|First they had to be sorted|
|then washed in smaller batches|
|Then finally pitted individually, frozen loose on baking sheets, and later bagged.|
I think they're beautiful :)
Now back to stitching (after scrubbing my hands really well LOL - though I did use food prep gloves for most of the pitting work! - I still use a vintage hand-held pitter) ..... In the past few days I've pulled out another of the Derwentwater Designs kits and I'm concentrating on stitching it with the goal to have it finished before mid-August. Here's the photo from the kit package, and my progress to date.
But another trip to the market today - I'm just hoping that the apricots aren't quite ready yet, as I need to do apricot jam this year, and I'd like to get more stitching completed first :)
Till later ......