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Ok, I know Americans call them Ladybugs ;o)
If anyone would like one of the Tesco bags, I can send some.
Just call it a 'thankyou' for all the tips and advice from fellow stitchers
on the group.
My email addy is valid.

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Regards..............P-f  (Polly)



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Parrotfish wrote:
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Aha, mystery solved,

Now I know who Polly from Surrey is!  I am curious, whereabouts in
Surrey? I was born in a Nursing Home in Wadden, prior to WW2, and lived
in Wallington until 1946. Then we moved to Uxbridge on the Middx/Bucks
border. Sheena goes to visit her aunt in Wallington, and just got back.

Cheryl is a big ladybird.bug fan...and I had to gloat over my Tesco bag! LOL

Gillian

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"Gillian Murray"  wrote ...
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Good morning Gillian.........
We are in a small village called South Godstone (about a mile south of
Godstone and Junction 6 of the M25.....lol ) Gatwick Airport is about 20
mins away.
I've got fond memories of Wallington Public Halls in the 60's. Some fine
Groups appeared there.
Those bags are *very* sturdy, about the best of the Supermarket alternatives
to plastic.

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Regards..............P-f



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One of our local shops (we have two shops on the island) stopped
supplying plastic bags earlier this year. However, they gave each
customer a free burlap bag; most people bought another one, they were
about one pound each.
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Bruce Fletcher
Stronsay, Orkney UK

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"Bruce Fletcher  wrote ...
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The trouble is........ how many bags is too many?
I've had 2 packs of 3 bags from Nescafe rewards, 2 Cancer charity bags from
Asda, 3 limited edition designs from Sainsbury, and several canvas bags free
with magazines. So far, I've only painted a design on *one*.

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Regards..............P-f (Bag-Addict)



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When the shop issued the free burlap bags they held a contest for the
best decorated bag. The winner was an enterprising lady (no, it wasn't
Maureen) who treated one side of the bag as a piece of aida and filled
it with a cross-stitch design incorporating the name of the shop
(Olivebank), its phone number, the proprieter's name (Williamson) and
various items sold by the shop (fruit, veg, groceries, meat).
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Bruce Fletcher
Stronsay, Orkney UK

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"Bruce Fletcher wrote ...
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Hmmmm........ now there's a good idea!
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Regards..............P-f



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On Sat, 08 Nov 2008 11:11:28 +0000, "Bruce Fletcher (remove dentures

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I had a piece of crewel that I didn't want to frame and I made it into
a library bag, very useful, still have it.

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Good idea.

 I had a cheesy tee shirt with some great applique and embroidered
work done by indigenous women in Honduras.   I sewed it onto a better
quality tank top, and when THAT gets ratty, I will transfer it to a
small tote I got from some charity as a thank you.  I hate bags with
ads or writing on them.  Thanks for the idea.  I also have some
latchhook pillows which don't go with my color scheme anymore - maybe
I'll transfer those too.

I have some great fabric from an old bedskirt and could make a tote
outta too.  Waste not.....

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On Sun, 9 Nov 2008 18:40:10 -0800 (PST), snipped-for-privacy@mypacks.net
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What goes around - I have an old bedskirt made with Laura Ashley
fabric that I could not bring myself to chuck, I should get going on
ideas to use that.

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I found, for a buck, a kingsize bedskirt in a thrift shop which was
just the right color and design for my kitchen.  I turned it into a
valence for over the window and made another for the laundry room
window.   I used some more of it to make some towel toppers to hang
over the stove bar.  There was a little bit left from which I made a
fruit bowl liner (it's walnut and needing a refinishing job badly)
All that coordinating makeover for a little bit of straight
stitiching.

You could cut up the Ashley and piece it back together in a patchwork
plan and maybe make a tote, or small luggage accessories?  Small
makeup brush roller?  Jewelry roll?  There are patterns out there.

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On Mon, 10 Nov 2008 05:07:51 -0800 (PST), snipped-for-privacy@mypacks.net
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Wow good ideas - sooner or later I will think of something, I might
even make a couple of bedroom lightshades with it.

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"lucretia borgia"  wrote >>
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Last time I was at IKEA, they had lovely lampshades with a crewel type
embroidery on them, sort of folk art designs of birds and flowers.  It could
be done to cover a shade with a worked piece.

Dawne



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Or a mat for the nightstand...trim placemats...cut up and hem for
napkins.....cover for a paperback....gee, you could be the next Vera
Bradley!!

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On Mon, 10 Nov 2008 12:38:05 -0800 (PST), snipped-for-privacy@mypacks.net
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I don't know who she is (I confess) but somehow I don't think so !

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She's a lady who made a gazillion dollars selling quilted purses and totes
and a slew of other fabric stuff.  Very light weight and very chic chic



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On 11/10/08 5:44 PM, in article gfadgf$jjf$ snipped-for-privacy@registered.motzarella.org,

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And I honestly don't see why they are so popular. I think the fabric is
ugly...

C


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So do I, but they're very popular around here.  I have no idea why, except
that they're very lightweight.

Lucille
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On 11/10/08 6:06 PM, in article gfaer0$5h3$ snipped-for-privacy@registered.motzarella.org,

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And not that well made




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And...I think or bet they're coming out of China now.  I do have the
travel case tho and love it - haven't seen a knockoff to equal it for
compartments.  I am not crazy about the totes and purses tho  - clashy
with most outfits.  And the garment bag is verrry expensive.  LIke I
said, there are patterns to make thine own.

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