I'm so excited to announce the formation of our newest chapter in NEW MEXICO! Yippee! Jessie is clearly a great sewist and is already on her way to making several bags from lots of fabric donated to her by her neighbor. Welcome Jessie, we are thrilled to have you on board! Teresa
Checking in:
My first four bags are going to school with the kids as teacher care packages. I have 11 more done. 👍
-Bagette Jessie
Chapter Coordinator, Roswell, NM

Ukraine Bags!

Dear Teresa!
My name is Tatjana. I live in Kiev, Ukraine.
With great pleasure I send you pictures of mine with my bags! #43050 & #43768. 
I use them every day!
Thank you very much for your work!

With best wishes,

Photo Finish Friday

Just up the street.

What? Colored pencils???

To try!

These are lovely.

Important for this time of year. My kids always pack their own lunch.

10 small ways.

I could not agree with Ina more!

What's going on this weekend? Big Girl and I are working on getting her things packed up and off to college. I can't believe I move her to Minnesota in 10 days! It's all gone by so fast. I mean, she was SO little in this video. And lots of sewing on deck, you? XOXO--Teresa

New Zealand Chapter UPDATE

I'm so excited to show you these great bags from our New Zealand Chapter. Both Bagette Olive and Bagette Cathy have been biz making amazing bags! Look at how great they are. I'll let Olive and Cathy tell you the details of them below. Keep up the great work ladies, they look fantastic! Teresa

Hi Teresa, 

This is a Moa fabric bag. The moa was a large flightless bird which became extinct in NZ before Europeans came here. It was a food item for Maori. This one is moa fabric one one side unbleached calico on the other side.
3 bags which are made from kiwi fabrics:
The multi patterned one has kiwi owls or more ports kiwi bird fanatics and native flora.
The middle one has pukeko bird I wetland setting with flax. 
The red one is the kaka beak tree with its red flowers.
The bags made from patchwork bags I have lined behind the patched front with calico to reinforce the stitched seams.
 These bags are for my quilt house group from blocks donated to me by one of the members. 
Bagette Olive

Teresa, I've been making bags for our little bread shop and the library. 
We made these in about forty minutes after visiting our little bread man this morning. He was surprised and delighted with our contribution. The graphics are just permanent marker on calico.
I did the overlocking, and Ellie did the straight sewing, including making and turning the handles. Not a bad effort.😊✂️
Bagette Cathy

Ukraine Bag!

Dear Teresa!
My name is Viktoriia. I live in Kiev, Ukraine.
I want to thank you for a beautiful bag #43767, which is my favorite now!))
Thank you for everything you do for our planet!!!


Fishy Fishy WINNERS!

Congratulations to the following lucky folks:

WINNERS of the 20 Green Bag Lady Fishy Fishy shopping bags are:

Beth A (fb)
Anna H (fb)
Morgan E (fb)

Cathie R, WA
Rachel C
Natalya A, RUSSIA


Antonina C, UKRAINE

Please look for an email from Bagette Dad. He will be asking for your mailing address so we can send you your prize. PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDER. We have issues with emails going to spam. Thanks and enjoy!

The emails will look like this:
Green Bag Lady, FishyFishy_8_2017

Fishy Fishy FREEBIE!

As a kid growing up in Minnesota, I spent a lot of time on and in the water. All those 10,000 lakes sure do get a lot of use! I did my fair share of fishing which might be why I like fish so much as an adult. Hubby and Little Man just came back from spending a few quality days there with my cousins. They did LOTS of fishing. Little Man had a blast and caught several fish. The photos hubby kept texting always made me smile. I think this is my favorite…
Just to prove that summer is not quite over, we are giving out some fishy bags. I hope you will enter to win one!

To enter to win:
•LEAVE A COMMENT, IN THE COMMENT LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IN THIS FORMAT: name(at)something(dot)com it is important to spell out DOT and AT so you don't get spam, if you DO NOT leave an email address, you will not be entered in the freebie.

•DEADLINE FOR THE FREEBIE IS 9pm (PST) Monday, August 14 (winners will be notified no later than Tuesday Aug 15 via email and here on the blog so CHECK BACK!)

Don't forget to leave us your email! We will only contact you if you win.

We will randomly pick 20 people to win.

One entry per person. If you enter more than once, all your entries will be disqualified.

We will ship shopping bags internationally. You MUST use English for your comments. Do the best you can, use Google Translate if necessary.  Non-English comments will be removed.

Good luck!!!!! Teresa

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Photo Finish Friday

Big Girl took this photo in Oregon while visiting my BIL and SIL. You can check out her pretty instagram HERE.
Awesome, I love this kind of thing. 

And, pretty things that live in water.

It just started pouring here. We have had SO much rain lately. Very odd for this time of year in Colorado, but I'll take it! I love rain any way I can get it. Everything is thirsty here especially my new bushes. I hope you are having a great Friday and cheers for a wonderful weekend! XOXO--Teresa

Workday Wednesday

Some things to share this week. I made Big Girl a large laundry bag for college (!) I still can't wrap my head around the fact that she will be leaving in a couple of weeks. She picked out this fabric and I added a draw string and some handles. I always hated it when my laundry bag was so full and hard to carry. I added her initial too. Such a mom I am!
 My friend Meg is modeling it here for me.
 And, a special order of 10 tennis ball pouches. They are fun to make!
Do tell what you are up to! Teresa

California Bag!

There is a bag in there among all those gorgeous peppers and tomatoes! Teresa
Bag #40,821 bag in Concow, CA from Emily.