I also finished my own new bag. "Elegant" isn't quite the word for this one, but it's bright cheeriness makes me happy.
There are lots of pockets inside, and a fabric whose message makes me smile every time I see it.
Now I just need to decide what to do with the old one, which still has lots of good fabric in it. Some recycling is in order.
Speaking of recycling, The Leominster Art Center is holding a Recycled Art Sculpture Contest. Entries have already started to come in, and they are amazing. This is Colette A. Shumate-Smith with her recycled young woman. I forgot to ask the official name of the piece. Colette works in many different mediums, but her ceramic tile murals made using the raku process are especially intriguing. You can see part of one in the upper right corner of this picture.
In this picture, the young woman seems to be looking with envy at the cyclist, made from spare parts by the kids in the Leominster High School's Center for Technical Education.
Meanwhile, back in the garden, the green is bursting out all over. The Neighborhood Lion has been spending a lot of time in our yard, catching rays, and other things.
He seemed to be determined to get in every picture today.
He followed me all around the yard, occasionally attacking my shoelaces. Here he is popping out from underneath some of the grasses that are waiting to be cut back.
Finally, adding a little movement to the daffodil and red-twig dogwood picture...
And then gone, off to visit someone else.
We are supposed to have a very nice weekend here, with just a little rain overnight on Saturday to water some freshly planted seeds. I hope you have a good one, also, with lots of sun.