A week or so ago our local branch of the Australian Sewing Guild ran a bag making workshop with Kay Platts.
We had a fun day and came away with a few interesting patterns & techniques to try as well as the bag we worked on in the workshop - mine above. My daughter said it looks a bit country - a bootscooting bag? Unfortunately, I think she's right! I'm doing another one in blues & purples.
This quilted book cover was finished today, mostly done on my new sewing machine. The challenge with this was to use some really bad fabric. I've been buying some scrap bags of quilting fabric which are great value but there are always a few pieces that I hate. I did some free form piecing for the background, then added the embroidered denim square which I did years ago - it's finally found a place. Opened out cover below - the light is better on this pic.
Below: Marigolds flowering in our garden