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.
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 Murray" wrote ...
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
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
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.
"Bruce Fletcher wrote ...
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*.
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).
On Sat, 8 Nov 2008 10:33:17 -0000, "Parrotfish"
I am happy to confess to being the second one - I came home with a
Highgrove one from Tetbury - not that it will mean anything here lol I
have collected them for years, also tea towels, it takes me a couple
of months to work through the piles and repeat, even have special ones
On Sat, 08 Nov 2008 11:11:28 +0000, "Bruce Fletcher (remove dentures
to reply)" opined:
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.
On 11/8/08 8:05 AM, in article email@example.com,
I sometimes feel "guilty" when I use bags from one grocery store at another.
It's all in what was at the top of the bag to carry the bags and did I make
And certain ones just work better. I have several from my first choice
store that are the size of the old style paper bags. Nice and deep and
squared off with reinforced corners and built in hard bottoms (not the kind
you can take out, break, lose etc). And I now have several thermal bags that
close, including the one with a zipper.
Then I shouldn't tell about the most beautiful hand-painted teapot I
bought yesterday. I found it in a shop called Whimsey. It has
pussy-willows, ladybugs, and dragonflies on it. It is like a fine
colored pen and ink drawing. It is painted on the handle and spout as
well as the sides. Oh, I should mention it must be at least a ten cup
pot, so lots of needlework friends can gather around for what we do best.
Now I'll have to make a cosy for it.
Salzberg Square, Amherst. I have a by invitation only invite to their
open house on the 13th. Let me know if you are interested. They had some
interesting cards with sections of handmade paper. The paper had seeds
embedded and was to be planted. Most items were made in NH.
I also bought a Himalayan Salt lamp at Just Naturals and Georgette
bought some Lavender laundry detergent. Bobbie V
On 11/8/08 10:04 AM, in article firstname.lastname@example.org,
I get a nickel a bag for each one used. Some places give me the extra nickel
if I brought 6 bags and only needed 5; some don't. I always hated those
plastic bags but some many places stopped carrying paper.
I have one from them, too. I rather like the way there is a snap to keep
the thing compact when you are not using it. Whole Foods bags are also
big . They take three 12packs of cans, vertically in them. That is the
one we always used in NH to take the empties back to the store; Jim's
job was to feed the empties into the machine while I did the shopping.
kept him out of my hair for a while.
Down here I haven't seen the 5 cents a bag for using them. I shall have
to talk to the Store managers about that!