Here's the bag that I finished for Karen who is retiring from 30 years of service and work in the Agriculture Department of Placer County. She will really be missed. So, maybe a few bugs will remind her of all of us still working toward the same goal.
The inside of the bag. Granted: not some expensive, consumer-driven bag with a "name brand" (although I DO have my own labels...does that make it a "name" brand?) but, nevertheless, a bag hand-made by me with fabric that I already had in my stash so I didn't need to purchase more. It gave me a great sense of satisfaction to be able to get back to my drawing again. I miss it! Hello Fall---here I come, pens in hand, ready to hit the paper!
And, here's another bag I made last night and finished up this morning. It is a birthday gift for my friend at work who turned 60 today. She is having a party this afternoon and probably couldn't have picked a better day. It is SO cool; almost cold really. Clouds have come in, there is moisture in the air, and the wind is blowing. I quite enjoy parties where you get to bundle up with lots of clothes. Hot, summer parties are not quite my style. I guess in that respect, I am like Willow. She stays inside when it is hot. If I didn't HAVE to be outside in the heat, you can bet I wouldn't be. And, as I sit here typing this, I hear the patter of rain drops hitting the roof! YIPPEE!!!! A change in the weather. It only puts me closer to Fall. Goodbye Summer, hello Fall.