In response to several requests, I took some photos of my new wonder bag but, honestly, it just looks like a black rectangle with zippers and a handle, so I won't show it here. A bit shy and not very photogenic, my new bag. It's working out quite nicely, the two of us, so maybe this one might last the distance.
On a totally different subject, I discovered a new applique blog last night - One Piece at a Time. It has a great series of posts about how to make a pieced Feathered Star block and the owner, Erin Russek, is currently sharing free patterns for her applique block of the month quilt, Florabunda. She has lots of terrific applique tips, too.