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  • #26215
    beattie
    beattie
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    3355 morsbags were made in December 2019 and

    100 active pods added morsbags to the worldwide tally

    In alphabetical order they are –

    Alwyn’s Pod
    Amersham & Little Chalfont
    Athens Sakoúles
    Baggers of Gowerton
    Bagpuss
    BagsEnd
    Bagzee
    Bargebaggers
    Basingstoke bags
    Bella Napoli
    Bembridge TG Baggers
    Brigg Bag Bandits
    Broadland Bag Lady
    Bude Baggers
    Burghfield Morsbags
    Busy Bees
    Butterfly Bags
    Calne Springs Bags
    Claire Bear Morsbags
    Coastal Dunes
    Coffee and socks
    Cuckoobird
    Darting Frog
    Day-Light
    Die Nähdamen
    Earthlings
    ECOBAGS
    Erlegh Oaks
    FabGBags
    First State Pod
    Fraser Valley Morsbags
    frutteltuttel
    Gatchastitch
    GT Bags
    Guggles
    H & HAGS
    Harborough Morsbags
    HopStitching
    Huddersbags
    Ivybags
    Kountry Kittens
    Kreative Koepfe
    laudatosi.cdm
    Library Pod
    Maddie’s Grannies
    Made in Quarry Bank
    MaggiesBaggies
    mary’s pod
    Millom school textiles
    Momma Bear Creates
    Morsbags Ehime
    Nanapodster
    Nannypaddy
    NeuenburgNäht
    Niffy Bags
    Olney pod
    Oneworld
    Phil4:13Sg
    Pickering Morsbaggers
    Plastic Free Bingley
    PodNess
    Poppy and the Piglet
    Q4CL2019
    Roberts & Rose
    Sally South Bags
    Salty Sea Bags
    Save Everything
    Saving sea life
    Saxabags
    Science stitcher
    Settle Age UK
    Sewing by the Poel
    Sewing Nan
    SheilaMatilda Bags
    ShellB Re-Made @ Scrap Shack
    Skeerpoort
    Sodburybags
    South Gwent Pod
    Staffordshire Stitchers
    Stitch Buffalo
    Stitchers Coven
    StockholmBags
    Suzies @ Plas Dur
    SWLQ
    The Bag Brigade
    The Bag Bubble
    The Bay
    The Chickadeez (and friends)
    The old bag
    Thornbags
    TLT Morsbaggers
    upcycling is fun
    Upper Wreake
    Wantage Pod
    Welly Fabric Hoarders
    Whetstone Whales
    Whissybags
    White Gecko
    YouCan
    Zebediahs

    Hearty congratulations to Darting Frog pod on reaching 2000 morsbags made by New Year’s Eve.
    I’m thinking of you in Victoria, Australia, keep safe!

    Also congratulations to Lesley of Day-Light pod on reaching her target of 500 morsbags made this year. They are given out in the village shop, and Lesley’s aim for 2019 was to make 10 bags a week to give the shop a regular supply.

    20 new pods registered this month

    Roberts & Rose
    Stitches Super Stitchers
    Alwyn’s Pod
    Sew Fabrics Morsbags
    StockholmBags
    Brigg Bag Bandits
    AlexJudgeSews
    Sodburybags
    Smiliesams
    Phil4:13Sg
    Maddie’s Grannies
    Save Everything
    Love Craft
    Blythe Hill
    Marys’ Patch
    Saxabags
    Science stitcher
    Salty Sea Bags
    RMC Morsbaggers
    Stitch Buffalo

    As usual, double kudos to pods appearing on BOTH lists – you get extra congratulations for getting started!

    Interesting comments

    South Gwent Pod have been making morsbags since June 2015.

    “Great news, the pod has made over 300 bags. We’re loving converting cast offs into nice bags and giving them away. More sewers are coming on board all the time. Very excited to see The Make Spot in Chepstow has started a pod too, watch for a second special Morsbag make day there soon, probably around Mothers Day. At the last one in November 20 bags and a number of Morsbag addicts were created. Thanks everyone, fantastic work.”

    Congratulations to Q4CL2019 pod. They registered in May of this year to make morsbags to distribute this Christmas, and smashed the target number! 😀
    “Making bags for care leavers attending a Lemn Sissay (now Gold From the Stone) Foundation Christmas Day dinner to carry home their quilty hug made by the members of Quilts for Care Leavers, and for use for their shopping, laundry or whatever.”
    I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas together.

    Salty Sea Bags say “For the sociably waste conscious wanting to make and cake.”
    That’s morsbags in a nutshell! 😀

    Stitch Buffalo joined us on New Year’s Eve and has already starting adding morsbags to the global tally.

    “Stitch Buffalo is a textile arts center serving the refugee women of Buffalo, NY—and the community at large. We offer classes and upcycled sewing supplies from our sustainability-minded studio/store on Niagara Street (West Side neighborhood).”

    Welcome to all new pods and well done to everyone who made a morsbag (or many morsbags) during 2019.

    #26230
    ivybags
    ivybags
    Participant

    Pretty good total for a very busy month
    Label orders slowed down a bit, but coming thick and fast now the holiday is over

    #26252
    beattie
    beattie
    Keymaster

    That’s good news about the labels, Ivybags!

    I haven’t done a report on the year as a whole yet, but we often notice a bumper crop of morsbags made in January. I put it down to “deferred making” by regular morsbaggers who’ve been too busy in the run-up to Christmas, and “New Year’s Resolutioners” who add a bumper crop.

    Any other suggestions why there’s a surge in the number of morsbags added to the tally in January?

    #26296
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    hetty_ford
    Participant

    Since August 2019 my friend and I have made over 220 bags in South Florida (pod: Bella Napoli). She runs a vacation rental company and places a bag in each home with the basket of necessities that is provided for each new tenant. We get some great recyclable fabrics in our local resale shops!!

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    #26328
    beattie
    beattie
    Keymaster

    Hetty, how nice to hear from you!

    I’ve certainly noticed that your pod, Bella Napoli, is consistently active. 😀
    Hardly a day goes past without a new bag (or several) being added by your pod – good work. What a great way of spreading the morsbags idea far and wide, people come to you and take their bag home with them. Have you had repeat visitors bringing their morsbag back with them to show off how much they’ve used it yet?

    #26330
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    hetty_ford
    Participant

    Thank you, no it has been too soon to expect repeat visitors, but that is certainly something we will look for!

    #26338
    ivybags
    ivybags
    Participant

    You can never have too many Morsbags !

    #26391
    beattie
    beattie
    Keymaster

    We agree with that Ivybags! we’re still using some that I made about a decade ago. 🙂

    #26460
    butterfly bags
    butterfly bags
    Participant

    I think that people make lots of Morsbags in January for several reasons. As you say, after December being too busy to get much sewing done, we are keen to hit the ground running in the new year. Also, the weather is rubbish so we probably spend more time at home. Add to that, many of us are skint after Christmas so it’s a nice, free activity that feels like you are doing a good thing!! 😂
    Ive just spent 2 days having a big post Christmas clear out and tidy up. This involved sorting out a huge pile of morsbag fabric and cutting it out so I’ve got a nice pile of kits all ready to sew in the next few weeks!

    #26500
    beattie
    beattie
    Keymaster

    Thanks Toria! Some excellent explanations there – as you say, making morsbags is a satisfying occupation when the weather is not inviting.

    #26503
    Ann Montgomery
    Ann Montgomery
    Participant

    Hi Beattie
    I’m trying to add to my tally and the website won’t allow it. I can add to the other pods I keep tally for, just not Monty Morsbags. Can you tell me who to contact about it?
    Many thanks. Ann (Monty Morsbags)

    #26524
    beattie
    beattie
    Keymaster

    Hi Ann! You need to contact Joe on admin@morsbags.com. I’m sure he’ll be able to sort this out.

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