Quilt Testers In Action

Quilt Testers In Action


Friday, April 15, 2011

Friday In The Garden, And A Few Other Things

There has been a fair amount of sewing going on here this week. I finished my friend's handbag, which unfortunately  I forgot to take a picture of before giving to her. It was done in Asian-inspired fabrics, and was quite elegant.

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. 


d. moll, l.ac. said...

OH, love the pic of the kitteh tail and shadow. Your new bag is lovely with all it's pockets. Our best to Wesley <3

Katie :o) said...

Love the neighborhood lion! Especially the way his tail frames the daffies! The owl seems to like the new purse, too....

Lisa said...

I love your new bag! Love the pattern and color scheme.

The neighborhood lion is a busybody, isn't he? I hope all of the neighbors are as good-natured about it as you are? for his sake?

Hope you and Weasley are well.

The Vegetarian Hunter said...

that is funny, the lion really does want to be in every picture.
I like your bag, its is very happy. I have been thinking of making one for some time but I have so many UFO's to finish I have been putting off starting something new.
The only green we have here are my houseplants as old man winter refuses to get lost! We got 15 cm on Thursday and it is snowing again right now. boo.

Friend of the Animals said...

I too love the tail photo! All are great pics.