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As of this week, at least one grocery store in my area (Columbia, Missouri, USA) is now allowing us to use our own reusable bags for shopping again. Hooray!
I send my best wishes to all of you, and hope you and your families are well.
My favorite grocery store also is stopping reusable bags at this time, here in the central part of United States of America.
I wish the best for all my fellow Morsbaggers. May you all stay safe!
Crafty Foxes, I also like the thread color to be just right — maybe that’s why I admired your work so much! However, some others are creative enough to make the mis-matched thread look fabulous. It’s great that we have so many styles among us all.
Ha ha, it has been quite a while since I embroidered the words onto a bag. You bringing up the idea has got me thinking about it again. I have only embroidered a few.
As for attaching the labels, for me it is helpful to tape the label onto the bag before sewing, stopping of course to remove the tape as I make my way around the rectangle. I like to use a zigzag stitch for sewing on the label. At first, I would always switch to white thread for the label, then I took a good look at photos that Crafty Foxes posted, showing colored thread on the labels, and I really admired the look. Now I use the same thread on the label as I use on the rest of the bag.
Each of our bags really are unique!
I have experimented with embroidering the words onto bags a few times on my sewing machine, not nearly as lovely as Quiltdyer’s labels. My machine has one font, and it’s all caps, but it gets it on there. I put ” MORSBAGS.COM” — going forward, I guess I would use “MORSBAGS.ORG” when doing this. Usually I sew the labels on. Nice work, Quiltdyer!
–Kathy, Earthlings pod
That’s a really interesting project. How big do you make those reusable rubbish bags?
–Kathy K, mid-Missouri, USA (Earthlings pod)
No snow here right now, knock wood
Loopychriss, I think you’re right that more and more people are becoming aware of the problems with plastic, especially single-use plastic. Keep on bagging!
–Kathy, Mid-Missouri USA, Earthlings pod
I just finished one more, so the running total is 118!
This was a fun idea!
I’ve completed two today, bringing us up to 44.
–Kathy (Earthlings) from rainy mid-Missouri USA
I’ll join you from the USA!
Beattie, It is OK, seems to have worked for me to post to the flickr page the other day.
It’s really interesting to see the bags others have made.
Kathy K, mid-Missouri
I went back and successfully posted a photo to the Flickr account, arriving there via the link through the Morsbags “Gallery” tab. The photo of the blue and off-white bag is mine! I will post more soon.
I liked seeing your photos of your bags and the event. Looks like you had a great turn-out.
–Kathy K, mid-Missouri (Earthlings)
I have tried in the past to get photos to the flickr account. After reading this thread, I have tried again, and got to the point where I sent a message through flickr. It didn’t say exactly who the message will go to, but it should go to the “administrator” of the Morsbag flickr group. If this works out, I will try to post some photos soon.
-Kathy K, mid-Missouri (Earthlings)
Kudos to Jan and Ann. Fifty bags is a lot!
I handed out bags to people in my neighborhood.