Well, I beat it. Big grins! :) I drafted my own template (don't know why the one sent didn't work - they are almost identical) .... starched the fabrics, cut carefully, sewed with my #57 Patchwork Foot ... and got a winner. Well, at least I got a 32 blade Dresden Plate of the specified color arrangement that lays flat and tidy.
Tomorrow morning I will applique it to the allotted background fabric and mail it off to its Daddy. Grin.
I have Wool Club in the afternoon at Springwater Designs ... Faithful Circle guild meeting in the evening ... and gotta pack 'cause I'm leaving on Tuesday morning to see my sweet grandson (and my daughter and son-in-law, of course:). I hear he now smiles back - gotta get some of that for myself. :)
Also going to swing by Kansas and visit my niece Amy, her family, my other three nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews ... family is wonderful.