Jun 15, 2009

Sewing Over the Wire.....

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

About People:

Alaska seamstress creates rare bird skin parka
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Sun, 07 Jun 2009
ANCHORAGE - Lydia Apatiki took a journey back through time, riding her sewing needles
and the skins of 100 small seabirds to get a taste of life before zippers and Gor-Tex.

Quilts warm up kids to math, art
Denton Record-Chronicle
Sun, 07 Jun 2009
A semester-long quilting project at Calhoun Middle School taught a group of eighth-graders more than just sewing - it weaved in lessons on critical thinking, problem solving and life skills. About 60 students participated in the project, which instructors and volunteers say incorporated mathematics, art and social skills. Calhoun math teacher Frances Dornan, who led the effort, said she wanted ...

Stitches and stuff: How much time to you have?
The Daily News
Mon, 08 Jun 2009
Melisse LaingFor The Daily News All of us have 24 hours every day. But this time is fractured â work, sleep, family, errands, household and garden chores, to name a few. The time we have left our art â sewing, quilting, painting, crafting, etc. â is often minimal. In an article in the April/May 2009 edition of Quilting Arts Magazine,â author Jane Davila focuses on this problem with some good ...

Co-op senior doing business as A.R.M. Bags for profit, grade
Nashua Telegraph Mon, 08 Jun 2009
WILTON â Wilton-Lyndeborough Cooperative High School senior Ashley Makela likes to sew. She even made a few handbags for friends. Then School to Careers coordinator Jane Fluhr suggested she undertake an independent study and create her own business with the help of business teacher Linda Cordileone. ... - By JESSIE SALISBURY Correspondent

Los Gatos sewing camp follows format of 'Project Runway' TV show
San Jose Mercury News
Tue, 09 Jun 2009
Realizing how tough the job market is, three young women from Los Gatos decided to create their own summer jobs by designing a camp for girls called Project Funway.

Quilt teacher puts all the pieces together
Papillion Times
Wed, 10 Jun 2009
Cindy Erickson began sewing in her junior high home economics class, making her own clothing and crafts.

Students have it all sewn up
Wed, 10 Jun 2009
A sewing club has sprung up at
Harmony Hills Elementary School all by chance.

Running from Betsy Ross
The Christian Science Monitor
Sun, 14 Jun 2009

It”s inevitable. Whenever anyone thinks of Flag Day, the first image that pops into theircomes to mind is Betsy Ross, looking demure in her little white cap and sewing those white stars onto the blue field of the flag. For the last four years, Iâve been writing a history of ...

Inmates Sewing Symbol Of Freedom
Sun, 14 Jun 2009
Several states have passed laws mandating that any flags flown at government buildings must be made in the
United States. Maryland not only uses domestically-produced flags, it also makes them in their state. In their state prisons, that is.

Sewing businesses finding niche in midst of recession | By Shelley Widhalm Loveland Reporter-Herald
Loveland Reporter-Herald Mon, 15 Jun 2009
Instead of a seam ripper, Bonnie McLeod uses a razor blade to rip out the outer seam from her old red jeans. She plans to add a strip of material down the leg to jazz them up into an original. McLeod, a seamstress by trade, trims, cuts and tucks old clothes into a better fit at the
Rip Club Sewing Center, which she opened last month at 2238 W. First St. in Loveland.

Giving Back:

Cancer sew-a-thon to be held June 20
Cape Coral Daily Breeze
Mon, 08 Jun 2009
The owners of Quilt Lovers' Hangout are inviting community members to help a great cause Wednesday, June 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. "It's the ConKerr Cancer event called A Case For Smiles.

Center helps women purchase sewing machines
The Deming Headlight
Sun, 14 Jun 2009
Give a person a sweater and they will be warm. Teach a person to sew and they can clothe a community.

To help the needy, it's quilt by association
News Chief
Mon, 15 Jun 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009 at 9:15 a.m. Last Modified: Monday, June 15, 2009 at 9:15 a.m. Give them some material, thread, a project and stand back: A few local women with some serious sewing skills have banded together to create items for people in need whom they've never met.



Sewing Machine Needle Types
BellaOnline Wed, 10 Jun 2009

There are many types of needles available for your sewing machine. Learn what they are used for.

Baby Doll Dress - Sewing Instructions
Sun, 14 Jun 2009
Here are the sewing instructions for the 12 to 13 inch baby doll dress.

A Different Kind of Sewing News:

Doctors sew ear on to man's stomach
Thu, 11 Jun 2009
A man who had one of his ears cut off when he was attacked in a park described yesterday how doctors stitched it to his stomach in an attempt to save it.

Until next time,

Enjoy your moments ~ make them "sew" much fun,


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