Gentle Readers and Dear Friends... first let me again thank everyone for you continued kind comments!! They make my morning so much brighter - I do love reading them and answering your questions and one question from Maggee got me to thinking..... "What are Stone Fruit...?" What a good question - and here is the WIKIPEDIA definition that says it much better than I.... "Stone fruits (or stonefruits or stonefruit), in botany, refers to drupe, fruits in which an outer fleshy part (exocarp, or skin; and mesocarp, or flesh) surrounds a shell (the pit or stone) of hardened endocarp with a seed inside. These fruits develop from a single carpel, and mostly from flowers with superior ovaries. The definitive characteristic of a drupe is that the hard, lignified stone (or pit) is derived from the ovary wall of the flower.
More specifically, "stone fruit" refers to members of the genus Prunus, which includes plums, cherries, peaches, apricots and almonds. It is traditionally placed within the rose family Rosaceae as a subfamily, the Prunoideae (or Amygdaloideae), but sometimes placed in its own family, the Prunaceae (or Amygdalaceae)." I love reading about things and learning something - I just thought "stone fruit" where fruits with big pits, now I know a bit more - thanks for asking Maggee!!
Now, on to what brought about today's Post title..... a while back I was one of the winners of Terri's Give Away over on her Blog - Dixiesampler - well, yesterday the package arrived and I was without words as everything tumbled out..... here is a snap.....
Look at this pile of goodies!!! How generous!! I still can't believe everything - there are charts, there are three cuts of beautiful over dyed linen, there are numerous skeins of gorgeous over dyed floss, the are skeins of linen floss, there are Cinnamon treats, there is yardage of finishing fabric, there is trim, there are magazines, there is the cutest puchwork pin, there is a super darning egg (I do love darning eggs - not that I darn anything, but I like the shape) there is candy... and it goes on and on and on!!!! Thank you so very much Terri!!!! There you have it - my "Fall Christmas Present!!"
There you go sports fans. Thanks for stopping by - do come again.