The weather has been unseasonably cool this week - in the mid-60's (rather than the more usual 80's to 90's) - and rainy for several days. We actually had to turn our heat back on (instead of the air conditioning we've been running). Brrr! Made me go seek out socks and a scarf to wear. :)
Yesterday I procraftinated for a while and made a coin purse for the swap this month in the Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild. I used a pattern I bought last month from the Bear's Paw folks who came to guild and talked about bags, purses and various interfacing products. You can see a photo at the top of this blog. I made the smallest size (of the four given) for the swap and embellished it with some very simple hand embroidery.
It was really fun to make (even though I ended up attaching the zipper by hand) and I'm looking forward to sewing up the other sizes. I think a set of these would make a great gift. :)
Other than that little bit of sewing, I spent the day being cold and staying warm.
Today was the monthly 'Demo Day' at the Photoscraps store in Sykesville. They do card make-and-take classes (there were 9 different cards to do today) from 11 - 4. I had a great time (haven't been able to get to Demo Day for months) and made a bunch of cards to send. Got to see Alice I., too. She missed our staff get together last Wednesday because one of her pups was really sick and at the vet (heart problems). Besides the cards I made today, I bought 8 kits from past months to make here at home. I should be pretty well supplied with cards to mail out for a while, eh?