Aug 4, 2009

Sewing Over The Wire....

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


About People:

100th birthday anniversary of German "Queen of patterns"
Deutsche Welle
Tue, 28 Jul 2009
Germany's grande dame of fashion would have celebrated her 100th birthday on Tuesday, July 28. In post-war
Germany, Aenne Burda won the hearts of women with a simple idea: a magazine with sewing patterns.


Granny's sew into fashion
The Electric New Paper
Mon, 27 Jul 2009
SHE is old enough to be grandmother to some of her classmates, yet is undoubtedly the life of the classroom.


Ausherman makes colorful living hand-dying wool fibers
The Tomahawk
Wed, 29 Jul 2009
Babs Ausherman has played with colors and fibers most of her life. Her passion with fibers began while exploring various crafts at a young age, such as knitting, sewing, needlepoint, crocheting and quilting. She shared, I didn't play with Barbies, but I sewed clothes for them.


Sisters turn craft hobby into Brentwood business
The Tennessean
Wed, 29 Jul 2009
BRENTWOOD - Those who think needlepoint and sewing crafts are limited to pillows and picture frames might change their views of the art after a visit to the new Nashville NeedleWorks store.


Johnston moms, daughters learn to sew
The Des Moines Register
Thu, 30 Jul 2009
Karen Steggerda of Johnston has created a class in Johnston unlike any in the metro area. She is teaching mothers and daughters how to sew in sessions at her home.


LIFT begins sewing circle
The Norman Transcript
Thu, 30 Jul 2009
Dignity Memorial network providers Primrose Funeral Service and
Sunset Memorial Park announced today the formation of a Community Sewing Circle in conjunction with its Dignity Memorial LIFT (Living Information for Today) program.


MOVING FASHION FORWARD
Baltimore Sun
Sun, 02 Aug 2009
As Baltimore Fashion Week approaches, the city has designs on high style After a 12-hour shift stitching up wounds for his job as an emergency medical technician, Jonathan Winkles relaxes by hand-sewing a rubber ducky, strings of miniature light bulbs and the occasional vial of fake blood onto the fantastic gowns he's creating for his fashion line, Kantankerous Couture.


Sewing flourishes at Acton studio
The Acton Beacon Mon, 03 Aug 2009
The days of mandatory home economics classes may be long gone, but interest in sewing is alive and well in
Acton.


About Businesses:

Nora Abousteit and Benedikta Von Karaisl on the (Fashionable) Value of Sharing
GOOD
Fri, 31 Jul 2009
Nora Abousteit and Benedikta Von Karaisl are co-founders of Burda Style , an online resource and community for modern sewing . Burda Style is an open door sewing platform. We offer copyright-free sewing patterns that you can download and print out. Around the sewing patterns you find a community and a 'Sew-pedia' that explains sewing terms, helps with how to do things, and offers tips and ...


Giving Back:

Volunteers to sew gifts for soldiers
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
Sun, 26 Jul 2009
It's late July, but Dona Nussbaum and other volunteers at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Lubbock are already planning a Christmas treat for airmen at Kunsan Air Base in South Korea


Helping children cope
Richmond Times-Dispatch
Mon, 27 Jul 2009
Children who have a family member admitted to the hospital may soon find the experience slightly more bearable thanks to the efforts of a local Girl Scout. Hillary Carter is heading a project to design, sew and fill 150 tote bags with games, coloring books, crayons and other items to keep youngsters occupied. She√Ęs dubbed the effort 'Totes of Love.'


Sewing machines sought for use in Africa
Prince George Citizen Online
Fri, 31 Jul 2009
Have an old sewing machine in your crawl space or attic and not sure what to do with it?Judy Bala may have the answer. She's trying to gather up as many as 80 sewing machines to send to Liberia where they'll be used by young women who've graduated from a job-skills program in the African country.The women are among the nearly 600 who were "making money by other means", but were given a chance to


Medical briefs
Suburban Journals
Fri, 31 Jul 2009
Blankets collected for Project Linus Project Linus needs help from people who sew, knit or crochet or have fabric they can donate.


Quilters sew for soon-to-open mission
DeWitt-Bath Review
Sun, 02 Aug 2009
LANSING TWP. - Maybe there's something in the water in Lansing Township's Ravenswood subdivision. Four of the dozen or so quilters at the July 21 sew-a-thon at the Delta Township Library are neighbors there.


Hope Hospice program creates lasting memories
Cape Coral Daily Breeze
Sun, 02 Aug 2009
Patients staying at Hope Hospice are offered the opportunity to turn a favorite piece of clothing into a Personal Treasure. According to Hope Hospice President and
CEO, Samira K. Beckwith, the program started two years ago to bring joy to hospice patients and their families. Sewing volunteers transform the articles of clothing into keepsakes for a patient's family.


Economy Related:

Saving by sewing
WEAU Eau Claire
Mon, 27 Jul 2009
Some do-it-yourselfers are saving money by 'sewing' it alone.



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