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  • #29464
    butterfly bags
    butterfly bags
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    Hello everyone.
    Just thought I would check in and see how everyone is doing at this unusual time. I hope everyone is well and staying safe.
    I’m sure most of us have got a big stash of fabric so can keep sewing whilst we are staying inside.
    Love to morsbaggers everywhere.

    #30786
    Whissybags
    Whissybags
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    Hi Butterfly Bags and fellow Morsbaggers
    I have noticed that there are several messages on the Forum that have never received any replies. That is really sad especially at the current time when we should all be supporting each other – I am just as bad as I haven’t been on the site for a couple of months. Members of our pod (and others in the village) have been making scrubs or laundry bags for the care workers in our county – both hospitals and care homes. The fabric bought with donations (new fabric has been used for scrubs) has run out and so we are now free to start making Morsbags again although a number of us are keen gardners.
    Do hope everyone has been kept busy and staying safe.
    Love and best wishes to you all
    Crafty Foxes
    Whissybags Pod

    #30838
    ivybags
    ivybags
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    Hi Whissybags
    You are right, we should be supporting each other, there has been a lot of activity on the Facebook pages, many making bags for unifor, which has been brilliant. My colleagues told me that they are using theirs, that I gave out several months ago. I’m home working, but made some ear protectors for them, and have been making masks

    On the plus side, we have now started to send out label orders, now that we can get to our local PO. It may be a slower service, but the PO have been amazing over the last few weeks
    Anne
    Admin

    #31131
    Agwen
    Agwen
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    Hi everyone

    we are all well here at macs bags. Several of our ladies have been making scrubs, scrubs bags and gowns. We have also been making masks for those in the village who would like them.
    As I said we are all well but we are very much looking forward to the time when we can get together again.
    Although some of the restrictions are being lifted, stay safe everyone.

    #31420
    ivybags
    ivybags
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    That is really great to hear Agwen. Morsbaggers have been putting a lot of their skills to really good use during the last four months.

    #31794
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    Odd Handles
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    You are right Crafty Fox. As Ivybags said there is a lot of activity on social media. I used to know most morsbaggers who posted on here and made some great forever friends. But things change and people come and go. It is the nature of morsbags in a way and keeps things fresh. There is always a lot of work going on behind the scenes though. Ivybags sending out labels, Beattie moderating the website, Joe keeping our details secure and Pol answering a squillion emails and constantly raising the profile of her third baby, I mean morsbags!

    The whole history of morsbags will be on the old forum – past competitions, events, photos of bags etc.

    I am very proud of you Whissybags. Maggie Ward and I did an event at Leicestershire WI not sure how many years ago, caught that particular virus and the rest is history! You are my baby!!

    I am fine, not running a pod or events anymore due to health. I am shielding and planning for bypass next year.

    Crafty 🦊 we can meet up if Oadby ever gets out of lockdown! Teashop in Rutland?! Fabulous xx

    #31796
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    Odd Handles
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    And off course all the morsbaggers beavering away making bags, masks, ear protectors etc. I did have an interesting email from Public Health Leicester asking if we could make masks for the public waiting in queues at the test centres. It was a bit of a command! I declined passing it on to other morsbaggers in Leics. I thought it was rather a tall order!

    #31968
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    hetty_ford
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    I’ve been absent….. in March, at the request of a friend working in a hospital, I started making face masks and completed about 800 of them by last month. The need is not so great any more and masks are now available everywhere (and I developed tendonitis 😀 ) so I would love to get back to bag-making. However, here in Florida where I live there is still a great aversion to being handed anything by a stranger… which in a way is understandable. I used to just stand in the checkout line at my grocery store, or walk down the center path at the farmer’s market, and just ask people if they would like a nice, free, washable bag. That is not so much an option now. Some grocery stores even stop you from bringing your own bags in.
    What is a person to do with so little else going on and the urge to get the sewing machine cranked up? Anyone else have run across this? Solutions??
    Thanks, and I hope everyone is keeping safe!

    #31989
    beattie
    beattie
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    Congratulations on your magnificent mask-making Hetty!

    I too have been wondering how morsbags could be distributed in a contactless way.

    Wrapping each one individually in plastic is NOT an acceptable answer!
    Ideas, anyone?

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