On a different note, I tried my hand at making a little coin purse this week. I had bought the purse frame, 2 of them actually, because I saw the coin purses over on Thearica's blog. I had to come up with a pattern, and this one is a bit longer than I want, so I'll probably re-do it to more closely resemble the smaller purses that Thearica has. I also want to work on it to make it feel more firmly attached, it feels like a good tug could separate the fabric from the clasp. All that's holding it is the little bit of hand stitching you can see on the clasp. It was a good use of my crazy quilting fabric though, with a shiny brocade on the outside, and a satin-like lining on the inside.
Let me close by saying I'm so thankful for the life I have with my family and friends. Each day I wake up with a "thank you" in my heart. Don't let Thanksgiving be a once-a-year event...make it continuous.