Florida/Washington/Colorado Bag!

Well, this made my day SO much brighter! Thanks Andrea. HERE is the original post with the top photo! You must go see it. And YES Andrea, a 1000 times yes, we would love to have you join us here in Colorado when we are up to meeting again. Thanks for sending all these photos and I'm happy to give you more produce bags when we meet in person! XOXO--Teresa

Hi Teresa,
I’ve been a Green Bag Lady fan for over a decade. Also, being a self proclaimed bagette I have made and gifted many bags over the years (though no where near as many as you!) In the first pic my little guy is hugging bag # 2945. This now not so little guy just turned 13 last week, and has a 10 year old sister, who is you get than the bag! Of course we all use reusable bags. Since #2945 became mine she’s moved around Florida, across the country to Seattle, Washington until just last year landing in Northeast Colorado. You can see, though she’s a little faded from years of use, #2945 is still going strong and still one of my favorite bags in my collection. 

I also sent a couple pics of a produce bag I received from you years ago. It’s still in the mix but has seen better days. It used to be all one color! I only put light items in it nowadays for fear I will lose my produce in transit.

Since moving to Colorado I’ve been wanting to reach out about volunteering with the Bagettes here. I know it’s not the right time with stay at home and social distancing but, hopefully in the near future, I would love to join you all when possible. 

Until then know that #2945 is still getting lots of love!! 

Andrea Campbell


I am simply heartbroken by everything that is happening in my country right now, especially Minnesota. As many of you know, I was born and raised there. Bagette Dad and most of my family still lives there. I am just so sad and really don't know what to say other than I adore and respect each and every one of you no matter your color or creed. Treat others as you would like to be treated. That is all. XOXO--Teresa

PS--All is can do is post beautiful flowers.

Beach Vacay AND Organic Bag/Mask WINNERS!

Congratulations to the following lucky folks:
WINNERS of the 5 Green Bag Lady Bag/Mask sets are:

Libby N, CO
Ashley B, MN
Barbara F, AL
Debbie F, OH
Peggy C, CA

WINNERS of the 20 Green Bag Lady Beach Vacay shopping bags are:

Theresa D, WA
Peggy O, MD
Rachel C, OH
Dena W, CA
Lisa J, CO
Gaia M, TN
Marie W, CA

Marcella J, ID
Candi W, ID
Carol V, FL
Josie I, FL
Carol P, USA
Faith H, WI
Rachel M, OH

Nicole S, TX
Simona U, ITALY
Laura W, PA
Svetlana E, 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, BeachVacayMask_6_2020

Beach Vacay AND Organic Bag/Mask FREEBIE!

I had originally scheduled this freebie knowing that my family and I would be in Belize this past week and I could show some great beach photos as an intro to the freebie. Of course, that didn't happen so now all I can do is dream about the beach and wish I was there. Maybe one of these bags will make you feel like you are on the beach??? Probably not…sigh. Hang in there! 20 winners of bags open to anyone around the world.

AND, just like the last freebie, we also have FIVE sets of shopping bags and coordinating face masks up for grabs! These sets are ORGANIC COTTON! (due to shipping cost, USA only for bag/mask sets)

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 has implemented NEW regulations for overseas shipping.

•DEADLINE FOR THE FREEBIE IS 7pm PST MONDAY June 1 (winners will be notified no later than Tuesday, June 2 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.

5 people will be chosen (USA only) to win bag/mask sets from qualified USA 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

Hello! Friday already? The days blur together, don't they? I've been back to playing some tennis and still mask making like crazy. Hubby and I went to Steamboat cabin last weekend to enjoy a little away time for our anniversary. It was gorgeous and TONS of daffodils were in full bloom. The couple that owned the place before us planted them everywhere, in several different varieties. Can you tell from the photo that each cluster is a different kind? I'm a tad fond of those with the orange middles. I hope you have a lovely weekend. Come back tomorrow for a fun freebie! :) Teresa

My Favorite Mask

My team of ladies and I are still cranking out masks. Now that they are required for entrance to stores, beauty salons, etc, we are getting many requests. Bagette Danny's brother was so sweet and ordered 100 yards of skinny elastic for us (think width of yarn). At first I thought, "What in the world are we going to do with this super skinny, super stretchy elastic. It's too small to sew into a seam and catch in the stitches." So, it sat on my sewing table feeling neglected. Then, I saw somewhere on the internet about crossing the elastic in the back of the head to alleviate pressure on the ears. Bingo! A use for the skinny elastic.

I had already taken a bunch of scraps and pieced them together (no wasting!) and decided to try the crossed back with this batch. They turned out SO cute and this design is truly MY favorite and the best for me. I have trouble with the ear loops hurting my ears after a while, maybe because I wear glasses? And, as much as I love the ties, it does make it more challenging to get on and off, even with a hair binder at the back.

I've made a step by step tutorial for the crossed elastic in the back if you want to try it. Happy sewing! Teresa


I made this camo one for hubby as a trial too. HE LOVES IT! It is now his favorite mask too, he really likes this design.

 For the camo mask, I also experimented with using the "wire/plastic" sealing tab from a bag of coffee. It works REALLY WELL. Make sure you save them to use or give to a friend who is making masks.
Here's hubby in the cockpit with his fav mask.
 That's it. Long post, thanks for sticking it through to the end. Cheers and stay safe! Teresa

Photo Finish Friday

I guess this is a sign of the times that the door to our garage looks like this. Family masks hanging on hooks, ready to be grabbed on the way to the car. I wash them and hang dry after each use. Once they are dry I stick them on the door so we all remember. Hope all of you are hanging in there and doing well. XOXO--Teresa

New York Bag!

Thank you! I got mine today and can’t wait to use it!
Mary C.

Tennessee, Colorado, Washington, WashingtonDC bag!

I love this note from Bagette Barbara for SO many reasons. First, she remembers the date she became a bagette! Who wouldn't love that? And, Barbara moved to Colorado before I did and helped with the formation of the chapter here. Then, she moved to Washington and started a chapter there, then to Washington DC to help with a chapter there! She is for sure our most traveled Bagette. Thanks for the photo and the note Barbara! :) Teresa
Hi Teresa.

May 20, 2020 is my 10th anniversary of meeting you and becoming a "bagette" for the Green Bag Lady project. Thank you so much for your friendship and dedication to this worthy cause. I love being part of the GBL project as much today as the first day I sewed a fabric bag! I've made many "bagette" friends over the years, and receive much joy making and giving bags to others.

Here is a photo of Bag #9604 that you gave me at Belmont University, Nashville during your May 2010 two day sew-a-thon where volunteers made fabric bags with the slogan "We Are Nashville" printed on them for people whose lives were turned upside down by the May 2010 Nashville flood.  You showed me a video explaining the GBL project, and I loved the idea of being part of such a fun and worthwhile project -- giving people fabric shopping bags to use instead of paper or plastic ones.

Bagette Barbara