Japan Day 2

Tour of Arashiyama shrines and temples and Bamboo Forest, Monkey Park. Nara: Todai Temple, Deer Park and Kasuga Shrine. Also dinner with lovely Japanese college students and outside market.

Japan Day 1

Day 1: Kyoto, Japan: Golden Pavilion, Kimono Show at Textile Center, Nijo-jo Castle, lunch at the mall food court (not kidding) and Fushimi Inari Shrine. My feet hurt. 

BLOG BREAK + Photo Finish Friday

Some bucks in my neighborhood.
Wow! (thanks Wendy)

Beautiful prints.

Take me there. 

HILARIOUS!!!! (thanks Cindy)

I'll ask around while I'm in Japan!

I hope everyone follows these rules on my flight tomorrow!

It's finally here folks, I'm going to JAPAN! Little Girl and I are going on a tour with her school and I'm so excited. I've never been anywhere near that part of the world. Squeeeee! Of course, I'm NOT excited about the long flights there and back. Sigh. I'll be posting lots of pics after I get back. See you in about a week. Don't miss me too much, ha! XOXO--Teresa

UPDATE: NEW YORK, Syracuse Area Chapter

This is so great I can barely stand it. I LOVE this idea and the photos are so pretty too! YAY! Way to go Margaret and all your helpers there in Syracuse. :) Teresa

We made 72 bags to offer as premiums for purchasing a peony blossom for $1. They ended up being VERY popular because the bags made the bottles easier to carry. The club was skeptical about this endeavor in July 2018 when I first pitched it 🤔... not so much anymore, because next year we plan to give away 100. I'd consider that a success.

Most of my 63200-299 bags were earmarked for this event, the other 28 went to Maxwell Memorial Library, the Spectrum News reporter Briana Smith whose report sparked at least 2 other groups to start up and random give-aways at other PR opportunities. 
Btw, the boy spent the last of his allowance on that peony bud and he chose the bag himself. Very gratifying to see.
Syracuse, NY Chapter

California Bag!

Hi, Teresa,

Sending the picture by email is going to work!

I love my pretty pink Dot bag.  It is my new bingo bag!

Thank you so much!

Penni W.

ANNOUNCING: Mallorca, SPAIN Chapter!

So excited to announce our first chapter in SPAIN! YAY! Look at these lovely ladies and all the beautiful bags they are making. They are giving them away when people make purchases in their shop, how cool is that? Love love LOVE!!!! Keep it up Andrea and Aina! Teresa

Here you hace the fotos from the first bagettes un Spain.

Best whishes and happy environment day
Andrea and Aina
Chapter Coordinators
Mallorca, Spain

Amy Butler WINNERS!

Congratulations to the following lucky folks:

WINNERS of the 20 Green Bag Lady Amy Butler shopping bags are:

Mary J, CA
Brenda O, CA
Michelle V, NJ
Mandie D, AK
Barbara F, AL
Louise A, SWEDEN

Nienke V, NETH
Lindsey V, NY
Cindy W, MI
Wendy S, CA
Margo D, CO
Regina H, TX

Allison R, TN
Rimanda G, CA
Tracey T, MD
Lizette G, CO
Betty J, ID
Beth T, OR

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, AmyButler_6_2019

Amy Butler FREEBIE!

Before I went to Germany, I asked both Amy Butler and Harmony for some fabric to make bags to take with me. Both of them were so sweet and sent lots of cute material. Below are some of the happy recipients of Amy Butler bags. Amy has been a wonderful supporter of Green Bag Lady for years. We heart her and her designs! 

I didn't have room in my suitcase for a ton of bags and still had some fabric left over. Thought I would give 20 of you lovely readers a chance to win one of these great bags. Good luck! 

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 WEDNESDAY June 5 (winners will be notified no later than Thursday, June 6 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

Moved Big Girl to Philadelphia last weekend. We visited the art museum there and got to hang with
Monet, Van Gough and Cezanne. Good times! Of course, my girls are the true works of art, ha! :)


And, for dessert.



Plastic recycling is broken.

Hubby and Little Man get home today after a week in the Bahamas for a Boy Scout trip on a boat. Cool, huh? I hope they aren't sunburned! I think we have a pretty mellow weekend ahead. Looking forward to sleeping, cleaning my sewing room and meeting my Bagettes on Sunday. Hope your weekend is fabulous! Come back tomorrow for an awesome freebie. :) Teresa


Little Girl and I met Bagette Barbara (Seattle, Washington Chapter) for tea at the Brown Palace Hotel in downtown Denver. You may remember that Barbara was one of my Bagettes in Nashville, then she moved to Colorado about a year before me and helped out with the chapter here before moving to Washington. Once there, she set up the chapter in Seattle. A tri-state Bagette! The bottom photo is from 2013 when Barbara first invited me for tea at BPH. What a treat! It was Little Girl's first time there but she loved it.
 Of course, Barbara brought along a Green Bag Lady bag for a photo!
 Barbara's Colorado friend Donna met us too. She was also at the 2013 tea as well.
 Cheers in November of 2013!
Thanks Barbara, I do think we have started a tradition! :) Teresa