I just returned from sunny Florida this afternoon. Ughhh... back to the cold of the North East. Even though Florida was a little cool for their standards, it was still SO much warmer than it is here. But there were some storms mixed in with that sunny, warm weather! We were visiting our grandson and his parents, who live very close to Orlando International Airport, where they clocked wind speeds in the 80-90 mph range during a nasty storm on Sunday that passed through quickly, leaving downed trees and power outages. Of course, I was out shopping with my DIL when it happened and we were pretty much oblivious to the storm until we came out of Target and saw all the damage.
But the next day was sunny and very pleasant, although not super warm. But warm enough to sit outside and soak up some of that wonderful Florida sunshine. I wish I could have bottled some and brought it home with me - although I'm sure TSA would have found a way to prohibit it...
I missed last Tuesday's Tasting Table post because I was up to my eyeballs in projects, packing, and lots of other things too numerous to list. But I did manage to make a birthday gift for my daughter, and now that she has received it, I can share it with you without ruining the surprise. I made another one of my downsized City Bags for her. She admired this grey & white paisley fabric when she was here visiting a couple of months ago, so I decided to pair it with her favorite shade of dark periwinkle blue. I really wanted to find it in a faux leather, like the brown I've been using on other bags, but couldn't find anything. So I resorted to using Duck Cloth (kind of a light-weight canvas) and I sprayed it with a fabric protector to make it more durable. From what I hear, she loves it... :)