Quilting Month and Environmentally Friendly Update
The wonderful ladies over at Sew Mama Sew have declared February to be Quilting Month! Yeah! I am going to do my best to keep up with their fun activities. I am sure it will be fun and educational at the same time! Since I need to get some quilting done on two of my quilts, I am looking forward to their articles, book reviews and wonderful tutorials. And maybe in between reading all of that I’ll find time to quilt something! I have actually practiced, did I mention that before? I stared practicing my quilting on some cute coffee related fabric. I will post pictures of the finished product, if I ever get to that point.
In other, Not-Sewing-Related news, my topic today is trash bags. Since my hubby and I have started to recycle A LOT more and are hoping to get a compost bin started really soon, we figure we won’t be throwing away nearly as much as we used to. SO, I asked him if we would agree to let us purchase recycled trash bags after we run out of our other trash bags. A lot of times, I think that it is not what we throw away that is necessarily bad for the environment. In normal circumstances, much of it would probably biodegrade on it’s own, it’s the trash bag that takes a long time to break down and biodegrade. Plus, I bet that it goes back to that thing about “the amount of energy it takes to make those trash bags…blah blah blah” But if we get recycled trash bags, it reduces emissions and all those other environmentally friendly things. You can read more about recycled trash bags on my favorite site for them, Gaiam. So, we’ll probably be investing in some of those pretty soon. I think I will also try the idea my sister had about how to avoid using those plastic bags for produce. She takes a small basket with her to the store and uses that to hold her produce. I bet I’ll get some strange looks but probably not as strange as when I just stuck the price sticker directly on the zucchini and the onion! Until next time.
Happy Stitches to You,