Lots of stuff going on around here, but not a lot of sewing. We had some construction done on the house, and we are still waiting for the inspections and finishing up. Today my husband did some painting, and tomorrow I’ll have to put back one of the bookcases and restock the books, and then, hopefully, back to the sewing machine.
One of my first projects will be to sew up some grocery bags. Yes, our state has gone shopping bag mad and passed annoying laws that make you pay for the bags for your purchases. Years ago they said that paper bags were evil and bad for the environment (poor innocent trees were killed to make the bags) so we were forced to switch to plastic bags. Now they have decided that plastic bags are evil and have banned them, and if you want a paper bag you have to pay for it. I am not fond of junk-science environmentalists who keep making mistakes and changing their minds whilst messing with our lives. Since I am ticked off about this, I refuse to ever pay for a shopping bag. Since it is important to have clean bags because they can carry germs, they need to be washable. I saved a paper grocery bag to use as a pattern and have bought up a large stash of white canvas from the craft thrift store to make the bags. I haven’t decided exactly what style of bag to sew but it will be the size and shape of a standard brown paper grocery bag. My daughters want some bags, too, so I think I will use several construction styles and let the girls test them out to see which one works the best. Hopefully it will be the one that is the easiest to make.