Ladybird Bags

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.
Reply to
Parrotfish
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
"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 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.
Reply to
Parrotfish
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 (remove denture
"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*.
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Parrotfish
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 (remove denture
On 11/7/08 8:36 PM, in article M26Rk.24$ snipped-for-privacy@nwrddc01.gnilink.net, "Gillian
Hurrah - another of the Trivia Mavens identified...
Cheryl
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Cheryl Isaak
On Sat, 8 Nov 2008 09:39:30 -0000, "Parrotfish" opined:
I know Godstone - used to visit someone there in the mid 60s - we were living in Pompey then.
Reply to
lucretia borgia
On Sat, 8 Nov 2008 10:33:17 -0000, "Parrotfish" opined:
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 for Christmas.
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lucretia borgia
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.
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lucretia borgia
On 11/8/08 8:05 AM, in article snipped-for-privacy@4ax.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 other stops.
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.
C
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Cheryl Isaak
Gill,
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.
Bobbie V.
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Queencityxstitcher
On 11/8/08 8:37 AM, in article gf44m3$mht$ snipped-for-privacy@registered.motzarella.org,
Oh dear - where is this fine emporium?
Cheryl
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Cheryl Isaak
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
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Queencityxstitcher
On 11/8/08 9:27 AM, in article gf47k0$g4u$ snipped-for-privacy@registered.motzarella.org,
Hmm- don't have my full work schedule for next week yet. I'll have to let you know!
Cheryl
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Cheryl Isaak
On 11/8/08 10:04 AM, in article snipped-for-privacy@4ax.com,
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.
Cheryl
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Cheryl Isaak
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.
Gill
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!
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Gillian Murray

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