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I really had the best of intentions this weekend. I picked out a really cute fall tabletopper pattern from an old Heather Mulder Peterson book, laid out all my fabric and began cutting. Then my dear hubby went out and picked the rest of the apples off our tree, came in with three buckets and said "What are we going to do with all of these, Hon?" You see, I'd already canned 47 jars of applesauce from said tree two weeks ago. Not to mention the 38 jars of peaches and 34 jars of pears I've also bottled up this past month, and then there's the jam... I'M SICK OF CANNING!!!! But I hate seeing good free food go to waste. Soooo... there went my planned sewing binge, and I canned 22 jars of apple pie filling instead. And I still have a bucket of apples left over! Oh well. Maybe next weekend I can sew to my heart's content?

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Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) on November 18, 2009 at 8:04pm
Oh Kristin, you can send me those apples, applesauce, peaches, pears, and apple pie filling. I love fresh fruit and fresh canned fruit. Just send them on down, I will love them. And make your table topper for you.
Hoppy quilting!
Comment by Linda Richards/N. Ontario on October 5, 2009 at 8:34pm
Kristin, sorry about your quilting weekend but I sure do envy you having all that stuff to can. Just wish we had a little and wish I was a little closer and I definitely would take some apples off your hands. Oh well, too far. Hope you can get to quilting next weekend.
Comment by Nicola/De on October 5, 2009 at 4:50pm
Boy Kristin what an accomplishment!! I have never canned anything either!! Hopefully next weekend you will have the chance to sew!!!
Comment by Connecting Threads on October 5, 2009 at 1:52pm
Ahem, if any fresh apple pies happen to show up in the office, no one here would turn them away!!! Since you're not sewing anyway.....
Comment by Kristin on October 5, 2009 at 12:00pm
LInda you are too funny! I'll have my hubby read your post when he gets home from work, LOL! Good thing we don't have any archery sets laying around.

All the suggestions about taking the fruit to food banks are fabulous. Duh, I didn't even think of that! Next time...

Nanny Gayle, if I could, I'd be happy to give you my last bucket of apples!
Comment by Trevi in Texas on October 5, 2009 at 11:20am
Wow, very impressive! I have never canned or bottled anything in my 60 years. Sounds like a lot of hard work. Good for you.
Comment by Sheryl / MI on October 5, 2009 at 11:15am
I was going to mention the same thing that Pam/NY brought up. :) Local food banks would be pleased and very grateful to accept anything you have left over. And just think of all those people you will be helping!!
Comment by Pam/NY on October 5, 2009 at 10:36am
Does your local food bank accept fresh fruit donations?
Comment by Gayle/La. on October 5, 2009 at 9:45am
Kristin, you should have taken some to your Mom and some to your neighbor and then over to the local orphanages. I would not have let them go to waistbut I would have shared them. I coud have taken a bucket or three off your hands.LOL
Comment by Linda "Sue" Robertson, TN on October 5, 2009 at 9:44am
Isn't there a picture somewhere of someone with a bow and arrow pointed at an apple on a mans head where he is planning to split the apple in two pieces? If I were your husband, I'd be really careful about bringing in the next basket!!!!!! I love apples too but enough is enough already!! It is like zucchini. How many of those can you put up????? lolololol Seriously, you will enjoy your bounty and hard work this winter!!! Next weekend Kristin, next weekend!!

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