happy earth day!

In celebration of Earth Day today, I thought I'd post a new little piece I just completed yesterday. Appropriately for Earth Day I took the health of our planet into consideration and did a bit of recycling. This piece is constructed from recycled grocery store and newspaper plastic bags with machine stitching in rayon thread and hand stitching in silk thread.
Escape 6"x6"   Natalya AikensĀ©2013
Escape detail

Here are some interesting sights that talk about recycling and health of our planet:
some interesting numbers
some scary numbers
plastic facts
how to recycle plastic bags

How do you recycle in your home?