Jan 4, 2010

Sewing Over The Wire 01/04/10


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

About People:
Elder continues Mardi Gras Indian craft
The Houma Courier
Mon, 28 Dec 2009
Kathrine Schmidt Staff Writer HOUMA â Isaac Edwards had been sewing Mardi Gras Indian costumes for 69 years. Mr. Ike, as he is called, wasn’t going to let a hurricane stop him from continuing that tradition.


Breast cancer awareness is a year-long mission for Upper Marlboro resident and dollmaker
The Prince George's Sentinel
Wed, 30 Dec 2009
On a recent afternoon, Cynethea Cunningham was in the basement of her Upper Marlboro home sewing, stitching, cutting, and ironing for a doll she created.


Through Ups and Downs of Illness, Creativity Endures
New York Times
Sun, 03 Jan 2010
Janet Dennard, who has struggled with bipolar disorder and a frayed relationship with her daughter, channels her energy into sewing.


Events:
Bus charter offered to sewing, stitchery expo
Tri-City Herald
Tue, 29 Dec 2009
The Clothing & Textile Advisors are chartering a 40-passenger bus to the Washington State Fai


Giving Back:
Chagrin students make blankets for Project Linus
The News-Herald
Mon, 28 Dec 2009
Chagrin Falls students in Paula McVey's Sewing and Consumer Science classes have become involved in Project Linus, a name taken from one of Charles Schulz's "Peanuts" characters.


Sewing for injured soldiers
The Jackson Sun Tue, 29 Dec 2009
Sew Much Comfort is a group that meets the first and third Monday of the month to construct and reconstruct “dignity garments” for men and women who have been injured while protecting our country. The group makes lounge pants with Velcro access to accommodate bandages and prostheses.


How To/Tutorials:
Jocelynn Brown: Cupcake pin cushion a sweet change
Detroit News
Thu, 31 Dec 2009
For years, one of the most recognizable supplies for sewing has been a pin cushion that looks like a bright red tomato with a dangling strawberry attached.


Make an awesome ottoman
The Indianapolis Star
Fri, 01 Jan 2010
The new year can bring fresh decorating inspiration. For the intermediate to advanced DIY-er, here's a project to challenge and gratify you on a cold, dark weekend. The ottoman project entails three parts: Build a frame, enclose and pad, and sew and attach with jazzy fabric.


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