Photo Finish Friday

We got snow again here this week. 6 inches! Gah. I mean, I know we need the water and all but it feels
more like January here than May! The kids are out of school now, let summer begin!
I love the sun shining through the frost on the trees in Steamboat. :)
Pluto may have an ocean.

I need to do this for Little Girl's grad party next year.

This looks super yummy.

These are so cool. Wouldn't mind one or two on my walls!

Wow. Little Man would love this. Have to file it away for his next birthday.

These are so cute and remind me of Bagette Dad. I should probably start crafting now?

The girls and I are headed to Philadelphia today, leaving the boys behind. Big Girl has an internship there for the summer and we are helping her get settled. I haven't been to The City of Brotherly Love since I was a kid. Looking forward to saying hey to the Liberty Bell and reenacting scenes from National Treasure. Enjoy a good long Memorial Day weekend. I'll be back here Tuesday. XOXO--Teresa

ANNOUNCING: Albany, Oregon Chapter!

Very excited to announce our newest chapter. Another one in Oregon, YAY! Look at these lovely bags Andrea has made. Keep up the great work and welcome to the Green Bag Lady family. :) Teresa
I have 6 bags so far and I'm hoping to be able to do at least 4 more. I'm making them for Books for Butte. I'm in Oregon and mailing them. I have several other bags to make. I'll put them in the mail in the morning.  I used numbers 64100-64105.  

Thank you!  Andrea
Albany, Oregon

UPDATE: Berlin, Germany Chapter

Look at these bags! The plaid pants on the golfer! The hair! I can't stand it. Honored that these are Green Bag Lady bags as they really are works of art. Keep up the great job Germany ladies. Also to note, Make Me Take Me Initiative Handarbeit is now up to 17,968 bags! Wahoo! Teresa

We are preparing bags for a ladies golf tournament at the beginning of July - bagettes Inge and Monika are creating materpieces of patchwork - I am in awe! They are so beautiful I wanted to share them. They are true patchwork artists and combine with crochet details. I think these bags will have to be the 1st prize for that tournament!

Bagette Audrey
Coordinator Berlin Chapter 
and Germany Coordinator


Very excited about this chapter in the UK! How awesome, thanks Nikki, looks like you have some fabulous bags made already! Teresa
Hi Teresa

Just to let you know the labels have arrived yay!  Please find attached as promised a photo of me on the right with one of our volunteers Ann with bags made in the Studio.



Froggy Freebie WINNERS!

Congratulations to the following lucky folks:

WINNERS of the 20 Green Bag Lady Froggy shopping bags are:

Susan Z, USA
Karen E, MI
Gina G, SC
Patsey P, TN
Cheryl L, CA
Melissa M, OR

Kitty K, TX
Gypsy T, TX
Cindy P, NY
Cheryl S, HI
Nannette C, AL
Nicole S, WA

Bethany H, AL
Pam B, MN
Sue D, OH
Francine P, MA
xedjxok, RUSSIA
strahovanie-zurih, RUSSIA

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, FroggyFreebie_5_2019


So fun that I took the video of the frog pond (Friday post) and now have these froggy bags for you! How great and springy (pun intended) are they??

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 May 20 (winners will be notified no later than Tues, May 21 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 (Video!) Finish Friday

We were able to make it up to our Steamboat cabin last weekend, yay! Can you hear the frogs?
Seems cold for them but how cool! Sounds like a lot of them in that little pond.
Hilarious upcycle!

Go Lila! So cute.

Powerful stats.

My cousin brought us some of these that he made, so good!

My family would love this.

I'll have to make these for Little Girl next year!

I'm still fighting off this crud and I hate it. I haven't been sick like this in over 10 years. I have forgotten what it was like, the coughing, the stuffy nose, the tossing and turning, ugh. I have been taking it easy which is helping. I hope all of you feel better than I do and have a lovely weekend. Come back tomorrow for a fun freebie! XOXO--Teresa

Workday Wednesday

Guess what? I've been busy. No surprise there. Wish I wasn't fighting a terrible cold, but it is what it is. Gah. 

These are bags I sent to Big Girl for her sorority sisters. I made them out of cute lightweight fabric so they could easily stuff them in a pocket or a backpack to have ready all the time.
I even printed out Gamma Phi Beta ribbon and attached a little clip for keys or a lanyard. She told me all the girls loved them! Hoping to get some photos…
I hemmed some pants for one of my neighbors and turned the extra fabric into a bag (of course) in which I delivered the pants. Ha!
Bagette Lori and I have finished 13 freebies to send off to Bagette Dad. Yes, 13! Such fun goodness coming up people, stay tuned!
 I'm meeting with my ladies here on Sunday so here is a pile of bags for us to work on…
 And, a pile of handles…
 Four pet beds to stuff…
 With all of this! Maybe I need more than four?
What are you up to? I would love to hear. Make me feel better by telling me all the goodness going on in your life! XOXO--Teresa

California Bags!

Thank you for the gorgeous bags!!
Carol C.

UPDATE: CANADA, Ontario Chapter

I love this! Cindy is doing an amazing job for a beginner sewist. This is proof that even if you don't sew, you can learn and bags are the perfect place to start! They are SO easy and all straight lines, I promise! Let me know if you are interested in stating a chapter. We would love to have you in the Green Bag Lady family. :)  Teresa

P.S. If you are not already following Cindy and her trash clean up efforts, start now at Trash Walking Moms.

Hi folks...
We have used all the numbers assigned to us, and are slowly but surely making and giving more and more bags away.  Twenty five will be handed out this weekend at a friend's booth at the local Vegfest, and I'll probably be giving a few away this weekend too, at a local park clean up.  

Can you please assign me some more numbers, so that the Mississauga Chapter of Green Bag Lady can continue to make and distribute Green Bag Lady bags? No need for tags just yet, but eventually...

I still can't believe I am actually sewing bags!  Being a non-sewer, this is quite amazing to me, lol.  

Have a wonderful weekend!

Chapter Coordinator 
Ontario, Canada