A Blueberry Feast

It's Friday...YEAH!  You can probably tell by the photo what I have been up to this week!  I spotted this fabulous blueberry fabric and OF COURSE, immediately thought of the the shop up in Maine, Mainely Quilts, that sells my wares.  Blueberry fabric of ANY kind is difficult to find and to find one as nice as this one.....I was VERY pleased.  I am now kicking myself for only buying a yard of it.  First I made the apron.  Since this fabric is wicked expensive I decided to feature it in a tri-colored apron.  The blueberries are an indigo blue and when I found that orangey red fabric in my stash, I felt it was a match made in heaven.  I liked it so well that I went ahead with a table runner.  Next it was time to take all the scrapes and make up a few balsam sachets and one pillow.  I did not have enough balsam to fill up all twelve of the sachets...DAMN!  I am the first to admit that I have some various and sundry balsam pillows and sachets that have been kicking around for awhile so I dumped the balsam out of a few of them and mixed it in with the needles I stored in the freezer.  Time to fill up the Blueberry sachets and pillow...OH DARN...still don't have enough needles!  The balsam gets "processed" which means the branches get separated once they are dried from the needles out in our garage.  Since it has been above freezing only once in the last 6-8 weeks, there has not been any balsam processing going on...WAY to cold.  In an act of desperation, I went out to the garage to see if I could quickly shake enough needles loose to fill up the rest of the sachets.  What do I find when I go out to the garage??  Several cups of needles sitting there on top of the balsam processing station...NO WAY!!!!  AH, the leprechauns and the luck of the Irish came early this year! So, I am now all set to deliver this blueberry feast to Maine.  Since it is a bit of a trek, it may be a few weeks.  I am waiting for my new sewing cabinet to come in up at Nashua Saw & Vac which is in New Hampshire (see previous blog entry "Heading for the border") so I pick up the cabinet on my way up to Maine.  Sounds like a plan to me!