So, in the spirit of showing progress rather than waiting for the final product, here are some updates. My bag--it needs to be top stitched and the lining stitched shut. And my fancy tag--forgot to sew it in!
The garden--there's green! Okra and yellow squash are on their way.
And going against what I said about showing off things I've bought--some estate sale finds from yesterday. A Buddha for the yard and some pretty Vera napkins, three of which are pretty as in pretty stained. Oh well. The one clean one still makes me happy!