Photo Finish Friday

Just a girl near my house…
I'm in!

And, these!

These sound delicious. (decaf for me!)

These look interesting. My kids like zoodles anyway;

I have a thing for hanging baskets, #3 is my fav!

This makes me want to paint my 1/2 bath! (most walls in my house are white)

What are you up to this weekend? Not much for me tonight, except TON of laundry from hubby and Little Man returning from scout camp. Saturday night hubby and I are going to a concert (Kenny Loggins, Peter Cetera and Christopher Cross!) with some friends. Sunday, I'm meeting with my Green Bag Lady crew. Looking forward to it all! :) Teresa

Workday Wednesday

Lots of quality sewing time going on here. Made some eye pillow covers for a friend out of some Harmony Fabric.
 Made a christening gown from a grandmother's wedding dress. So fun! I love this kind of project.
In case you are interested, the wedding dress was a very simple cotton brocade so very easy to work with. I used an entire cuff of buttons for the back. I love how it turned out!
 Close up of the front. I seem to have lots of lace hanging around my sewing room, awesome to get to use it for something!
 This is a button from the other sleeve. Now, I need to work on the bonnet and booties. :)
 And, made a stack of 70 white cotton bags. Why? To tie dye of course!
Big Girl and I are teaching a tie dye/macrame course at this camp. I can't wait to see how they turn out! Teresa


Have you heard of Sugru? I ordered some a while back and finally used it! The hook on my vacuum broke making it impossible to wrap up the cord properly.
 I had to use 2 packs to get enough to make the "new" hook.
 Look! It works great.
Now, I need to fix part of my dishwasher. I've been putting it off since it has a 24 hour curing time. Let me know if you have used it to fix something! So far, I think it's awesome! Teresa

Independence Day WINNERS!

Congratulations to the following lucky folks:

WINNERS of the 20 Green Bag Lady shopping bags are:

Emilia L, OH
Peggy C, CA
Gail S, AR
Marianne K, MI
Bethany H, AL
Sam M, FL
Candi W, ID
Jennifer J, CA

Ashlie L, CA
Phyllis G . . . . NoResp
Amy M, NJ
Laura W, PA
Sue D, OH
Natalia L, BELARUS
Natalia R, RUSSIA
Jamie F, TN
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, IndependenceDay_6_2017

Independence Day FREEBIE!

We are a tad early to be discussing the 4th of July but I wanted to get these out to winners so they had time to use and enjoy them before the holiday. I have to tell you, there is something about red, white and blue that makes me smile. You too?? 20 fun bags to give away…

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.

•DEADLINE FOR THE FREEBIE IS 9pm (PST) Monday, June 19 (winners will be notified no later than Tuesday June 6 via email and here on the blog so CHECK BACK!)

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

We will randomly pick 20 people to win.

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

We will ship 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

I'm never going to stop posting photos for the sky here so you better get used to it! :)
What a nice article about Bagette Kathleen (Nashville).

I need these in my life.

Anyone tried these? I'm thinking they would be great for travel this summer.

Colorful donut party!

Cool house. Staircase!


Well, well, here we are at the weekend again. The weekends never seem quite as special in the summer, do they? I mean, they are still nice, but since my kids are around during the week, it blends into one big weekend all summer! Love! I just made a big batch of chocolate chip cookies and pizza dough for grilling tonight. We are having some friends over which is sure to be fun. It should be a lovely night on the deck! YOU? Teresa

Pretty Little Thing

Big Girl gave me this cute elephant planter for Christmas. It's taken me a while to figure out what I wanted to do with it. It's so adorable and I knew if I simply hung it on a wall in my house, no one would notice as all my wall are white. Blerg. Then, Little Man and I were at a garage sale and found this great frame for 50 cents! Instantly, I knew how to make the elephant stand out. I added a thin piece of spray painted wood in place of the glass and voila! The succulent plant was a gift from Little Girl. I love how it turned out!
 It now lives in my entryway with another cute elephant friend…

It's a bit of a challenge to water though! Teresa

Wonderful Wendy

Last week I got an email from the super sweet Wendy. She had lots of fabric she wanted to donated to Green Bag Lady. And, she lives in Boulder, CO! I told her I would be in Boulder on Monday speaking if there was any way she could meet me. She met me at MECR with her car full of yummy goodness! Oh my! This is one of the most colorful fabric donations to date!
 Check it out!
 So may pretty colors, patterns, fat quarters, etc.

Wendy even took the time to look up the pattern and determine that some of smaller pieces would be great for handles. She put all those pieces together and marked them for me!
The ironic thing about this whole donation is that I was just thinking that I needed more fabric for freebies. Currently, I have a lot of home decor fabric which makes AWESOME bags, but sadly is too thick (expensive) for shipping. I was really low on quilting cottons, especially nice ones for freebies. Then, the universe put Wendy in my life, problem solved! Thank you universe and thank you Wendy, you are both amazing! :) Teresa


I had the pleasure of speaking to a wonderful group of people yesterday. My friend and former colleague (at Belmont Univ), Merrie King, is the director of Montessori Education Center of the Rockies in Boulder. She has invited me to come for the last 3 years to speak to her teachers in training. There were about 100 lovely people. Look how cute they are…

 This is Merrie on the left and one of her students…

 I had so much fun! Thanks for inviting me Merrie! :) I hope everyone enjoys their bags! Teresa

California Bags!

Here are my bags mixing with other bags! I love reusing bags! It's pretty and most of all: no plastic! 💚💙❤️💜
Bag numbers 39,725 & 24,928

Bagette Emilia
Concow, CA 
Chapter Coordinator