Dec 21, 2009

Sewing Over The Wire 12/21/2009

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

About People:
Julia, you will like this article! :)
Couple combines love of UK and cornhole
The Cincinnati Enquirer
Sun, 13 Dec 2009
Pam and Chris Pope, owners of Beach's Sew and Vac in
Newport, have turned a love of cornhole into a side business to help in tough economic times.

Shop's customers can have clothes made, make their own
Mon, 14 Dec 2009
Shirley Boyd was gifted with a talent to sew. In 1967, while in the eighth grade in
Starkville, Miss., she won first prize for designing the high school queen's homecoming gown. At age 17, Boyd made dresses for a 17-member wedding party. From 1978 through 1997 she owned the Unlimited Sewing Shop in the Beverly neighborhood of Chicago. And now, Boyd has brought her talents to her new business ...

Altered by a Sewing Machine
New York Times
Mon, 14 Dec 2009
Where once I was a results person, I now believe in process and patience

With craft, Blanchard woman helps customers bear their loss
The Oklahoman
Mon, 14 Dec 2009
BLANCHARD â Tammy Hendricks wanted to do something special with the fur coat of her mother, who died of breast cancer in 1996.The coat hung in a closet for two years before Hendricks pulled it out and decided to make a teddy bear. It was something she thought she could cherish that would serve as a reminder of her mom’s faith, love and perseverance. Hendricks bought a $99 sewing machine
and set ...

Local woman creates crafts for canines
Tue, 15 Dec 2009
A Byron Center crafter is bringing new meaning to the term “Doggie Bag.” Sharon Miller-Walcott has combined her love of sewing, fabric art and pets into one hobby, creating novelty fabric based totes she calls “Doggie Bags”.

Local cross-stitcher's work to hang in Iowa hospital
Northwest Florida Daily News
Mon, 14 Dec 2009
She would sew "x" after "x" as the image began to form. Each piece came to reflect hours of work on a small, cloth canvas, colored threads painting a picture of beauty and labor. Maxine Hadfield refers to her cross-stitching as "fine art from a fine...

Green advocate
The Star
Sat, 19 Dec 2009
SHIRIN Moiz strikes you as a person you would normally meet at social events and elite functions. But she is more at home working with her sewing machine
, which is placed in a little nook in her kitchen, or planning minor changes to her interior decor. helps Waco-area creative types sell their wares without cost of starting a business
Waco Tribune-Herald
Sun, 20 Dec 2009
Kristiana Reinhartâs kitchen table is piled high with folded fabric. A tower of textiles in bright colors and modern designs leans toward her sewing machine
, where it will eventually become stylish baby bibs, changing pads or dish towels.

Gifts of Christmas: West Lawn woman still uses sewing machine her father bought her at age 12
Reading Eagle
Sun, 20 Dec 2009
When I was 12 years old, my Dad bought me a white sewing machine from Pomeroy's. That December, when he went deer hunting, I stayed with a friend's wife who taught me how to make a skirt. It was pink linen, and I will never forget how proud I was wearing that skirt. My love for sewing continued.

Giving Back:
North Miami quilting club offers a stitch in time
Miami Herald
Tue, 15 Dec 2009
For almost half her life, 66-year-old Betty Ekle has made dozens of friends in a club of women who sew weekly. ``We share tips and inspiration,'' said Ekle, who lives in
Miramar but travels to North Miami every week for club meetings. ``But what I like the most is the friendships and the love for one another. I like being able to get together with the ladies.''

Young Affinity patients awarded Giving Dolls
The Massillon Independent
Mon, 14 Dec 2009
Volunteers are always needed to help sew Giving Dolls and knit or crochet the afghans that are distributed with them. To help, call Vohn Kolm, director of Volunteer Services, at 330-837-6855.

Minnesota Sewing Circle Makes Magic, Over 1000 Mittens For Needy
The Huffington Post
Tue, 15 Dec 2009
What's Your Reaction? In
Center City Minnesota, magic is happening through the hands of many. Ethel's Mittens is a sewing circle inspired by Ethel Young, a woman who gave away her hat and mittens to the less fortunate.

Local area colony raising money for Africa
Portage Daily Graphic
Tue, 15 Dec 2009
A group of women from Fairholme Hutterite colony are sewing together the fabric of love to help children in need in Africa.[...]

And sew it goes
Odessa American
Tue, 15 Dec 2009
Danecia Black, 12, left, and Joseph Mora, 12, fold one of the completed double layer fleece blankets that students in their sixth-grade class are making to give to children at Harmony Home for Christmas. The Burnett Elementary students were working on the blankets Tuesday.

Austin residents get 'crafty'
Central Plains Herald-Leader
Fri, 18 Dec 2009
BY BERYL HENDERS, Austin Correspondent...
Austin’s Crafty Hands Get-together has been very busy since their first get-together on Nov. 3. Some of the ladies have done a super of job sewing for some very worthwhile organizations.

How To:
What's Basically the Most Adorable Children's Gift I Can Imagine [Toys]
Mon, 14 Dec 2009
Here's the idea: your child scribbles an animal on Shidonni's website, they hand-sew a corresponding one-of-a-kind plush toy and mail it to you. Neat, right? From the looks of this video,...

Craft the bag to add an eco-friendly element to gift-giving
The Bryan-College Station Eagle
Sun, 20 Dec 2009
Put down the tape dispenser and the wrapping paper. Instead, make your own gift bags this holiday season. They can be done in a snap, and in their homemade splendor, they become part of the gift.There's a gift bag for every sewing level; if you have ...

A Different Kind of Sewing News
HOW STRANGE- I must have had this story sent to me 100 times this week:
Brazil Man Says Needles Were Meant To Kill Stepson
Local 10 Miami
Mon, 21 Dec 2009
A jailed Brazilian admitted in a television interview that he shoved nearly three dozen sewing needles into his 2-year-old stepson because he wanted to kill the boy to spite his wife.


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


  1. You are right, I did love the article about the cornholes. I never had heard them called that. What a great idea this couple had!!! I also really liked the one about sending the dolls to hospitals, like St. Judes. I have a real connection to St. Judes. I had several students over the years who had to go there as patients. Some made it and some didn't, but they all got special treatment. Their parents did too. The child of two of my former students is a patient there now. I love the dolls made from children's drawings too. What's up with the dad putting needles in his step son? What cruelty there is in this world!!!

  2. Oh yeah, I hope you and your family have a Very Merry Christmas and that 2010 is is wonderful year for you!!! You are such a great friend even if it is just through blogger land. I feel that I truly know you!