Photo Finish Friday

While we were in Las Vegas for Thanksgiving week, we did a side trip to the Hoover Dam. Have you ever been? It is a quite impressive engineering feat, especially for the time it was built (1931-1936). This is a photo of the overflow towers if the water gets too high. Of course, I love the sky and the light on the mountains in the background too! This photo was taken from the Nevada side of the dam. I walked across the bridge to the Arizona state side as well and in doing so I finally hit all 50 of the United States! I wanted to do this before the end of my 50th year of life. Done! Have an absolutely fabulous weekend. XOXO--Teresa

UPDATE: Santiago, CHILE Chapter

Patricia is really knocking it out of the park down in Chile! Look at all the pretty bags she has made and now I want to go there just to hang out at that Farmer's Market! Keep it up Patricia and stay safe. XOXO--Teresa

Dear Teresa and David!

Hope everything is going well with you, saw that it is starting to get cold over there?

Lots of things happened in Chile since our last communications by the end of October. Times of turmoils, of unrest, and it has not ended yet, unfortunately. Probably you read in the news...

On my side, also because of this situation the owner of the company where I worked decided to close office in Santiago and leave to Miami (his daughters and grandchildren live there). The good thing is: I have more time!!   On the other hand, I started pursuing my own business, and have my hands full!   but I am quite optimistic that this one, and Chile, will have a brighter future in times to come.  

Now I am finding out how to create a new IG session so I start promoting the whole idea, and getting friends and others involved. 

All the best to you. 
Santiago, Chile Chapter


Just some things going on around here. I fixed some holes in my favorite pajama pants and now I like them EVEN MORE!

 In October (delayed posting, ugh) I made yet another baby dino hatching egg costume.
I love having all my ladies here every other Sunday to work on bags. That's Bagette Jackie on the left, she is an amazing handle sewist. Bagette Terri there on the right has started her own chapter in Arvada, CO after hearing about Green Bag Lady from her sister in Nebraska! Crazy. She is going gangbusters and making TONS of bags. Yay Terri!
Some more of my ladies, Lori on the left is SO helpful, she serges, sews, cuts, matches, does it all! Loretta in the middle is a mere 96! She's awesome. Sherry on the right is also an amazing handle sewist but will be out for a bit due to a broken wrist. She fell on ice, gah! But, she had surgery and it went well. Keep her in your thoughts and prayers. :)
Anissa is Bagette Jackie's granddaughter and comes every so often to stuff pet beds and keep us all young! Bagette Teresa (right) is such a great helper and brings Loretta with her. She is also a great bag giver and advocate for Green Bag Lady.
Not pictured is Bagette Tami who is lovely and has been with me since the formation of this chapter. She is a great sewist and ironer! Thanks to all who pitch in and help, can't do it without you! Cheers--Teresa

UPDATE: Munnsville/Syracuse East, NEW YORK Chapter

I LOVE that they had a Plastic Free Holiday Bazaar! I would have gone for sure! Teresa
So...i was again remiss in taking pictures but here's one that someone took of Bagette Maggie R. handing out our 75 bags at the Plastic Free Holiday Bazaar...

Bagette Marlene
New York

Christmas Freebie WINNERS!

Congratulations to the following lucky folks:

WINNERS of the 20x2 Green Bag Lady Christmas shopping bags are:

Wally J, MI
Cecilia W, MI
Edna H, FL
JoAnn P, OK
Melissa A, GA
Marcella J, ID

Betty J, ID
Karen E, MI
Dianna S, MT
Tracy C, CO
Candi W, ID
Sue G, MT

Cindy H, AL
Marie W, CA
Jackie H, FL
Robin C, OH

Please look for an email from Bagette Dad. He will be asking for your mailing address so we can send you your prize. PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDER. We have issues with emails going to spam. Thanks and enjoy!

The emails will look like this:
Green Bag Lady, ChristmasFreebie_12_2019

Christmas FREEBIE! 2 bags each WINNER!

I mean, c'mon! How cute are these??? Get your holiday going on! These are great for shopping AND wrapping! Whoooo wouldn't want to get a gift in that owl bag? 20 winners will get TWO bags each! Good luck people!

To enter to win:
•LEAVE A COMMENT, IN THE COMMENT LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IN THIS FORMAT: name(at)something(dot)com it is important to spell out DOT and AT so you don't get spam, if you DO NOT leave an email address, you will not be entered in the freebie.

IN YOUR COMMENT YOU MUST STATE YOUR COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE. IF YOU DON'T, WE WILL NOT CONSIDER YOUR ENTRY. The US Postal Service is implementing NEW regulations for overseas shipping.

•DEADLINE FOR THE FREEBIE IS 7pm PST MONDAY Dec 9 (winners will be notified no later than Tue, Dec 10 via email and here on the blog so CHECK BACK!)

Don't forget to leave us your email and your country! We will only contact you if you win.

20 people will be chosen to win bags from all qualified entries.

One entry per person. If you enter more than once, all your entries will be disqualified.

We will ship a limited number of shopping bags internationally. You MUST use English for your comments. Do the best you can, use Google Translate if necessary.  Non-English comments will be removed.

Good luck!!!!! Teresa

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Photo Finish Friday

Look what is looking in my house! Love!
Welp, I meant to post more yesterday, was in the process, then got sidetracked by a migraine. Ugh. No, I hadn't added in any more foods lately and I didn't eat anything weird so no idea. Which, is always worse than not being able to pinpoint something to avoid in the future. Gah. I'm beginning to think that I may never know all the causes and just have to deal. Big sigh. But, it does make me appreciate the healthy days all the more, so, bring on those healthy days! I'm hosting a holiday sale at my house tonight and tomorrow so good thing it didn't interfere with that. If you are in the area, please come! You can get info on the TeresaMade facebook page. Cheers! Teresa

UPDATE: Dorsten, Germany

Look at all the great bags that Carola is making all on her own. If anyone is reading this from Dorsten, shoot me an email and I'll get you in touch. Keep up the great work Carola! Teresa

Hi Teresa, 

Bagette Carola has been sewing on her own in Dorsten, Germany and hopes for more helpers to start a group there. I think she will be thrilled if featured on the blog. She delivers the finished bags to the civic information office of Dorsten and they distribute to members of the community with our message for fabric bags against plastic/paper. By posting an info flyer at the info office, we are hope to spread the word so more people will join in and form a group!! One picture with Carola and the two ladies of info office. The bags hanging on the curtain rod show how she used little table center doilies – sewed them on the outside as pockets.

Bagette Audrey
Green Bag Lady Germany

UPDATE: Edmonds, Washington Chapter

Hi Teresa.

The Washington Chapter of Green Bag Lady has been busy in Edmonds, WA. Here are some photos of our October and November meetings. Thanks to Bagette Linda for hosting us in her home.

Bagette Barbara

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