I have about 40 feed bags waiting for a square bottom and handles. Today was the day to start working on them. Now I can’t find the roll of webbing for handles to continue so thought I’d touch base with all of you. If you get this post in your email, would a few of you let me know in the comment section so we’ll know the subscription feature is working again? Thanks so much!
Iowa and Iowa State meet each other on the basketball court tonight — we’ll be watching.
Glad to see another blog spot!
Great looking bags. I loved the goat at the door too! Have a great Christmas! My 2014 quilt top is done, going to get quilted as soon as I decide on a back. Looks great! Mine has cat fabrics in it, just like my 2013. I have a couple of likely candidates for both of them. Looking forward to hearing from you again.
Hope you have and are enjoying free time. Miss the news on the goats and other animal friends.
I am so excited to receive your e-mails again!! I’ve missed all the Farm news!
Got it in Oskaloosa, ia
Yeah! I got two of them today.
Got it! We will be watching too!
It’s working. Enjoying seeing pictures of the farm and what you’re up to. Still busy as always!
So glad to hear from you!
Got it in Georgia
I have missed you and all the animal updates! WELCOME back!
Working for me
Love the bags. Glad to hear from you!
Go Iowa State!
So glad to hear from you…..
Hi there. So nice to hear from you. You have been missed. Always looked forward to opening your emails and finding your blog posts.
It’s great to be hearing from you and seeing your corner of the world again Mary! 🙂
Like balm for my soul! Thanks for posting! A real treat!
Love the bags Mary!
Me, Rose, #1 Fan of Susannah, has received the email link to the blog, Big Yippee, Yippee! Kyle has done magic!
I am so happy to be hearing from you again! I have really missed your newsy updates. Welcome back!
I got 2 emails today. Love hearing all about the animals and sewing projects. Wishing you a Merry Christmas!
I was so happy to see a post from you. I had just asked Susan if she has talked to you lately.
Hi, I have missed you, and reading about the animals , and what you are making. Wishing you a very MERRY CHRISTMAS. Amelia Dehner
Cute Bags! Sounds like you’re taking advantage of some well deserved free time and the nice weather all at once! Good for you!
Got it! And it was good to hear from you!
I have missed your posts and glad to see it up and running.
Got your latest post! It’s great to here from you again! Love the bags!
I was just thinking today how quiet it has been without hearing about your adventures. It is wonderful to hear from you again! Merry Christmas!
Glad to get your post, I did a bunch of bags a couple years ago and I just used the end of the bags for the handles, webbing would be easier quicker and will probably last longer. Have fun 😉
Thank you for touching base with us! I have been missing your posts. I miss the stories of the farm and the animals. I hope that you are enjoying your retirement.
So glad to see you back on line , have missed hall
Got the post!! Love those bags and boy does that work area look familiar!! So happy you are able to enjoy retirement and that you have such a fabulous work space now!!!
Hello from Lois P in Omaha. I just re-subscribed last week and received 2 posts. The othe one was the sheep at your sewing room door. I guess she needs anothernquilting lesson! Happy holidays!
Cute bags Mary
I keep thinking of you and wondering how you are enjoying it.
Nice to hear from you again – hope you are enjoying retirement.
So good to hear from you, Mary. The bags really look neat!!
I got it too….thanks for the mail, loved seeing that heading in my in box today…
I want to wish all a lovely holiday season…
Coming thru loud and clear.
I received this post without an issue.
I got it, too. Also, I received my civil war fabrics and pattern. Thanks
So glad to see a post from you – Love that Emma sneaking up to the door to check on you; she’s probably missing all the comings and goings from all of us as well. Love the repurposed totes made from feed bags – modern day feed sacks you could say. Thanks Mary – have a great weekend.
Yay! I’m receiving your blog once again!
Yes, I am getting your emails, and also the pictures are still too big 🙂
Got it. Love hearing from you again. Hope you are enjoying retirement!!
Yes I have received your email. I miss your email. I live in West Virginia. I have dogs and cats too! I also sew and quit. I have several of your patterns. I’m glad to hear from you. Merry Christmas to you , your family, and the animals. Molly Daniel
So glad to have this website up again. Bags look great, what are they made of, it looks like a plastic.
Also loved the goat at the door. So sweet.
Got it here in Mackinaw, Il
Received your blog. Thanks!
Lokking Good !!!
It’s so good to see your posts again!! I miss hearing about your furry friends! I have a Cat Chow bag waiting to be made into a tote, and wasn’t sure how you went about doing that. Do you sew the webbing on just the top?? and square off the bottoms? Thanks for your advice….. (go Hawks!)
Got your CHICKEN SCRATCH post!!! FUN! I’d LOVE to make a TON OF THOSE FEED BAGS!!! I’d LOVE the pattern??? Then…a SOURCE for the handle webbing??? ENJOY making them once you find your HANDLES!!! 😉 Alberta
i got the e–mail in az. glad to see you are enjoying retirement. keep the messages coming….
Yes it is working – loved the picture of Emma! Gail in Canada
It was fun to see Emma looking in at you. What a riot she must be! I always enjoy your posts and it was good to hear from you after a l—o—n—g absence.
Received your email. So glad to hear from you!
making tote bags came to my e-mail
Received your e-mail. So happy to hear from you.
Yes, I got the post and so glad to hear news from you again…I hooe yiu are enjoying your retirement
Love the Sprout bag. So good to hear from you. Hope retirement is going well!
Oh gosh !!! Sure was good to see you pop up again !!!! Sure have missed you, the animals, the farm and all the girls!! Enjoy your “retirement” …….don’t you find yourself just as busy ? just different……Merry Christmas and wishing you a wonderful New Year !!!
Nice to hear from you. I like the totes and as always you are staying busy!!!
Cute bags! The message came through and so did the pictures.
Received in Nevada, A-OK. . .pleased to see so many comments, Mary!!!
I am sorry you can’t find your webbing, I have spent at least half of my retirement looking for something. I hope that won’t be the same for you. 🙂
Love that you are continuing to stay in touch!
I was happy to see that I got something from you! Thanks!
Love the bags.
Your post is a hit!! Working like a charm. The tote bags are absolutely adorable!!
How do we get them when you have completed them?
How nice to see this email! The bags are precious Merry Christmas
I got your post 🙂
I forgot to ask for all new posts, yes, I would love hearing from you again….Kay F.
What a wonderful place to sew! Glad to hear from you again.
Got it! And the sweet picture of Emma.
I got 2 today!
So happy that I got it again.
It’s working. Have s good evening
Got my e-mail today
I received the e-mail
Yea!!! you’re back!!
Your bags look like a great idea- Would that work for old corn seed sacks/
Got it, those bags are soo cute Love them!!!
So good to hear from you again.
Bet you are getting several of these but yes it worked. Love the bags!
So glad to hear from you again! Looks like your “retirement” is keeping you busy. Love the bags!
Got your email and love your totes
So glad to hear from you. I’ve missed hearing from you regularly and I love hearing about all the animals. Hope you find your webbing! I spend half my life looking for things I know I have but can’t remember where they’ve gotten to. Enjoy your retirement. You have earned it!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Hi Mary – I got your e-mail. It was nice to hear from you again. Have a wonderful Holiday and hope to hear from you again soon. Linda
Absolutely great to see name in inbox..hope you are enjoying retirement,
Yes, received the email post. Bags look great!
Got your newsletter just a few minutes ago. How are you enjoying retirement??
Yes I received your wonderful email news. I have missed your notes. Keep them coming. A Canadian Fan! Anita
Yes! It is working! I missed your posts – I am glad to have them back.
So good to see your email. Keep intouch.
So good to see your email.Keep them coming.
So what are you going to use all those bags for?
I use these bags for lots of things and will sell any excess at the yard sale next spring. No, I will not ship anything!!!
I make a square bottom so the bag will sit up and I use cotton webbing for the handles because it’s easier on the hands. No pattern – just do it!
Nice to see ‘ country threads ‘again in the subject line!
Received and welcomed!
Hi…….. I got your email on 12-12-14…………I have been doing outside errands as it is 65 degrees in Great Falls MT…….It may snow tomorrow……..we are having a lot of different weather…….Merry Christmas……..Jan
It’s working. Didn’t realize I had to sign up again. I have really missed your Farm News, but know you are happy to be retired
Cute bags! Makeskme wish I had critters to feed. LOL
So glad to hear from you, and see what you’ve been up to. The link is working just fine.
So glad you’re back in my mailbox!
So glad to hear from you again. Missed your posts.
Wow what a wonderful surprise to hear from you missed you and glad you are up an running
Got it and miss you!!!
So good to hear from you again. It looks like you are enjoying retirement.
Hi – Got it. So glad to hear from you. Keep in touch. Nancy P.
So good to get an email from you! Hope “retirement” is everything you were hoping it would be!
Your email is working! So happy to hear your news again-always a bright spot in the day. I love those bags!! I have plenty of webbing but what do you use for the bottoms & how do you sew them on?
Got two today in SW Iowa….. Merry Christmas!!!!
Those bags are super cute!
Thank u… R u selling the bags, I would enjoy them.. Thanks, Katie in Gilbert, Az
The bags are cute and the email is working.
hi to mozzie!
Those feed bag totes are so cute, fun to see bags from other areas. Are you making them to sell?
Such a welcomed post! Seems you haven’t slowed down too much yet. I’ve been marking pages in 101 Fabulous Small Quilts with wee stick-on tabs for future projects. We finally got the rain storm here in Tulare in the wee hours this morning. What a blessing for parched farm land.
Quick question….How long are you sitting around in your robe in the mornings?
Launa in CA
I got it.
Got your email…..now how do I get one of these adorable bags? 🙂
Yes, I got it and I am so happy to hear from you!
Got it. Love those bags!
I make those bags also but I just cut off the bottom or top and make handles out of them. Wish I had the pretty different bags you get.
Saw your email about the sacks from the feed sacks. I do the same thing with my chicken feed bags, but just cut a double handle width off the top and use that to make my handles. Your feed bags have a better design than the ones I have.
Please keep sending out the emails!
I’ve been thinking of you and Connie! I sure do miss your newsy emails, but I am so happy for you – for your new found free time.
You and I never met, but I will always be grateful to you, for your words of encouragement concerning my aging cat. Toby is still with us. He is 18 years and counting! His hearing is almost all gone, but he can see O.K., and he still purrs when I hold him, and he snuggles next to me for a nap!
So good to hear from you! Miss hearing about all the animals and pets, but of course your animals ARE pets!
Got you message A-OK….love the bags. Hope you find the webbing…..I know all about hidden items in the workroom….
Great looking bags! How can I order one??? Many thanks!
Got it! Good to hear from you again!!
Miss all your news and beautiful pictures was so excited to see that I had emails from you today.
love the bags esp. the bird one!
I did not realize they still made feed bags like that. Are they vinyl?
Am so happy to recieve your posts again. I love the bags you are working on!
Loved your tote photo.
I got the email! Glad to be in touch. I hope you’re enjoying retirement as much as I have!! It’s so relaxing!
Love the sunflower bag. Welcome back!
How wonderful to hear from you once again. Great picture of Emma. Merry Christmas and Happy 2015
Coming thru load and clear, I’m thrilled, so good to know you survived and are blogging-
It’s working! Great to hear from you. I’ve missed your blog.
I did get the email but it did not include any photos. Had to go to blog to see photos.
Got it!!!! And many thanks!!!
Love the tote bags
So glad you’re back telling all of your heartwarming stories…Merry Christmas!
Got the feed sack email. Again thrilled to get you back up online. Missed you and your farm family.
Working perfectly in Florida!
So glad to hear from you! Merry Christmas!!
Got it. So good to hear from you!
I love your bags. I’ve been saving some cat food bags to make some, too.
Just love your bags – I’ve been making them also. We live on a farm so I have chicken, bird and fish food bags and I buy different kinds of dog and cat food with the kinds of pets my friends have so I can make them a bag with their special friend on it. Finding a black lab bag was the most challenging – got it at the dollar store. The sign shop in town gives me scraps of the plastic sign material to use as the bottoms. So glad you are enjoying your retirement!
I got it, too. I commented on Emma. It sure sounds like we are all happy to hear from you!!!:). It’s in the high 39’s here in Ohio. I love reading the comments from all over the country. Enjoy the weekend.
Got your email. Enjoy the game.
I got the post via email.
Love the tote bags and thatI’m receiving mail from Iowa again! Feels like an old friend is back. I love to read the stuff you write and see the photos of all your animals. Merry Christmas
Glad to have you back. Love the bags. Merry Christmas.
Welcome back. Oh how I have missed you.
Yay! You’re back!!!!!
Welcome back!! I missed hearing from you!
I was thrilled to see this post! Welcome
Glad that your enjoying retirement. Happy Holidays. Diane
Glad to hear from you again. Love all yoir posts about the animals and the pictures.
Merry Christmas and a healthy Happy New Year.
Getting it in Texas
got it missed the news
Getting the posts here in Maine. Happy Holidays everyone!
Hi, got picture of Emma and the one on tote bags. Thank you for continuing. With wishes for a safe & merry christmas and happy new year, vickie
Please keep sending me the Country Threads e-mails. I enjoy reading them and
have missed them these past few months. Merry Christmas!
Got it! Merry Christmas
So very pleased to hear from you once more—have missed you.! From Jean in South Africa.
Good to hear from you again!
Does your quilt shop feel just a bit “haunted” when you walk in now? Kind of sad for sure. Would love to see your cantata–just my favorite moment on Christmas Eve since I was 8 and started in the Children’s Choir–especially the very first time I sang the “Hallelluia”choir with the adult choirs and huge pipe organ–still gives me goose bumps Good luck finding you web handles. Since we moved in most of our conversations begin with “do you remember where…..”Only 2 football games today…………
I saw Rick today Mary….will hope to stop out sometime….
So great to hear from you!! It’s like an early Christmas surprise!!
Have a very merry Christmas!
Got it, and happy to have you back.
I’m able to read it in both The Old Reader and Feedly feed readers.
This are wonderful – will they be available for sale? Happy holidays to all. Joanne
Glad to hear from you again
Its fun hearing about your farm and retirement news. Thank you for
sending out the emails. Miss the store though.
Definitely working for me. So glad to hear from you again! Missed hearing about the animals and the other goings on at the farm.
Getting the emails in the UK.
Have a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!!!
I received your e-mail also. I really like the bags; I have thought of trying to make some myself. They would be good for grocery shopping. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Love them bags 🙂 Would you share a tutorials?