Saturday, November 30, 2013

2013 NewFO Challenge - November Update

I have decided to make some shopping bag for my NewFO this month.  I am making the shopping bags out of Christmas fabric and will use them for wrapping presents.  Then, instead of throwing away paper, I'll be reusing them for shopping!  This wasn't my idea originally, it was the Green Bag Lady's idea.  I volunteer with the Colorado Chapter of the Green Bag Lady project and when we met last time, Teresa had us working on shopping bags that were made with Christmas fabric.

I had be busy preparing for Thanksgiving and trying to get some of my sewing done, so my sewing area was quite a mess!  I'm also preparing our condo for a new couch and love seat that my sister-in-law is giving us.  They are redoing their family room and decided to do it with several recliners instead.  Yipee for me!

Well, now that Thanksgiving is over and the new furniture is here and settled in, I've finally gotten a chance to do some more sewing.  I had planned on making some snowmen mug rugs but that didn't work out.  I did however get my Christmas bags made.

I think this is first NewFO project that I started and finished in the same post.  Maybe I'll squeeze those snowmen mug rugs in before Christmas after all.

If you want additional information about Green Bag Lady, check out the following links:

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To make your own bags, this is a super easy pattern HERE.
Visit Barbara over at Cat Patches and see what others have started this month.  Happy quilting everyone!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Free shopping bags anyone?

                          Shopping bag giveaway is over!  

Follow Green Bag Lady on Facebook for next giveaway.

Yes?  Then you should hop over to my sponsors at Green Bag Lady because they are having a huge giveaway running until Wednesday, where you can be the winner of one of 50 reusable shopping bags!

Help us save the environment by using reusable/fabric bags instead of paper or plastic. All the time!

Here is the pile of 50 bags.  All are lightweight and can be folded small enough to fit in your purse or pocket so you will always have it with you.  No excuses.

Picture courtesy of Green Bag Lady

On top of that they are giving away 3 prize packs for those bloggers and posters who send over the most people to sign up for the giveaway.  If you join their shopping bag giveaway after finding out about it through this post, mention that Tami sent you!
All you have to do to enter to win a bag (open to everyone, world-wide) leave a comment and include your email address so you are entered in the freebie right HERE!

Good Luck!  Tami