Nov 4, 2009

Sewing Over The Wire 11/04/2009

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

About People:
30 years of Finishing Touches
Edwardsville Intelligencer
Tue, 27 Oct 2009
Carrie Babington and Bette McCallon were good friends living in Litchfield in 1979. Both had three young children each, enjoyed sewing, had an eye for interior design and wanted to make some extra money. While their children were in school, the two women began painting, hanging wall paper and offering their interior design services to the Litchfield community.

Sewing Christmas Stockings
BellaOnline Wed, 28 Oct 2009
Opening the Christmas stocking gifts has been part of my family tradition since I was a child and I have carried that over into my own family. With these stocking patterns, you too can introduce a lovely tradition into your family.

An eye for the needle
The Naperville Sun
Wed, 28 Oct 2009
Sophia Moreau won't be shopping for a Halloween costume this year.Instead, the crafty Naperville teen will be wearing a costume she created and sewed for herself. "I love making clothes," said the seventh-grader. "It just makes you feel good to wear something and say 'I made that.'"Moreau is one of many children who learned to sew at Melissa's Sewing Lessons for Kids, owned by Melissa Kristufek ...

Sew spooky
Sheboygan Press Wed, 28 Oct 2009
RUSSELL Its quite possibly the most unlikely location imaginable for a Halloween costume shop

Kriebel makes it sew simple to raise a Smile
Spring-Ford Reporter & Valley Item
Fri, 30 Oct 2009
When Violet Kriebel, a mother of five grown children, retired and widowed, lost her mother to cancer, she joined the Womenâs Civic Club of Schwenksville.

Magic buttons: Grandmother's collection -- and a family love of sewing -- inspires creativity
Memphis Commercial Appeal
Mon, 02 Nov 2009
Many folks wouldn't know what to do with 2,000 buttons inherited from a grandmother. But Missy Ricketts, manager of Broom Corn Fabrics, had her own collection of piles of scraps and fabric remnants from her more than 18 years working at the store. To her, it seemed natural to combine them. For her mother, she made a bib apron decorated with a fabric flower accented in the center with a ...

Woman's chaos produces fabric gems
The Herald-Mail
Mon, 02 Nov 2009
BOONSBORO To many people, the second floor of Judy Williamsons home would look like a mess, with sewing project supplies strewn about, and stored in tubs, baskets and plastic carts.

Santa's little helpers: GUM Park kids help with stockings for stuffing
Herald & Review
Mon, 02 Nov 2009
DECATUR - Standing beside the work table, she still could just barely see over the sewing machine bed
. But standing was the only way she could reach the foot controls to make the machine work and still guide the fabric being hemmed through a sewing machine.

Jenny T. Launches A Free 21 Day Sewing Challenge - Sew 3 Designer Christmas Stockings and Get Ready for the Holidays
Wed, 04 Nov 2009
Jenny T. launched her new website, where sewers of all levels can sign up for a 21 day sewing challenge. Visitors will receive free daily sewing lessons that guide them through sewing 3 original Christmas stockings - just in time for the holidays. Jenny T. makes sewing the Christmas stockings easy with online video and printable sewing patterns

About Businesses:
Biz buzz: Sewtropolis
Southwest Journal
Sun, 01 Nov 2009
Sewtropolis, a do-it-yourself sewing studio and fabric store, is opening Nov. 1 at
5 W. Diamond Lake Road. It will take the place of Auntie Emâs bookstore, which recently closed.

New Report Provides A Detailed Analysis Of The Fabric, Craft & Sewing Supplies Stores Market In The US
Tue, 03 Nov 2009
This is the replacement for the April 2009 edition of Fabric, Craft & Sewing Supplies Stores in the
US report.

Giving Back:
Merced student's love of sewing helps patients
Merced Sun-Star
Fri, 30 Oct 2009
Mariah Contreras has been able to sew "ever since I learned how to walk and talk," the 17-

 Marathon project creates quilts for kids
The Yuma Sun
Fri, 30 Oct 2009
The Linus Project held its second marathon sewing session at Dancemakers Studio this week, working on quilts to ease the pain of children under duress.

Women sew quilts for homeless Hoosiers
Indianapolis Fri, 30 Oct 2009
The number of homeless families grew by 78 percent from January of last year to this year. That startling report was released by the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention. Read more at

Cowley knitters are sew generous
This is Oxfordshire
Sun, 01 Nov 2009
A GROUP of women have stitched hundreds of hats, scarves and gloves to keep foreign children warm this Christmas.

Be a doll - sew for Santa
Tri-County Citizen
Mon, 02 Nov 2009
By Jeanne Marcello Staff Reporter MONTROSE - Volunteers are needed to make dolls and doll clothes for Santaâs Toy Store in Montrose. Christmas is about eight weeks away and many Montrose families are having a very tough year. Volunteers can use their skills to assist making a variety of toys to help Santa Claus fill the need in the Montrose area this year. read more

'Covering' the bases
The Hawk Eye
Tue, 03 Nov 2009
Marge Mehmken is trading in her bowling ball for a sewing needle
, at least part-time. Mehmken, a regular Tuesday and Friday Senior League bowler, has been creating quilts for the local Hospice House. Since Oct. 2008, Mehmken has made 120 quilts for the organization.

Sew and Sews group stitches together colorful comforters for people in need in three Appalachian communities
Quincy Herald-Whig Tue, 03 Nov 2009 09:55 AM PST
KINDERHOOK, Ill. Annabel Blackorby lined up her rotary cutter and sliced colorful fabric into strips. The small pieces of fabric will have a big impact on people Blackorby likely will never meet but still wants to help.

A Different Kind of Sewing News
Secretaries asked to darn bosses' trousers survey shows
Daily Telegraph
Tue, 03 Nov 2009
Secretaries are bullied undervalued and asked by their boss to perform inappropriate tasks such as sewing up a trouser seam walking a dog or helping with a child's homework according to new research.

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

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