This is the pattern for my lunchbag, in case I forget again. It is another thing I should do more often. I had forgotten what I did the first time to make it, and waited until it was in sorry shape to make another one. It is a fat quarter laid out like an 'H', with two small squares cut out. Then, the two top lines on each side are sewn tog3ether. Then, the remaining parts get sewn together in a gusset like shown below. Then, a drawstring seam is made all around the entire bag and it is finished.
We went to the store tonight intending to spend some of the bonus on a bicycle for Esme. She had outgrown her old one last summer. We got a remarkably good deal on it because it had been put in the wrong place. We didn't expect that - we actually thought we were going for a cheaper bike than the one we originally looked at. That seemed to be the best one for the money. When it turned out to be actually more expensive at the register we did get to buy it for the price tag that had been on it (but wasn't correct). We felt really lucky and also glad we didn't have to go back and have Esme choose again after going through everything the first time. This bike will give her some room to grow - although she almost has to learn to ride again it has been so long. Mostly, just get over the fear of falling off of it and the fact that the brakes are only on the handles and not also on the pedals.