Apr 20, 2009

Sewing Over the Wire.....

This is going to be a weekly series where I share with you the sewing articles I receive.

I try to educate myself on all kinds of things. I like to keep up with the new things that go on in the sewing world so I have any article with "sew" or "sewing" in them sent to me. I'm going to do a series where I pass along to you any article I find of interest.

This past week sewing news:

Art of Sewing Makes a Resurgence
KOLR - KSFX Ozarks Tue, 14 Apr 2009 13:46 PM PDT
(Springfield, MO) -- The nation's economy may need some mending, but in the meantime people are finding their own ways to stitch up their problems. As people go back to the basics in times of trying economic conditions, one industry is booming.

Quilt Studio Tour offers rare look behind the scenes
Anacortes American Wed, 15 Apr 2009 09:20 AM PDT
People may envision a quilt guild as a circle of busy homemakers who steal an occasional hour to sew household items with friends, or perhaps a clique of retired ladies who have quilting bees whileâ¦

7 Fast steps to a fresh, fashionable pad
The News Journal Tue, 14 Apr 2009 23:51 PM PDT
We chatted with designer Chris Podsiad of Fidelio Design, who is giving classes at Stony Brook Sew & Vac in Wilmington, to get tips on how to spice up your room without emptying your wallet.

Burnsville based Sew Much Comfort earns national recognition
West St. Paul - Mendota Heights Sun-Current Tue, 14 Apr 2009 23:37 PM PDT
Like an assembly line reaching around the globe, thousands of nimble fingers are stitching all the time to make a difference.

Tailoring classes grow sew popular
Toronto Star Thu, 16 Apr 2009 01:36 AM PDT
Sewing classes are bursting at the seams across the GTA.

Starting up in a down economy
The Wichita Eagle Wed, 15 Apr 2009 23:10 PM PDT
In early 2002, Jim and Janeen Miller retired early from their jobs at the former Raytheon Aircraft Co. and started a business selling quilting supplies and sewing machines.

Britons turn to their sewing machines
Financial Times Fri, 17 Apr 2009 10:02 AM PDT
Cash-strapped Britons are turning to their sewing machines and repairing worn clothes instead of discarding them, boosting retailersâ sales of trimmings, fabrics and knitting wools.

Giving comfort: Ministry with hand-sewn bears taking off
The Charleston Gazette Fri, 17 Apr 2009 16:59 PM PDT
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- With her projects, Cathy Schrader brings comfort and hope, helps the economy and even eliminates waste from landfills.Although she never knew how to sew before, Schrader believes God led her into a project that requires lots of sewing....

At 35 years old, South Bend craft store thriving and hiring
WNDU 16 South Bend Fri, 17 Apr 2009 16:00 PM PDT
Ericaâs Craft and Sewing Center is celebrating 35 years in business. And as people look to save money and are learning to sew, business is strong.

From Laramie, with love
Laramie Boomerang Fri, 17 Apr 2009 20:45 PM PDT
The whirring of sewing machines emanated from down the hall. It was Tuesday, and that meant a group of dedicated women were busy working in the basement of Hunter Hall.

LIZ JONES: I'll make do with Seventies spirit, not posh gals sewing on buttons
Daily Mail Sat, 18 Apr 2009 18:53 PM PDT
LIZ JONES: I'll make do with Seventies spirit, not posh gals sewing on buttons

Woman's business leaves customers happily in stitches - with photo gallery
Livingston County Daily Press & Argus Sun, 19 Apr 2009 02:06 AM PDT
Correen Borst-Straub's creativity has included drawing, fine art and calligraphy, but it is sewing that captured her heart as a young girl and has flourished into an in-demand business.

Chambersburg Public Opinion Sat, 18 Apr 2009 23:11 PM PDT
Hosted by Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary, April 29 through May 2, Norland Shopping Center, along U.S. 11 north of Chambersburg. For sale are sewing machines, fabrics and accessories; needlework yarns and supplies; dolls and supplies; antiques; patterns and more.

Old clippings take us back
The Journal-Standard Sun, 19 Apr 2009 04:15 AM PDT
Latest just in on âgarment factoryâ Pauline Mowder of Coffeyville, Kan., wrote with new information on the old photograph we recently ran of an industrial setting with women at sewing machines. We asked if anyone knew what the operation was, and where, to which we received ideas from close to a dozen replies. The following clinches the information supplied by a couple of those sources.

Artisans set up shop online
The Evening Sun Sun, 19 Apr 2009 06:46 AM PDT
Boxes and bins line the shelves in a room at Alicia Hebert's Hanover home, labels marking what embellishments and other craft supplies lay within. Hebert used to sew in the basement, but now she comes to this room and works on her projects here after her 2-year-old daughter goes to bed.

Budget battle looms
The Montana Standard Sun, 19 Apr 2009 01:32 AM PDT
HELENA As the 2009 Legislature enters its final week, a huge policy chasm on money, schools and health care for kids splits the Senate and House and they have seven working days to sew things up.

Stitch in time helps others
Royal Oak Daily Tribune Sun, 19 Apr 2009 03:17 AM PDT
Sewing group finishes quilt for Gilda's Club. The Red Coach Ladies can spin a yarn, literally, and some might say figuratively.

Creating comfort for cancer patients
The North Bay Nugget Sun, 19 Apr 2009 10:44 AM PDT
Itâs more than a love for sewing and quilting that brings the members of North Bayâs Victoriaâs Quilts together. Itâs the knowledge that every quilt they complete will bring comfort to someone going through one of the roughest times of their lives, cancer treatment.[...]

Her collection keeps her in Stitches
Brookings Daily Register Mon, 20 Apr 2009 01:27 AM PDT
"Notions ." Patty Kratochvil, owner of Threads of Memories Antique Mall in downtown Brookings, who has a collection of about 1,000 pieces, calls them "the condiments that they used to do sewing with."

Native American Bags And Pouches
BellaOnline Mon, 20 Apr 2009 06:08 AM PDT
For keeping their sewing articles, beads and other supplies handy and safe, they also made beautifully ornamented bags and pouches.

A comforting endeavour
The North Bay Nugget Mon, 20 Apr 2009 05:16 AM PDT
It's more than a love of sewing and quilting that brings the members of North Bay's Victoria Quilts together. It's the knowledge every quilt they complete will bring comfort to someone going through one of the roughest times of their lives -- cancer treatment.[...]

Articles that make you go "huh"

Lawmakers struggle for ways to salvage senior tax exemption
Denver Post Fri, 17 Apr 2009 00:03 AM PDT
As lawmakers sew up the last of the $800 million hole in next year's budget, some are searching for ways to save a property-tax exemption for 154,000 Colorado seniors and pointing constituents to other programs.

Red mercury hoax sparks sewing machine frenzy
Australian Broadcasting Corporation Tue, 14 Apr 2009 15:42 PM PDT
Saudi police are investigating the origins of a hoax that had hundreds of people believing that old sewing machines may bring fortune because they contained an elusive, and probably mythical, substance known as red mercury. UCLA gymnasts are peaking at the right time

Woman charged with smuggling drugs to inmates
ABC Montana Tue, 14 Apr 2009 15:01 PM PDT
BUTTE - A Dillon woman is charged with supplying two jail inmates with drugs by sewing amphetamines into the waistbands of men's underwear. Shelby Lawrie pleaded not guilty Tuesday to two felony counts of distribution of dangerous drugs.

Los Angeles Times Wed, 15 Apr 2009 20:49 PM PDT
The No. 7 Bruins enter the NCAA championships today in Lincoln, Neb., with confidence after sewing up the Pacific 10 Conference title. While reflecting on the youth movement that defined UCLA's gymnastics team, Coach Valorie Kondos Field paused before bursting out in laughter.

Until next time.
Enjoy your moments ~ make them "sew" much fun,

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