My daughter is a red velvet nut so when I saw these red velvet sugar cookies over at Creme de la Crumb, I knew I had to make them for her for Valentine's day. And they didn't disappoint. The recipe for the cookie is different than any cookie I've made, but both Cassidy and my middle son, Alex, swear they are wonderful. I haven't tried them because I'm trying to avoid too much in the way of sweets, but if the icing is any indication, they are absolutely right.
Saturday, I had 15 hours of sitting on gym bleachers. Yes, 15. I knew I'd go absolutely nuts sitting there twiddling my thumbs for that long so I grabbed some yarn and a crochet hook and a pattern off ravelry and went to work.
I haven't crocheted in years so I really didn't plan to work on something I'd keep, just something to keep my hands busy. But, my friends, I had fun with this. Trouble is, I don't have enough of the yarn to finish, have no idea what the yarn is to try to get more, so the project stops there. So I did make a trip to the store Sunday to get some yarn to take with me next weekend, enough to complete the project I'm going to be working on. Chances are, you'll see more crochet work here in the future.
Sunday, I was finally able to start working on my quilting projects again. First up, the frogs for this week's installment of the Elephant Parade QAL.
I still need to do the handwork on them, but they are adorable. The green one is for the Elephant Parade QAL and the pink and blue ones are for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.
Speaking of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, I also finished up the second block for the quilt that so scrappy designed. This time it's a bear paw block framed by the sawtooth star. I really had to dig deep into the scrap bin to find the pinks for this month.
Next up, I did this month's block for the Not So Last Minute Christmas Quilt Along. This month we are making the bell...
After working on this block, I thought that it would probably be good to walk y'all through it as it was a bit more difficult than last month. Be looking for that later today.
And last, but certainly not least, we have this month's block for the Fat Quarter Shop's Snapshots QAL. This month is the sewing machine.
I'm using my Miss Kate fabrics for this quilt along and absolutely love how this one turned out.
Okay, y'all, you're all caught up with me now. Today we have the linky party for your leader/ender projects here. And it's not too late to join in our Not So Last Minute Christmas Quilt Along.
Today I'm linking up with Patchwork Times for Design Wall Monday, Monday Makers, BOM's Away at Whatahoot, Choose Your Own Block Along at Live a Colorful Life, Show and Tell Tuesday at I have to say, and Let's Be Social at Sew Fresh Quilts and My Quilt Infatuation for NTT Thursday.