May 4, 2009

Sewing Over the Wire.....

This is a weekly series I do every Monday where I share sewing news I receive with you. Enjoy your reading...

Still Reporting:

'Project Runway' returns Aug. 20 on Lifetime
Tucson Citizen
Thu, 30 Apr 2009 00:20 AM PDT
LOS ANGELES - "Project Runway" finally has a date to reunite with fans after sewing up its legal battle: The show's sixth season will start Aug. 20.

About People:

Rent It By the Hour
NBC Washington
Mon, 27 Apr 2009 14:08 PM PDT
Hey hey, get your mind out of the gutter, sicko. We're talking about sewing machines.

You reap what you sew
The Age
Sun, 26 Apr 2009 21:39 PM PDT
Damien Murphy reports on the leadership qualities of one of our brightest designers, Collette Dinnigan.

Pilot Grove woman lives green, fairly sustainable life
Southeast Missourian
Sat, 02 May 2009 22:14 PM PDT
SEDALIA, Mo. -- She is the queen of green. Valerie Larm, of rural Pilot Grove, Mo., lives a fairly self-sustainable life by gardening and canning; hunting and fishing; and sewing clothes, blankets...

NYC designer inspires locals
The North Bay Nugget
Sat, 02 May 2009 04:20 AM PDT
North Bay had a taste of couture this week. New York fashion designer Koos van den Akker shared his passion for creating whimsical and abstract pieces with students at the Academy of Fine Sewing and Design.[...]

Farmers markets get into the swing of spring
The Gresham Outlook
Fri, 01 May 2009 19:00 PM PDT
There’s no polite way to say it: Terry Powers is seeing things. A rusty pipe wrench takes flight as a dragonfly. Old gears soar as birds. An ancient sewing machine takes on a new life as a rabbit. Bulbs from street lamps become bugs. The
Sandy resident finds whimsy in scrap metal, artistry ...

Lifting veil on regimes
Otago Daily Times
Fri, 01 May 2009 10:20 AM PDT
In some places in
Afghanistan, women have been tortured or killed for reading books, writing poetry or attending a gathering of literary enthusiasts. But what if the same women came together to sew? And what if they did not actually sew, but read books, wrote poems and took lessons in literature?

Learn to sew with Daniel Johnston
USA Today
Thu, 30 Apr 2009 07:04 AM PDT
I'm not really a crafty person, but the folks at Sublime Stitching may get me to start using a needle and thread ... for fun. The website has posted embroidery patterns based on the drawings of singer/songwriter Daniel Johnston, and...

Passion for fashion
The Mail Tribune
Thu, 30 Apr 2009 02:15 AM PDT
On a Tuesday morning, the sewing machines are humming in Laura Davidson's fiber arts class at
Ashland High School.

Lexington poet evokes textile mill life in play this weekend
Greensboro News & Record
Thu, 30 Apr 2009 00:13 AM PDT
GREENSBORO â Barbara Presnell used to walk among the rows of sewing machines and hear the women say, âIs this your little girl, Bill?â That happened always on Saturdays. Sheâd be there, in Stedman Manufacturing in
Asheboro, trailing her plant-manager daddy and watching the women make underwear before scooting to the break room to down a Dr Pepper. It was hot. It was noisy. And Presnell remembers

Make a Hat, Sew a Pretty Dress, Take Charge
NBC4 Los Angeles
Tue, 28 Apr 2009 00:22 AM PDT
We've all longed to work with our hands, to have superior skills at the sewing machine or camera or garden. A soon-to-open shop is going to show us just how to get there...

Taiwan villagers turn bras into face masks to prevent swine flu
Tue, 28 Apr 2009 07:09 AM PDT
Taipei - Women in a southern Taiwan village are turning bras into face masks amid a shortage of the masks in shops after a swine-flu alert was declared, a news reports said Tuesday. Many women in Houbi in
Tainan County are sitting before sewing machi...

Giving Back

Online sign-up available for Go Red campaign
The Bismarck Tribune
Sat, 02 May 2009 01:46 AM PDT
Go Red ND, a partnership between the American Heart Association and Dakota Medical Foundation, invites North Dakota women to sew, knit or crochet scarves incorporating the color red and send them to Go Red ND.

Monona woman ships donated sewing machines to the needy
The Capital Times
Sat, 02 May 2009 06:03 AM PDT
Margaret Jankowski has taken an idea of donating spare sewing machines into an international philanthropy project. She has collected and shipped them to
Sri Lanka, New Orleans and Kosovo for women to use to build skills and create jobs for themselves.

Since When Are Sewing Machines, Refrigerators and Cars Heavy Artillery?
PRWeb via Yahoo! News
Thu, 30 Apr 2009 00:01 AM PDT
A local ministry partnership is using sewing machines, refrigerators, and trucks to wage war against poverty and hopelessness. Like David going into battle against Goliath with just a few rocks, the
Honduran Holiness Church and World Gospel Mission are using everyday items at the Choluteca Vocational School to combat the spiritual and social giant of poverty.

Stitching out a business; Machine helps St. Elmo couple sew 200 quilts per month
Herald & Review
Tue, 28 Apr 2009 22:13 PM PDT
ST. ELMO - Once was enough. In 1993, Althea Warner made her first quilt, doing everything by hand to complete it. That was the first and only time she did it that way.

Mrs sew and sew recalled to twitter for the nation
Mon, 27 Apr 2009 03:40 AM PDT
Archana Venkatraman, Information World Review , Monday 27 April 2009 at 11:15:00 Blog for victory The Imperial War Museum London has recruited a World War II spokeswoman called Mrs Sew-and-Sew to front a social media campaign....

Volunteers tackle big sewing job for Snohomish County jail
Everett Herald
Mon, 04 May 2009 00:14 AM PDT
More than 2,000 new uniform patches need to be sewn onto uniforms at the Snohomish County jail.

Medical Advice:

More News
The Scranton Times-Tribune
Wed, 29 Apr 2009 01:33 AM PDT
Q: I am a 63-year-old woman who does a great deal of hand sewing (quilting). I’m plagued with splitting of the skin on my thumbs. They get so bad sometimes I resort to using glue to close up and seal the areas so I can work. I wear rubber gloves to wash dishes and am continually putting on hand lotion to soften my skin. I also take 1,300 milligrams of flaxseed oil a day to alleviate dry skin. ...

Getting Married – some tips to save

Fewer flowers, local vendors and an off-season date are easy on the budget.
Oxford Press Sun, 03 May 2009 05:19 AM PDT
Staff photo by Samantha Grier Mary Cittadino of West Chester Twp. has been sewing since she was 5, when her grandmother taught her. Now she sews wedding dresses, bridesmaids dresses, prom dresses and others.

New Products:

Shoppers Rule Inc, of Arnold Missouri Announces the Release of The Embroidery Stabilizer Snap Wraps
Sun, 03 May 2009 00:18 AM PDT
Shoppers Rule Inc. offers the finest quality products and services at the lowest possible price to the home sewer and small sewing businesses. At Shoppers Rule, you pick the item then pick the price. To-date Shoppers Rule has delivered over 4 million items to over 300,000 satisfied customers. Shoppers Rule is thrilled to release its new product The Embroidery Stabilizer Snap Wraps.

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

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