Saturday, December 12, 2009

Milk Bag Project

Gill-That British Woman you were asking about details. There are numerous church groups making these bags you would have to find one in your area. The site I found was, it is a church in Burlington, Ontario. If you go to the site, click on Milk Bag Project, on that page click on "info sheet FAQ and instructions" and it will take you to a pdf file which shows you how to make them.
Hope this answers your question.


Friday, December 11, 2009

Nothing to show today, however, I have been busy working on wall hangings for my two daughter's and sons in law Christmas gifts. One is almost completed and the top of the second one is done, just need to sandwich with batting and backing and machine quilt, shouldn't take long once I get at it. After the holidays I will show a pic of both.

This past Wednesday, my quilty friend, Debbie and I got together and almost completed the top of our comfort quilt. We are really pleased with the progress we have made and it is looking really nice. When it is completed I promise to post a pic. Members of our guild were paired up and each couple is making a comfort quilt for cancer patients at our local hospital. The plan is to have them all submitted at our January meeting, so that they can be given to the hospital soon after.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Earlier today the snow started to fall, huge big fluffy wet flakes, just like the snow is suppose to be. The best part was they would melt as soon as they hit the ground. It has become colder, the flakes have dried somewhat, and now my lawn is not green any more. Later this week we have in the forecast our first major snow storm. Here hoping they are wrong, time will tell.
Have a great day.


Milk Bags

On Friday, Gill from That British Woman, wrote a post explaining how Ontario residents can purchase 4 litres of milk in plastic bags.
Did you know that church groups and other organizations are using the outer printed bags to make sleeping mats for people in Third World countries.
The bags are first washed and dried, then cut into strips, these strips are then tied into long lengths and crocheted into a sleeping mat.
It takes 250 bags make a mat suitable in size for a child, 300 to 500 bags for an adult mat. A local group also purchases towels from charity shops and sews them to one side making it softer to lie on. These mats keep people away from the soil born parasites that are prevalent in these countries.
The mats are used as packing material for medical supplies also bring shipped to these countries.
They improve the life and health of these people, and it also eliminates all these bags going to our landfill, BUT---------
Are we making these countries our landfill sites.
Don't get me wrong I think it is wonderful that people are spending hours and hours of their time makes these mats but when of no use anymore, what happens to these mats. these countries do not have the facilities to collect and process this plastic.
Your comments.