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  • #24148
    ivybags
    ivybags
    Participant

    Well, the Sewvember challenge is on, and what a brilliant challenge lets see if we can burst the super month bubble
    Its Ivybags holding the fort again, as our amazing Beattie is off on her “Mystery cruise” Looking forward to hearing all about it !
    Lots of labels going out – my very large stock already has a mini hole in it

    #24213
    ivybags
    ivybags
    Participant

    PS Lots sent out to USA, Canada and Australia too

    #24882
    beattie
    beattie
    Keymaster

    Thanks very much for covering my job as well as yours Ivybags! Mistress of the labels, and pod authoriser / number-checker extraordinaire 🙂

    #25045
    beattie
    beattie
    Keymaster

    Congratulations morsbaggers, what a November SewVember we’ve just had!
    131 pods added morsbags to the worldwide tally. This is the second-highest number of active pods to add morsbags to the monthly tally – ever!

    The pods on the roll of honour this month are –

    3Ps In A Pod

    Abergwaith Stitch & Bitch

    Ambitions

    Angie’s Bohemian Bags

    Baggers of Gowerton

    Bagpuss

    Bags from Rags

    Bags Galore

    Bagsy

    Bagzee

    Bargebaggers

    Bartley Bagger

    Bella Napoli

    Belperbaggers

    BishEcoBags

    Brierley Bags

    Broadland Bag Lady

    Bude Baggers

    Busy Bees

    Butterfly Bags

    Churchstoke Baggers

    Claire Bear Morsbags

    Coastal Dunes

    Coco Creations

    Coffee and socks

    Crafty Maid

    Cuckoobird

    Darting Frog

    Day-Light

    Debi’s stuff

    Die Nähdamen

    Dilyn@EC

    Earthlings

    eco.on.the.quiet

    Ecobaggers @ St.George’s

    ECOBAGS

    ECOTBAGS

    FabGBags

    First State Pod

    FOLKE BAGS

    Fraser Valley Morsbags

    Frau D.

    Frutteltuttel

    Gatchastitch

    Gemma Pegg’s Pod

    Great Oakley and District U3A

    Greenbags

    GT Bags

    Handcross Bag Lady

    Harborough Morsbags

    Helping Handles

    HopStitching

    Ivybags

    Joli Sisters

    Kathy’s bags

    Kingsley Bags

    Knitpatch

    laudatosi.cdm

    LC Valley Morsbaggers

    LoopyBags

    Macs Bags

    Mad bag lady

    MaggiesBaggies

    Megsmors

    Middlesex Federation of WIs

    Monifieth Morsbags

    Monty Morsbags

    Morsbag Meisters

    Morsbags

    MorsbagsLudgershall

    Nanamontana’s pod

    Nanapodster

    Nannypaddy

    NeuenburgNäht

    newbridge on wye

    Newby old bags

    Niffy Bags

    NoMoreWaste

    Nottingham City WI Bag Ladies

    Odd Handles

    Odds n Ends

    OHS Green Council

    Olney pod

    One Pod

    Oxford Craft Club

    Pickering Morsbaggers

    Plastic Free Bingley

    Podronus

    Polly’s Pod

    PotCaf Bag

    Ragtag Bags

    Sally South Bags

    Sasha’s pod

    say no to plastic

    Settle Age UK

    SheilaMatilda Bags

    Sinjun’s Bags

    SJBBags

    South East Living Skies

    South Molton Scrapstore

    Squeak’s Bags

    St Paul Baggers

    Staffordshire Stitchers

    Stakes WI Bag Ladies

    Stitching Kitchen

    Stoffbeutel

    Sue’s Mountsorrel

    SWLQ

    Tatty Princess

    Tethera

    The Bag Bubble

    The Bay

    The Chickadeez (and friends)

    The Fig Derby

    The Lazy Baggers

    The old bag

    Thornbags

    TLT Morsbaggers

    Toni Fab Bags

    TricksyBell’s Pod

    Two Doors Studio

    Ummi’s Love

    upcycling is fun

    Upper Wreake

    Valbags

    Wantage Pod

    Western Cape Morsbags

    Whetstone Whales

    Whissybags

    YouCan

    Zebediahs

    32 NEW pods joined in November

    They are –

    Cranbrook Quilters’ Guild

    Ecobaggers @ St.George’s

    Great Oakley and District U3A

    Coastal Dunes

    OHS Green Council

    Kathy’s bags

    Bagzee

    Baggers of Gowerton

    Richmond-1st

    Jubileeclip

    Joli Sisters

    Echt EcoBags

    Cazbags

    Patch-Up-Girls

    Bags Against Garbage

    Bags Afloat

    The Bag Bubble

    Minipod

    Momma Bear Creates

    Lindas morsbagging

    The Bay

    PuddleJumpers

    Lingwood Quilters

    Gisusabag

    Mummylady

    mary’s pod

    All Saints

    Nairn and District Baggers

    Bagsy

    Fraser Valley Morsbags

    Busy Bees

    Stoffbeutel

    32 new pods is almost a record-breaking number, not quite topping the record set after SewVember 2018. New pod registrations have gone through the roof since January 2019, so the annual total is shaping up to be very interesting.

    Just as a comparison, in the whole of 2018, there were 204 new pods registered.
    So far in 2019, we have 398 newbies. Amazing growth, so good to see. 😀

    And how many morsbags did these industrious sewists make in SewVember 2019?
    The answer is 5562, which is almost as many as in last year’s big effort. We were 61 bags short of equalling last year – so close! (Just about 1% less, a negligible amount.)

    Interesting Comments:

    Cranbrook Quilters’ Guild has just joined morsbags.

    “Our pod consists of the members of the quilters’ guild in Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada. Our membership varies from 65 to 95 people from year to year. We are planning on making 150 Morsbags, one for each attendee at the quilt conference we are hosting near our city in 2020. Quilters from miles around will be attending to share ideas and inspiration.”

    Baggers of Gowerton writes

    “We have an ongoing number of pillowcases received from another project, we will make into bags :)”

    I say “Great idea!” Pillowcases can make great morsbags, quickly and easily.

    One Pod of Brighton writes:

    “We are a socially active church engaging with food poverty, homeless and environmental issues. Just taken over a farm which supplies our farmers market & our social activities. Found Morsbags at Great British Sewing Bee where I was exhibiting my quilts & fabric origami. Want to give out bags at our farmers market, at our barista training project and at other places”

    Momma Bear Creates writes:

    “Making bags from surplus clothes left over from my memory bear business, I always felt it was an awful waste throwing away excess fabric if the owners didn’t want it returning to them. I know my customers will be behind me knowing that their loved ones clothing is going to make the world a better place. Please feel free to join me”

    OHS Green Council writes:

    “We are a high school environmental club with a mission to empower students to make positive change in their school and community by modeling and promoting sustainable habits with a focus on reducing waste. We have collaborated with area sewing experts who stitch together the fabric we cut for our Morsbags.”

    These two comments from new pods summarise what morsbags is all about.
    Fraser Valley Morsbags says
    “Sharing bags with family and friends and encouraging fellow sewists to help reduce the plastic waste in our landfills and oceans.”

    and Busy Bees’ comment struck a chord with me –
    “Wasn’t sure why I had kept left over material for years until I heard about Morsbags – obviously they are the reason why!”

    Stashbusting at its finest!

    #25070
    ivybags
    ivybags
    Participant

    Brilliant month, and a brilliant Sewvember to challenge to spur it on
    Beattie, you have will have to on holiday more often…..we get a large tally when you do !!!

    #25071
    beattie
    beattie
    Keymaster

    Hahaha, Ivybags! I might take your advice 😀
    Great work all morsbaggers!

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