too much space. I am thinking that those will be reserved for special orders. We are still streamlining our operation. This year we won't be taking the "ready-to-eat" stuff like caramel corn and check mix. There is too much competition at the syrup festival and while it sells fairly well, it takes up space that could be used for the things that sell really well. Fudge is the only exception because we are known for our fudge.
Word of the day:
Thursday in the Octave of Easter
The disciples of Jesus recounted what had taken place along the way,
and how they had come to recognize him in the breaking of bread.
While they were still speaking about this,
he stood in their midst and said to them,
"Peace be with you."
But they were startled and terrified
and thought that they were seeing a ghost.
Then he said to them, "Why are you troubled?
And why do questions arise in your hearts?
Look at my hands and my feet, that it is I myself.
Touch me and see, because a ghost does not have flesh and bones
as you can see I have."
And as he said this,
he showed them his hands and his feet.
While they were still incredulous for joy and were amazed,
he asked them, "Have you anything here to eat?"
They gave him a piece of baked fish;
he took it and ate it in front of them.
He said to them,
"These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you,
that everything written about me in the law of Moses
and in the prophets and psalms must be fulfilled."
Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures.
And he said to them,
"Thus it is written that the Christ would suffer
and rise from the dead on the third day
and that repentance, for the forgiveness of sins,
would be preached in his name
to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem.
You are witnesses of these things."
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