I notice that a few more people have signed up as followers. Welcome. You might wish to check some of the previous blogs as they contain free patterns. I am, eventually, going to get them put into one area for easier access.
This photo, which I have shown before, is a free pattern that is on my web page (www.arkangelcreations.org). You could make the bag pattern without the block if you wish and it is easy to resize. Perhaps a small one for the grandchildren to use on an Easter egg hunt.
We are filtering our maple syrup this morning before putting it in jars. It is a s-l-o-w process. I don't think there is a quicker way to do it so we just have to wait. That was the royal we as my husband is doing this step. My job is the canning.