And whoosh! It's December 9th. How the heck is this happening? Better start baking.
That is what the girls and I did on Saturday. We used the original Better Homes and Gardens Sugar Cookie Cutout recipe. My cookbook is about 35 years old, so you know it's made with the good stuff. And we topped them with Martha's royal icing recipe.
We've made these cookies from scratch for the last 9 years. It's mess, but totally worth it. We also make about 10 different colors of frosting. Pink and blue trees are totally acceptable.
This year Fidget helped, too. She was very protective of her cookies and her work.
There was so much green to use, so I got this crazy idea to gather long strips and sew them into the block. Autumn for me is all about textures, so I thought this added an unexpected crinkliness. I hope she likes it. I really hope it doesn't mess up the quilting part.
For the gathered edge that hangs off (bottom left in this picture), I left a topstitched edge hanging over the quilt square, so it wouldn't lose the gather before she attached this square to others. I can't wait to see how it all turns out.