Nov 10, 2009

Sewing Over The Wire 11/10/2009

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

Project Runway:
Sew not what it used to be
New York Post Fri, 06 Nov 2009
"Project Runway" has struggled to make it work in its sixth season, which concludes in a two-part finale starting Thursday. The once-fascinating show's intrigue has slipped as badly as a model in 5-inch heels drunk on champagne. Is the very mantr...

About People:
Kriebel makes it sew simple to raise a Smile
Spring-Ford Reporter & Valley Item
Wed, 04 Nov 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.

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. (PRWeb
Nov 4, 2009) Read ...

Focus: Purveyors of style
BusinessWorld Online
Thu, 05 Nov 2009
In a lecture hall with a projector screen and white board, the professor gives out assignments to students, who wheedle for an extension of the deadline -- pretty much the same scenario you'll find in any school. But the mood boards, dolls in period costumes and desks flipped to sewing machines
would tell you this isn't an ordinary school, if the creative clothes the students are wearing haven't ...

Quilters show appreciation with donation to Sun Health Auxiliary
Thu, 05 Nov 2009
Some people send thank-you cards, or perhaps pick up the telephone to express their gratitude. Camelia "
Cam" Hammond chose a slightly more extravagant gesture. The Avondale resident and her sewing circle, the Out to Lunch Bunch Quilters, recently...

The church lady: Here comes Christmastime!
Naples Daily News Fri, 06 Nov 2009
The United Church of Marco's annual Christmas Bazaar has been an island tradition for over 40 years. This year, it will be held from
9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 14. The church's Bazaar Ladies have been hard at work preparing for it. Workshops are held every Wednesday morning from January to April and from October until the Bazaar, in the church conference room, to sew a few stitches, glue ...

Furrier is last of a breed
Westchester Suburban Life
Fri, 06 Nov 2009
Christos Taltsidis started in the fur business when he was 13 in his native Greece sweeping floors, sewing small pieces of fur, breaking a lot of needles and getting his bosses upset.

Former inmate turned small business owner
9 News
Denver Sat, 07 Nov 2009
SHERIDAN - How many of us can truly say we found our life's calling? Sewing found Johnny Wimberly as a teenager, long before he found this work as a small business owner, running Jed's Custom Services in Sheridan.

Santa Anna quilters sewing together a business
Abilene Reporter-News
Sun, 08 Nov 2009
Amid the small rural community of Santa Anna's historic old buildings, sits an unassuming store front with a sign painted in cursive proudly notifying visitors that they are at Quilterâs Patch. For 10 years the Quilterâs Patch has not only been able to stitch a pattern in time, but also of excellence. Owners and neighbors Rita Day and Beth Worley began the business somewhat by chance after ...

Costumer: Sew much work, sew much reward
Rockford Register Star
Mon, 09 Nov 2009
Sheer chiffon. Smooth satin and silk. These are the fabrics Julie Seger occasionally pulls from old prom dresses and wedding gowns to make some costumes for ballerinas of the Rockford Dance Company.   INSIDE How  to see 'The Nutcracker' in Rockford   ON THE WEB Rockford Dance Company

About Businesses:
British Vogue
Fri, 06 Nov 2009
The window of Iniva Gallery, at
Rivington Place in east London, really caught our eye. Indian artist NS Harsha has constructed a grand-scale installation made up of rows and rows of antique sewing machines each stitching together calico flags.

Economy Related:
Self-help classes on rise
Miami Herald
Sat, 07 Nov 2009
Instead of buying new clothes or hiring a tailor to alter her dresses, fashionista Vanessa Ofarril, 33, has decided to learn to sew. Ofarril, who has her own vintage merchandising business, is taking sewing as an hour-long evening community class at
Krop Senior High School in Miami.

Students prepare for Beaux Arts Ball
Sun, 08 Nov 2009
The Beaux Arts Ball is still a few weeks away, and student designers are hard at work, sketching, pinning, fitting and sewing his or her garments.

Giving Back:
Ace employees wrap children in love
The Doings Oak Brook
Tue, 03 Nov 2009
Ace Hardware Corporation
's No-Sew Fleece Club is resuming -- with some lofty goals.

Sewing the seeds of hope, literally
WPVI-TV Philadelphia Wed, 04 Nov 2009
What began as a project for a Penn student from
Zimbabwe has become an international effort.

Stitching for kids and cancer patients more than Sew Sew
Peterborough Examiner Thu, 05 Nov 2009
If stitches were miles, Northcrest Ward's Sew Sew ladies would have sewn their way around the world several times.

The Maui News Thu, 05 Nov 2009
KAHULUI - A project aimed at bringing Christmas cheer to
U.S. troops overseas has drawn a highly motivated crowd of residents and staff at Hale Makua in Kahului.

Sew patriotic
Tulsa World
Fri, 06 Nov 2009
At first glance, the library at Sts. Peter and Paul School looks chaotic  with middle school students scurrying around tables carrying stuffing and fabric and the whirling sounds of sewing machines ...

 Stitching for the troops: Local Pecatonica women act as angels for soldiers
The Journal-Standard
Sun, 08 Nov 2009
What began with two women wanting to make quilts has blossomed into something more and in a few short years, Stonewall Stitcheries has become synonymous with helping people keep warm, whether in hospitals, nursing homes or helping others fighting cancer or other diseases. The women who spend hours painstakingly sewing and quilting have taken on a bigger task  helping soldiers in their time of ...

How To:
Sewing Projects for Thanksgiving
Wed, 04 Nov 2009 05:08 AM PST
Thanksgiving is a time for family to gather and enjoy good food and company. With these free sewing projects, you can decorate your home for Thanksgiving or make something to give to your host or hostess in thanks.

New Products:
Minn. Woman's Special Needle Makes Sewing A Snap
WCCO Minneapolis - St. Paul
Thu, 05 Nov 2009 07:35 AM PST
Pam Turner remembers laughing when her mother had trouble threading a needle. No matter how much she squinted, she would end up asking young Pam to help her.

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

1 comment:

  1. Very interesting topics as usual. I'm going to come back later today to read a couple of them in depth. I don't have time this morning. It's off to a hair appointment and then to Chattanooga for a mammogram. Fun, fun! I get one yearly, though, especially since my sister has had breast cancer.