I started the Bonnie Hunter Mystery QAL Alletaire! The 1st week was 294 - 2 inch HST of your gray which is your constant and neutrals. The first clue was announced the day after Thanksgiving.
I didn't have them all cut out and sewn until last Friday which was the day that clue 2 came out. It takes me forever to square things up. By Friday afternoon I only had 150 squared up, and it had taken me about 8 hour. When I got home Friday I had a package waiting for me. I had taken advantage of a Black Friday/Cyber Monday deal from Connecting Threads, and purchased a set of 3 bloc- loc rulers. The price was really good.
I had started to work on Christmas presents before the great Thanksgiving clean up. The first up was a bag which I was making for one of my daughters. She lives in a downtown area, and so they walk to the grocery store almost on a daily basis. This is how the bag turned out, but it took me several times of cutting it out to get it right. I needed to cut 2 pieces for the outside which were 20 inches wide by 14 inches long, and the same for the lining. Lets just say that it took me two tries to get the dimensions right for both the exterior and interior. I even had to go and purchase more lining fabric because I did my cuts wrong, and of course I couldn't find the lovely brown fabric that I had purchased originally.
Next I wanted to make a few small snap bags to put gift cards in. I know that some of the blogs I read have done tutorials on them, but when I went in search for them, many of the pictures were gone, and there are times I am a visual learner so I really needed those pictures. I found a lot of tutorials but they were all a lot larger than I wanted. I started trying to make my own.
I began working on step 2 of Alletaire! Twenty sets of 4 decapitated geese. I began cutting my reds, and again. Miscount!
The only thing I managed to get right the past few days are these wonderful shortbread cookies which I found a recipe on Taste of Home.
The other thing that I do right is my great bloggy friends. I received this super sweet package in the mail from Barbara at Wont to be Quilter.