Traditionally at this time of year, you would find me bottling fruit. It is a chore I both love and abhor: I love eating the fruit in the middle of the winter and it brings me great satisfaction to see the beautiful rows of the preserved harvest, but I don’t love the work of gathering fruit, peeling and cutting out bruises and bugs or sweltering in the kitchen for hours with a hot water bath. Because we sold our house with the orchard a few months ago and have moved to a new house with only a few fruit trees (most of which our neighbors have kindly divested the fruit thereof), you can find me bottling a different kind of joy with the Perfectly Preserved stamp set from the Holiday catalog:
I know you can’t see it very well, but the bottle is stamped on a window sheet with StazOn ink and cut out with the coordinating Big Shot framelit so it looks like a glass jar! This kind of “Bottling” could become addicting 🙂 My card is a flipped version of the Clean & Simple sketch #206:
http://p.datastomp.com/9/3/39.jsUPDATE 9/20/12: Congrats Patrice! Send your snail mail addy to firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll send you this card! Thanks for your kind comments.