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    beattie
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    March 2019 has been quite remarkable. A good number of morsbags were made (and presumably given away, or they will be soon).
    Morsbags made in the month = 4275. This places March 2019 in fourth place in the records.

    113 Pods added morsbags to the global tally (This is a record number of pods active at one time!)

    The roll of honour –

    Settle Age UK
    Ely Borrow Bags
    Bag-A-Bag
    The old bag
    Monty Morsbags
    Bude Baggers
    Niffy Bags
    Broadland Bag Lady
    Trumpington
    Julia & Jennifer
    London Commuters
    The Bag Brigade
    Whetstone Whales
    Die Nähdamen
    Kinglake
    Davinas Pod
    Denholme rural crafters
    potiki
    Niamhamber
    Calne Stitch and Chat
    Jessie13
    MissTab’s Sewing Room
    Oakworth Community Trust
    Claire Bear Morsbags
    Rags to Bags
    The Vintage House Makes Bags
    1 bag at a time…
    Preston Village W.I
    Earthlings
    Mad bag lady
    HopStiching
    Butterfly Bags
    Abergwaith Stitch & Bitch
    Aitchy’s Bags
    Patchwork Quilts & More
    Moggiepod
    prime2357
    Jillys bags Desford
    Stitching Kitchen
    Bejta Artisan Knit and Natter
    GT Bags
    Barrow Bagging
    Greenbaglady
    Calne Springs Bags
    Bude Baggers
    Oxford Craft Club
    Annie’s Sea Pod
    Less is Mors
    Crafty Owls
    Witchford Post Office Baggers
    Sue’s Mountsorrel
    westonbags
    Greenbags
    The Chickadeez (and friends)
    Sally South Bags
    MaggiesBaggies
    Whissybags
    Day-Light
    Sew2gether Morsbags
    Herne Bay Belles WI
    Bagpuss
    Louie’s Nanties
    Offcuts
    Wyfe of Bath
    Burghfield Morsbags
    Marilyn
    Gatchastitch
    Bags from Rags
    Amersham & Little Chalfont
    Bank Bagger
    Friday Stitching Mummas
    Made With Love
    Roswithaquiltshop
    Two Doors Studio
    Sinjun’s Bags
    Patchwool
    baglady
    Kentish Essex Girls
    Portesbery Pod
    HBK Dog Training
    Plastic Free Bingley
    Windy Corner
    Western Cape Morsbags
    Macs Bags
    Toni Fab Bags
    Harborough Morsbags
    Betty Swagbag
    guingampaise
    Sarahs
    Threefields
    Plastic Free Seaford
    TLT Morsbaggers
    Halifax Raggedy Baggers
    So Mrs Bag
    ColBags
    Bags for life
    Planet Bagging
    Sue’s Sustainables
    newbridge on wye
    Hollysboots
    Sew Happy To Share
    Faire Des Sacs
    It’s in the bag!
    Auld Reekie Baggers
    Daisy Bags
    Cuckoobird
    Lily Pod
    StephanieMadeIt!
    Squaredog
    Handcross Bag Lady
    ECOBAGS
    Budbury
    Sewing Nan

    53 New pods registered this month (another record!)

    Welcome to –

    IsleOfArran
    Trumpington
    Julia & Jennifer
    London Commuters
    Stitching Kitchen
    Davinas Pod
    Denholme rural crafters
    Jessie13
    MissTab’s Sewing Room
    Togzbagz
    kvstudio
    Aitchy’s Bags
    Moggiepod
    Bejta Artisan Knit and Natter
    Burghfield Morsbags
    Sew Happy To Share
    StephanieMadeIt!
    OrsettWI Crafty Ladies
    Day-Light
    westonbags
    Louie’s Nanties
    Sew2gether Morsbags
    Portesbery Pod
    Wyfe of Bath
    Marilyn
    Made With Love
    Transition Bags
    HBK Dog Training
    CarpeDiem
    NZartupcycle
    Totes Amaze
    guingampaise
    SEG
    Betty Swagbag
    Sarahs
    Threefields
    Plastic Free Seaford
    Old Bag
    Clovis Creations
    MOCS morsbags
    Lace Bee Pod
    Coffee House in the Gardens
    Sue’s Sustainables
    newbridge on wye
    Green Cincy
    Dashing Doers
    It’s in the bag!
    Auld Reekie Baggers
    Lily Pod
    Squaredog
    Budbury
    Sewing Nan
    CharitableMrsC

    If your pod’s name appears in both lists, then double congratulations on getting the message and getting going! 🙂

    Interesting comments

    Welcome to a new pod on Malta (well, actually Gozo, one of my favourite places!) Bejta Artisan Knit and Natter wrote –
    “We are a group of likeminded ladies who meet every Tuesday afternoon at Bejta Artisan, to eat cake, drink tea, knit and natter! We are an international bunch: British, Irish, Norwegian, South African, Australian, German. We are making bags, which the lovely girls who run the gallery can give away to their customers.”

    Harborough HIT Bags note that they have changed their name (slightly). Now known as Harborough Morsbags, but still doing a fantastic job! You make some wonderful window displays in shops in the town, Harborough Morsbaggers 🙂

    Dashing Doers
    “Cosby High School’s Science National Honor Society (SNHS) is ready to do some sociable guerrilla bagging!”
    🙂 Do it, Doers!

    I was intrigued by a new pod’s name – Coffee House in the Gardens, so I zoomed in on Google Maps. And there it was – in the corner of a park in the centre of Braintree. Coffee House in the Gardens, both beautiful!

    We have two new pods in Edinburgh, registered on consecutive days. They are “Auld Reekie Baggers” and “Lily Pod”, whose admin writes –
    “Enthusiastic, inspired crafters who have cushion covers and aren’t afraid to use them!”
    That made me smile!

    Apologies as usual for any omissions or duplications! It gets more difficult as the lists get longer and longer…. not that I’m complaining, of course. 😉

    #15661
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    Wowsers to very long lists! I was interested in the Coffee House in the Garden too! Somewhere we would all love to morsbag! Maybe one day! I used to go on road trips to all sorts of pods in my heyday! I loved it!

    I like the sound of Moggiepod! There has always been a close affiliation with cats and morsbags!

    I have not made any bags for a while although Leicestershire is still buzzing. But what I have realised is a lot of my friends at vintage and craft events have gone plastic bag free after coming across us. I am really proud of that because it shows the power of spreading the word. One such business, Melissa from Simply Vintage appears on the Hacienda tv channel and she said that she didn’t use plastic bags anymore. I reckon their viewing figures are quite high. She also has some fabric for us which will be lovely and vintage! So keep talking I say and thank you to the businesses who have become plastic bag free after talking to a morsbagger!

    #15718
    beattie
    beattie
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    You certainly made some challenging trips Rosie! I remember accosting you in the main street of our village, thinking you looked as if you might be a fellow morsbagger! (I had also replied to your enquiries about accommodation, so I did have a few clues .. 😀 )

    It’s so good to see that morsbags are at the front of the no-plastic revolution, and talking is the key to spreading the word and raising awareness, as you say.

    Good work, everyone, however you make your contribution.

    #15757
    butterfly bags
    butterfly bags
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    That’s a lot of active pods and so many morsbags. Brilliant!

    #15762
    beattie
    beattie
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    I’m hoping we’ve reached “Critical Mass”, Tori – in a good way!

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