Cuckoobird?

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  • #5083
    Catherine Appleton
    Catherine Appleton
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    I post pics of the pods league table on Bude Baggers facebook page, and someone asked me who Cuckoobird pod is, that’s made over 9000 bags. I don’t actually know – we’re intrigued by the fact that just 2 people can make such a massive amount of bags, so who are these sewing wonders?!

    #5084
    offcuts
    offcuts
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    Its a lot more than 9000 if you add Poddington Peas and a proportion of Aggie Baggies!Nearer to 11,500 There’s a clue!:-D Longevity comes into it. Is it 11 years sewing this year?! so about 1000 a year average! Can’t be bad! xxx to Cuckoobird!

    #5086
    Catherine Appleton
    Catherine Appleton
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    wowzer, just 2 people have been making about 1000 bags a year, every year for 11 years?! that’s extraordinary!

    #5087
    offcuts
    offcuts
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    Yep! That’s commitment! 🙂

    #5088
    Tarragon
    Tarragon
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    Wowzer indeed!
    (And there was me quite proud of my 45 ☺️)

    #5089
    offcuts
    offcuts
    Participant

    And so you should be Tarragon!

    #5090
    butterfly bags
    butterfly bags
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    Every bag is important.
    1000 a year is impressive but if its 2 people and even if they just made 1 bag a day each, it would add up to 730 for the year.
    Xx

    #5093
    offcuts
    offcuts
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    Doable!

    #5095
    beattie
    beattie
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    I’m sure they can correct me if I’m wrong, but I think Pol & Joe started morsbags in January 2007, so it’s been going for eight (nearly nine) years.

    So that total is doable, of course, if you can produce an average of 4 bags a day.

    In January I pledged to make at least one bag a day for the year, except when on holiday, & I set up a spreadsheet to keep track. I have to confess that I managed pretty well, except for odd days off sick, until the end of September, when I was overtaken by another project and took almost a month off. Still, so far this year I’ve made 754 bags and today is day 317.

    Does that give you a clue? 😉

    #5097
    offcuts
    offcuts
    Participant

    Sorry about years Beattie!

    #5098
    offcuts
    offcuts
    Participant

    You are an inspiration to us all Beattie. In fact I am going to try. I think Pol likes us to be positive and support each other

    #5101
    butterfly bags
    butterfly bags
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    Beattie, that is an amazing total for the year. I’ve been keeping a count of how many I have made this year and it’s nowhere near that! 😄
    In fact your years total is about the same as my overall total!

    #5102
    beattie
    beattie
    Keymaster

    Butterfly, my kids are all grown up – I can’t begin to tell you how much difference that makes! 😀
    Less cooking, less laundry, less picking things up, no homework, no taxi service, a whole lot less talking required …… The list of things that no longer take up my time is endless – and we don’t have a TV, of course. 😉

    #5103
    Catherine Appleton
    Catherine Appleton
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    i’m so impressed – up to august 2014 i was a solitary bagmaker, i’d been making bags on and off since the start of morsbags in 2007, and had still only made 900! blooming life kept getting in the way! haha!

    #5105
    beattie
    beattie
    Keymaster

    Thank you all! I think it’s down to longevity, as Offcuts writes, and small numbers adding up into big numbers.

    Ivybags commented on our output back in 2010
    https://morsbags.com/forum-archive/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=2192
    “Whenever I log on in a morning and see who has added bags – I can guarantee that the last ones added just before midnight the night before are from the depths of Cornwall”

    For years I’ve spent a little time on most days sewing. It’s relaxing and I like to take stuff that would have been thrown out and make it useful again. We’re lucky enough to be able to keep the sewing machines and kits etc out all the time – unless we’re expecting visitors.

    As Butterfly writes “Every bag counts”

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