Today I did the initial sewing on the face and hands for a Gypsy quilt block I am doing. Not much progress, but once the face was sewn, it had to be washed to remove the marker I used to mark the features for sewing. While that was drying, I worked on a new purse. It is made from thrift store items. The material was a man's shirt for 50 cents, the handles were from a 50 cent handbag that was otherwise trash, and the bamboo is a placemat which came from a brand new pack of four that they had marked at 90 cents! The flower on the front I made with my embroidery machine and I added tiny gems to the center of each flower for a little bling. It has two pockets and strap to hold pens and my ever present notebook. It is a little small for me, and I prefer a long handle, but I couldn't pass up those placemats! Not bad for 1.25! Can you tell I'm over winter?