Wednesday, September 21, 2011

It Was Like Christmas 94 Days early!!!

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!!
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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!!"
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There you go sports fans.  Thanks for stopping by - do come again.

Take care,
edgar

29 comments:

Jules said...

Wow, lots of great stuff there!

Thanks for sharing your findings on "Stone Fruit".

Cindy's Stitching said...

Woohooo. Good for you Edgar. It is always nice to receive a package like that. Only a stitcher can appreciate those goodies.

Teresa said...

WOW that stash you keep you busy for awhile. What a generous package.
We all learned about "stone fruit" today.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches
PS - I see I will be receiving the traveling ABC pattern from you. I will look forward to seeing when you stitch it knowing I will be next.

Parsley said...

WOW! I just love stitchy bloggers. They all have such kind hearts.

Charity C. said...

Wow what a lovely gift. It really does look like it's Christmas!! Can't wait to see more of your stitching!

Elisa said...

ooooo lovely stash to fondle Edgar...enjoy xx

Mouse said...

ooooo can't wait for mine to arrive now .. you got some great goodies there Edgar :) hurry up mr postie ..lol :) love mouse xxxx

Beth said...

Your post made me think about what my daughter told me yesterday. There are a lot of fruit trees at her apartments, her unit is very close to a white peach tree, she said there is a squirrel who every day gets a peach, sits on her wall and chucks the pit into her patio, and then he goes back for 3 or 4 servings before he's done, each one getting chucked into her patio. I can just picture how cute that is. I love your package of goodies, how beautiful, you lucky thing you!

dixiesamplar said...

I had to laugh at the "stone fruit" post...that was what my great-grandma called peaches, LOL! I think it's a southern thing too :o)

So glad you are happy with your goodies...I had the best time finding things to send your way. Enjoy them, you deserve it!!

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Penny said...

Congratulations on the goodies! That's what I would call a dream package.

Nancy said...

Congratulations on winning all those goodies! Terri really knows how to make a give away winner feel special!

marly said...

Holy rotini. That is the mother of all giveaways!

Sharon said...

Oh my golly! what fun you must have had rolling in all that fun stash! I'm glad you won such a great give-a-way! Thanks for sharing! :)

Berit said...

Awesome goodies! :D Gosh is Christmas really so close upon us?!

Deborah said...

Lots of great stuff. I love the DT design. I have it hanging in my family room.

Lynn said...

It's true what they say that you learn something new everyday! I didn't know all of that either. Thanks for the tidbit.
OMG that is an incredible win!! Terri is very generous. That haul should keep you busy for some time!
Congrats.

DonnaTN said...

What a wonderful and generous give away. Fun real candy and eye candy!

Karen said...

What a great giveaway!

Shelly said...

What a win Edgar! But I'm still stuck on superior ovaries!

Denise said...

Holy Smokes that was a GIVEAWAY!

Good for you!

Sherry :o) said...

What an awesome giveaway - you lucky guy! And what a generous giver. I use my darning egg and love it...don't do it very often, but I do...

Anne said...

Wow!! What's a lovely giveaway you won! You will have loads to do now so get busy and start stitching :D

Jennifer said...

Thank you for the info on stone fruit. I was going with the "big pit theory" as well. You learn something new everyday. Wow, what an amazing give-a-way. I'm eye-balling that bird chart on the upper left and that gorgeous over dyed linen, especially the rust colored piece. I need to organize a give-a-way myself. I didn't realize that I've hit (and now surpassed) my 200th post.

Lucy said...

You hit the Mother-load!!!

Kathy A. said...

Oh my - now that's a win!!!! Spectacular.
And thanks for filling us in on stone fruit. I was wondering what that was.

Peggy Lee said...

Looks like you hit the jackpot there my friend!
Congrats!

Kate said...

Congrats on winning the giveaway. It looks like you have lots to do now. What are you going to do first?

Akila said...

Ooohh, look at alll the goodies. Congrats