Thursday, September 30, 2010

It's Apple Season

Fall is often equated with apples... rosey red, crisp, delicious apples. For me, apples conjure up memories of ventures we had as kids. Each year, without fail, my parents piled all of us into the station wagon and we headed north to apple country in upstate New York for a day of meeting up with aunts, uncles, and cousins for lots of serious apple picking and a cookout. Yes, we typically grilled a great lunch at the orchard. Great memories...great laughs.

For Mo's challenge this week, DT member, Paola, challenged us to alter something. I decided to make a gift bag for some delicious homemade applesauce for a friend I'll be visiting.  Meet Mo's digital stamp Sadie with Apples. She was the perfect inspiration for my project.

I used beautiful coordinated fabrics from a local quilt shop for the bag and bows that I created. Sadie was enlarged to fit the kraft shopping bag perfectly and she was colored with Copics.

I'll have a really cool trick for having apples on hand for holiday pies on my food blog shortly. If you love apple pie, you might want to check it out.

This very homey bail-type jar of applesauce was made using local Kansas apples. It's a combination of Jonathan's as well as red and golden Delicious apples and cinnamon. It's like eating a fresh apple in every bite.

With a recessionary economy, there's quite a resurgence of home canning that's going on. What a great thing for me to pass on and show my friends. For a NYC kid, I'm pretty proud of the canning projects I've accomplished over the years. Perhaps you will give this wonderful form of culinary art a try?

I'm hoping that you are enjoying Fall as much as I am.  Take care, friends and thanks so much for stopping by. Be safe in all you do.

Sending hugs,


Anonymous said...

ooohhh, love that bag and the whole autumny display. Sweet image and you certainly did it justice.

Violets Corner said...

What a wonderful gift! Your friend will love it. The fabrics works so well with the wonderful image.


Flip-Flop Creations said...

This is amazing Peggy! Your friend will definately love it. What a great package. ~jeni :)

Jackie said...

What a fabby idea using the fabric, and also the cinnimon sticks. (and whats in the jar sounds very scrummy too. ) :). Beautifully coloured image as always.x Jackie x

Elaine L. said...

This project is beautiful! I love the fabric on the bag. It was the kind of thing I had hoped more people would do for my fabric challenge. That image is just fabulous, isn't it?! You've colored it so well, too!

Maria Matter said...

so beautiful Peggy! lovely coloring!

Cathy said...

You never cease to amaze me GF. You always come up with the neatest projects. Love it.

Rosemary said...

That gift bag is a present on its own, your friend is going to love it! All of the elements come together to make a beautiful project.

Playing with Paper said...

Oh WOW Peggy!! Love them great ideas! So beautiful I love your bag!!

ahlers5 said...

Your blog is such an insopiration and the photography is amazing. Love the bag! i think I may use that idea to make Chrismas goodie bags for friens at work.

Dru said...

Peggy, everything is just gorgeous and what a lovely gift! Everything looks beautiful.

paola said...

This really is one of those little gifts from the heart, home made apple sauce to go with it too, wish i lived closer, and i love how you used the cinamon sticks too, looks real YUMMY!!

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous, Peggy. I can smell the cinnamon from here.

JazzyH said...


Angie Williams said...

Gosh this is just so gorgeous!

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