Dec 28, 2009

Sewing Over the Wire 12/28/09

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

About People:
Sewing circle? With this teacher, it's deeper
Orange County Register
Tue, 22 Dec 2009
Row upon row of women sit hunched over sewing machines
. Needles clack. Rotary cutters slice fabric into strips. The sweet smell of ironing hangs in the air. Lake Arrowhead sparkles out the window. This mountain paradise should be beckoning them out...

Molalla: Teen seamstress is 3-time contest winner
The Oregonian
Wed, 23 Dec 2009
Lauren Riback, a
Molalla High School freshman, won her third first-place award in the "Make It With Wool" sewing competition. The 62nd annual statewide event is sponsored by the American Sheep Industry.

Holiday Musings
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Wed, 23 Dec 2009
When I was a little girl my mother spent a couple of weeks leading up to Christmas busy at her sewing machine
. She used to make dresses for my sister and me. Plus her full-time job was sewing at a factory making coats for the different seasons.

Children of the season
Ravalli Republic
Wed, 23 Dec 2009
Christmas season preparations come early for a pair of the pink ladies at
Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital. Every year, sometime well before hunting season opens, Donna Root goes to work sewing 24 large red stockings just big enough to hold a newborn babe.

Students sew up a little Christmas spirit
Mount Vernon News
Thu, 24 Dec 2009
MOUNT VERNON -- Mount Vernon High School students in the Transitions & Career Search I classes recently combined sewing skills with the holiday spirit by designing and sewing holiday stockings for children attending New Directions' Christmas party.

Sewing Christmas Spirit
WSIL 3 Southern Illinois Thu, 24 Dec 2009
JACKSON COUNTY-- While Santa is responsible for filling stockings- one Murphysboro woman can be credited with making hundreds of them. News 3 made a visit while she was busy knitting...

Meet Your Merchant: A stitch for new times
The Grass Valley Union
Mon, 28 Dec 2009
For sisters Susan Drown and Jennifer Davis, sewing has never been a dying art, oppressive "women's work" or tedium. For them, sewing gives freedom to make an outfit in whatever size or color they'd like. It's power to design drapes and custom decor. And for the past four years, it's been an exciting and rewarding business opportunity in the form of their downtown
Grass Valley store, Fabrics on ...

About Businesses:
Sew what? Store urged not to close department
Jackson County Floridan Wed, 23 Dec 2009
The Wal-Mart Supercenter in Marianna will get a major remodel in August, according to store Manager Mickey Gilmore.

Economy Related:
Pakistan nuns' center shows way to a better life
National Catholic Reporter
Mon, 21 Dec 2009
LAHORE, Pakistan -- A sewing center run by Daughters of the Cross nuns has for the past 20 years been helping illiterate slum dwellers gain the skills to support their families.

The Daily Iberian
Mon, 21 Dec 2009
It is said if you ‘give a man a fish, you feed him for a day, but, if you teach a man to fish you feed him for a lifetime.’ Members of Acadiana Womens Leaders, in the true spirit of the season, translated this lesson to real life Saturday when they gave 16-year-old Katie Veazey a sewing machine

Giving Back:
Students sew teddy bears, then reap goodwill
The Holland Sentinel
Mon, 21 Dec 2009
A handful of
Zeeland West High School students recently sewed teddy bears to be distributed at area homeless shelters.

Anderson New Tech students donate blankets to help foster children
Anderson Valley Post
Wed, 23 Dec 2009
After weeks of making no sew blankets, students at Anderson New Technology High School presented 82 blankets to Youth and Family Programs.

Quilts help stitch together hope for victims
Colorado Springs Gazette
Wed, 23 Dec 2009
On a recent Monday afternoon, a room at Living Hope Covenant Church was filled with laughter, talk and the hum of sewing machines
. About 15 ladies were hard at work sewing, designing or tying knots. Against the wall are yards of multicolored cloth..

How To/Sewing Ideas:
Crafted pouches are part of the gift
Detroit Free Press
Thu, 24 Dec 2009
Put down the tape dispenser and the wrapping paper. You can make your own gift bags instead. 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 sharp scissors and holiday-themed fabric, you're basically ready to go.

New Products:
Amy Butler towels make us reconsider color
The Record and Herald News
Tue, 22 Dec 2009
For years, Amy Butler has been cranking out fabrics, lifestyle books, tote bags, sewing patterns
and more. Now she has extended her line to include bedding and, yep, towels.

Encyclopedia of Sewing Book Review
Sat, 26 Dec 2009
A fantastic reference book for the beginner and experienced sewer alike.

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

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