Jan 14, 2010

Sewing Over The Wire 01/14/10

I'm a few day's late this week due to lack of internet access.

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

Project Runway:
Project Runway : Barron Collier grad hopes to win
Naples Daily News
Wed, 13 Jan 2010
NAPLES âMaya Luz of Naples has always been creative. Perhaps it comes from being the child of an architect and an artist.But the Barron Collier High School graduate didnât find the right outlet for her creativity until her mother, local artist Juliet Araujo, gave her a sewing machine in high school.âMy mom taught me how to sew and I started making the same skirt pattern over and over again,â Luz ...

About People:
New year inspires a spate of hoeing out the craft room cultch
Bangor Daily News
Mon, 04 Jan 2010
The advent of the new year always inspires in me an impulse to organize and clean the room where I stash my sewing, knitting and craft stuff. This is no small calling given the fact that a lot of ...

Jordan Gilliam Wins Second in State Cotton Sewing Contest
County Ledger Wed, 06 Jan 2010
Senior Jordan Gilliam won second place at the State 100% Cotton Sewing Contest on December 3. The competition was held at the Peabody Hotel and
State Convention Center in Little Rock.

Tailor hanging up scissors, ending an era in Vancouver
Vancouver Sun
Wed, 06 Jan 2010
Renzo Montagliani is hanging up the scissors, discarding the chalk that marked the cuffs and trouser bottoms and taking his foot off the sewing machine
that for 53 years stitched the bespoke suits for which he is famous.

Linda tailors herself new career in sewing
Express and Star
Thu, 07 Jan 2010
Six months ago, Linda Young was earning a healthy six-figure salary for making sure mobile giant Orangeâs IT systems could serve its millions of customers.

Jocelynn Brown: Mom fills void with beanies
Detroit News
Fri, 08 Jan 2010
Deciding to leave her career as an advertising sales executive to be a stay-at-home mom turned out to be "sew" easy for Tina Schatzberg once she started an online boutique with her mother, Gail Botner of
Clinton Township.

The Vision to Serve
Provo Daily Herald
Mon, 11 Jan 2010
As a needle rapidly feeds a thread back and forth through fabric, American Fork resident Diana Kleyensteuber is seated on the end of a table amidst a sea of sewing machines

New Books:
Book aims to connect new generation to grandmothers' skills - Sun, 10 Jan 2010 PST
The Spokesman-Review
Sun, 10 Jan 2010
Erin Bried is hoping to teach a generation of women the skills their grandmothers took for granted, such as how to shine your shoes, swaddle a newborn and spring-clean your home. And sew on a button, of course, because the title of Briedâs new book is âHow to Sew a Button â and Other Nifty Things Your Grandmother Knewâ (Ballantine, 304 pages, $15).

You Can Do It
Detroit News
Mon, 04 Jan 2010
Modern sewing allows for much more creativity and personal style as pattern designer Meg McElwee demonstrates in her just-released book, "Sew Liberated: 20 Stylish Projects for the Modern Sewist" (Interweave, $24.95).

New how-to books will give beginning seamstresses a firm foundation
Detroit Free Press
Thu, 14 Jan 2010
By now everyone knows that sewing is the new knitting. Two new sewing-related books recently crossed my desk: "The Sewing Bible" by Ruth Singer (Potter Craft, $35), declares itself the "Modern Manual of Practical and Decorative Sewing Techniques."

About Businesses:
Shop Talk | New Middletown shop offers custom embroidery
Louisville Courier-Journal
Sat, 09 Jan 2010
Sew Cute by Katie opened this week on Main Street in historic Middletown, offering alterations, embroidered monogramming and gifts. Shoppers will find baby items, including onesies, bibs and hats, that can be monogrammed, as well as laptop sleeves and mugs.

Economy Related:
Cheap labor – it’s all about money
Jail project aims at sewing profits
FOX 2 Albuquerque Sun, 10 Jan 2010
A new move to save money and make money at the
Metropolitan Detention Center would mean a whole lot of sewing for inmates.

Giving Back:
I like this story:
Seniors team up to help young cancer patients during recovery
Delaware County Daily Times
Sat, 09 Jan 2010
UPPER CHICHESTER â A group of seniors is using its skills with a sewing machine
to help brighten the day of hospitalized children.

Senior Center volunteers sew blankets for EMS patients
Hendricks County Flyer
Tue, 05 Jan 2010
Three volunteers at the
Hendricks County Senior Center here ensured a donation of fabric would be put to good use.

How To:
Cheap and easy home design projects to brighten your indoors this winter
The Express-Times
Tue, 05 Jan 2010
I found success with no-sew curtains and a peel-and-stick mural.

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

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