Photo Finish Friday

I’ve had more company this week. My sister and BIL are here for the week. We’ve been going on lots of walks with their puppy, breathing mountain air, eating good food and building a puzzle. Hope you’ve had a good week leading into a great weekend. XOXO—Teresa



Photo Finish Friday

Hey there! Hope you are enjoying your weekend. I’ve been busy this week with 2 of my fav cousins visiting and I turned 55 on Thursday. Double Nickles! We took the cousins to Red Rocks Amphitheater today for a look see and lots of stairs. It was a perfect day to get out and I feel so lucky I live near this gorgeous venue. Enjoy the rest of the weekend! Teresa



Photo Finish Friday

Boy, I sure do love the sun shining on crisp, untouched snow. So gorgeous. We are getting more snow right now so I’m sure to wake up to a beautiful landscape tomorrow. Plans include sewing (of course), cooking and talking to my daughters. All great things to do inside where it’s warm. Cheers to a great weekend for you! ☀️❄️☃️πŸ’š Teresa


UPDATE: Maine Chapter

Bagette Barbara is the best! Look at what she has organized in Maine! So great. I love to see the project continuing to spread far and wide and Barbara is one of the people who has been instrumental in helping set up chapters in all the places she has lived. She is amazing. Thank you Barbara, Debi and all the other Maine Bagettes for your hard work and generosity. Teresa

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Hi Teresa--

February 8, 2024, I hosted the first Green Bag Lady event at the Common Good Soup Kitchen, in Southwest Harbor. It was super fun! 

Here are some photos you may post on your blog. The photo of me (first photo) was taken by the MD Islander reporter, Jess Cummings.

I showed the bagettes and reporter the video you had made in Nashville around 2011 explaining the GBL Project. They loved it, especially hearing about Bagette Dad. I told everyone that I have been involved in the GBL Project since 2010 when I met you in Nashville.

Bagette Debi, who has been helping with the Maine Chapter of the GBL Project since 2020, is also the new Director of Common Good Soup Kitchen. GBL has been offered the use of the Common Good space for sewing events. On Thursday, there were 3 Bagettes, Debi, me, and others who stopped by to check us out. We made and donated around 20 fabric bags to Common Good to use for their food bank recipients.

The local newspaper sent a reporter who subsequently posted an online story.

The next event is scheduled for Saturday, March 9th from 9:30 to noon at the Common Good Soup Kitchen in Southwest Harbor, Maine.  All volunteer "Bagettes" who attend will receive a free Green Bag Lady fabric shopping bag. Everyone is welcome. No experience needed. B.Y.O.M. (machine), sewing scissors, iron, and ironing board, if possible. Fabric will be provided. 

BarbaraπŸ’š
Coordinator - Maine Chapter
Green Bag Lady Project







UPDATE: Guantanamo, CUBA Chapter

First of all, how cool is it that we have a chapter in Cuba? Then, how amazing is it that the chapter is a mom and 2 daughters. I love EVERYTHING about this! Way to go Grace, Jane and Irene, you are simply the BEST! Keep up the sewing and spreading the word--Teresa :) :) <3 <3

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Bagette Daughters, Jane and Irene gave away bags today at our local craft fair.  It was great to hear them explain the project  and why they see for it. I am super proud of them.

Bagette Grace, Chapter Coordinator, Guantanamo, CUBA


Shirt to First Aid Kit Upcycle

I've been really cleaning out my sewing area as of late. Too much fabric, too many unfinished projects, etc. Sound familiar? I had a shirt from Big Girl's (Margaux's) undergrad days that she no longer wears. She put it in the Goodwill box but I pulled it out thinking I could do something with it. Finally, this morning I made a first aid kit out of it. I saved the buttons for future use. Margaux is going to be a Girl Scout camp director this summer and thought it would come in handy to put in a back pack for hiking. 

Included in the kit: sunscreen, first aid lotion, bandaids, hair ties, safety pins, nail file, lip balm, matches, ear plugs, sewing kit (sliver tube) and ibuprofen. Think I got it covered? Turned out pretty cute and useful! Teresa





UPDATE: Wichita, Kansas Chapter

Look at all these great bags that Bagette Mary and her fellow sewists made! Simply fabulous! What lovely bags for a wonderful cause. Keep up the great work Wichita! :) Teresa

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Hi Teresa, 

This is four of our Bagettes that made 150 bags for the Warming Souls winter shelter in Wichita.  (Two other sewers were not there for the picture)

Have a good weekend!
Bagette Mary, Chapter Coordinator, Wichita, KS


Photo Finish Friday

Love some of the views in my neighborhood. I'll be keeping warm, sewing and getting through a long "to do" list this weekend. How about you? Wishing you love and laughter--Teresa


Workday Wednesday

I got to make a whole batch of pouches as a special order for a mother and daughter in my neighborhood. It was so fun. They brought me most of the fabric they had picked out. The daughter has a 3 year old who is into dinosaurs (obviously). The daughter wanted a teeny size of the stand up pouch in the butterfly fabric. I have never made them that small but they turned out great. I also got to make a couple of my quilted shoulder totes that are lined and have a button closure on the front. Such fun ladies to work with and cute fabrics too. :) What are you working on? Teresa




Photo Finish Friday

Happy weekend! It’s a cold, frosty, overcast day in the mountains. The photo looks black and white even though it’s not. I’m planning some sewing and reading of my book club book in front of a roaring fire. Hope you are toasty and productive too. πŸ˜ŠπŸ”️☃️ Teresa