Sep 16, 2009

Sewing Over The Wire....

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

Alex Parents Giving Back - not about sewing, about my friends:

Mass Military Heroes Fund honors loved ones on 9/11
Roslindale Transcript
Thu, 10 Sep 2009
Melida Arredondo, stepmother of Lance Cpl. Alexander S. Arredondo who was killed in Iraq in August of 2004, serves on the MMHF Family Advisory Committee and was instrumental in creating a project for the families to host on 9/11. "A connection exists between the family members of those lost on 9/11 and those who have lost their loved ones as a result of the wars in
Iraq and Afghanistan - this ...

Project Runway:

Project Runway Live Blog: Episode 4
Charleston City Paper
Thu, 10 Sep 2009
We follow the sewing and sweating of Charleston's two Project Runway designers: Gordana Gehlhausen and Carol Hannah Whitfield. by Greg Hambrick We follow the sewing and sweating of
Charleston's two Project Runway designers: Gordana Gehlhausen and Carol Hannah Whitfield. Project Runway Episode 4

Sewing History:

This is a fun article to read:

Sept. 10, 1846: Sewing Machine Starts New Thread
Wired News
Wed, 09 Sep 2009
Elias Howe patents a sewing machine that doesn't make him much money ... until others improve the design.

Stone Age twining unraveled
Science News
Thu, 10 Sep 2009
New finds suggest that people used plant fibers for sewing and other purposes in western
Asia by 32,000 years ago

About People:

Finding fame in 4-H
Lincoln Courier
Tue, 08 Sep 2009
Grace Wibben of
Atlanta poses with her sewing machine and samples of the beginning sewing projects she has taught to Logan County 4-Hers over the past decade.

La Grange wraps up summer with artistic flair
The Doings La Grange
Tue, 08 Sep 2009
La Grange mom isn't merely whipping up costumes for all the kids in the school play. She's been sewing on behalf of the whole town, just in time for the West End Art Festival Sept. 12.

New nonprofit group looks to build on immigrants' skills
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Wed, 09 Sep 2009
Christian Evangelistic Economic Development, a new nonprofit group hopes to help immigrants open eight businesses next year -- possibly in sewing, coffee manufacturing and fish farming -- in Wilkinsburg, Braddock or McKees Rocks.

Consumers Get Crafty With Curtains
Thu, 10 Sep 2009
Sept. 10, 2009) - Those sewing classes at school weren't a complete waste of time after all for a growing number of people, according to Terrys Fabrics, the supplier of quality curtains , blinds and curtain poles helping you to transform your home for less. In a recent survey conducted by the company, 47% of respondents said they are undertaking more sewing ...

Inmates sewing shawls for breast cancer survivors
Char-Koosta News
Thu, 10 Sep 2009
BILLINGS (AP) Their fingers working steadily, draping fine pink strings over the backs of chairs in a small room in the back of the Montana Womenâs Prison and then sewing them into shawls laid out on the tables in front of them, about a dozen women began the finishing touches on a special gift for local cancer survivors.

Young designer featured on TFO
The North Bay Nugget
Sat, 12 Sep 2009
The next big thing in Canadian fashion design may be sitting behind a sewing machine
in North Bay. Stephanie Brazeau, 14, had to make room for the camera crews Saturday as they came to her home to film a television segment on her for the show RADART.

About Businesses:

Child, forced labor behind many products: study
Thu, 10 Sep 2009
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Children and forced laborers are mining gold, sewing clothing and harvesting cocoa around the world, and India is the source for the biggest number of products made by these workers, a U.S. government report said on Thursday.

Newmanâs Own Award winners honored - Navy News, news from Iraq - Navy Times
Navy Times
Fri, 11 Sep 2009
Groups helping wounded troops in a variety of ways sewing adaptive clothing, providing trained service dogs, connecting them with donors, establishing peer support groups, building new homes â are at the forefront of this yearâs winners of the Newmanâs Own Awards.

Mine Hill stitchers sew love the troops
The Randolph Reporter
Fri, 11 Sep 2009
TWP. Sometimes, the best way to thank military men and women fighting abroad is to keep them in stitches.


Otsego Junior High selling 7 sewing machines
The Toledo Blade
Wed, 09 Sep 2009
Otsego Junior High School no longer needs its sewing machines but is hoping someone else does. Sewing was eliminated from the curriculum when new standards were adopted last year by the Ohio Department of Education for family and consumer science programs - the classes formerly known as home economics. As a result, Otsego is selling seven Janome sewing machines with ...

Observe sewing month by being creative
The Monitor
Wed, 09 Sep 2009
In tough economic times, one of the most resourceful and fun ways to save money is to get creative. Reuse, Remake, Restyle is the theme for National Sewing Month celebrated in September. The month long observation of the art and craft

Craft Faire set for Oct. 10
The Temecula Valley News
Fri, 11 Sep 2009
Temecula United Methodist Churchs 12th annual Craft Faire will be held Saturday, Oct. 10, from
8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The church is at 42690 Margarita Road in Temecula. Sixty-five vendors will offer handicrafts in wood, sewing and fine arts, home décor, soaps and bath products, jewelry, roasted nuts and coffees, candles, paper art, holiday themes and more. A selection of live plants will be offered

Edison Library Hosts Simplicity Patterns
Tue, 15 Sep 2009
With the popularity of "Project Runway" sewing has hit a new level of interest, More people young and old are picking up an old interest.

Giving Back:

Donations are sought for Operation Santa â09
The Canton Daily Ledger
Thu, 10 Sep 2009
The Central Illinois/Peoria Chapter of the American Sewing Guild is supporting Operation Santa ‘09 to support all branches of our military by sending at least 35,000 Christmas stockings filled with personal needs to our deployed troops.

CoxHealth seeks sewing volunteers
The Springfield News-Leader
Fri, 11 Sep 2009
If you have a sewing machine and enjoy sewing, CoxHealth Volunteer Services could use your help.

American Sewing Guild adapts clothing for wounded military
Macomb Daily
Sat, 12 Sep 2009
As long as we have
U.S. military people recovering from war wounds, there will be people from the Sew Much Comfort group adapting clothing for them.

Quilting for veterans
The World
Sat, 12 Sep 2009 11:25 AM PDT
NORTH BEND When Evelyn Bucker decides she is going to do something, nothing can stop her. So when the 88-year-old said she is going to sew 100 quilts for local veterans by spring 2010, there is hardly a doubt she will.

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

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