Feb 15, 2010

Sewing Over The Wire 02/15/10

This is a weekly series where I share sewing news I receive with you. There's more than usual since I had no internet last week.

Enjoy your reading.

Project Runway:
TV Watch: 'Project Runway' recap: Cover story
Entertainment Weekly
Fri, 12 Feb 2010
Officially, the name of this week's episode was ''Run For Cover,'' but surely that's the edited-for-television version of the original working title: ''Run Over Mila's Ego Repeatedly (With Your Special Issue Project Runway Brother Sewing Machine) Until the Cocky Beyotch Finally Gets Her Comeuppance.

About People:
Sewing volunteers create costumes for living-history farm
Tue, 02 Feb 2010
There was a time -- before television, computers, cars and multi-tasking -- when women meet regularly to sew, socialize and support one another. In that regard, not much has changed at
Buckley Homestead County Park, a living historical farm. Early each year, the Buckley Volunteer Sewing Parlor meets each week through early March to do just that -- socialize, support and sew the many period

Learning a life skill
Marshall Independent
Mon, 01 Feb 2010
MARSHALL - "I like doing artsy things and thought it'd be something fun to do on early out days," said Maddy Sook. The sixth-grader was one of nine girls at Fabrics Plus on a Wednesday afternoon, learning how to sew an apron

His art is oh, sew fine
Evansville Courier & Press
Tue, 02 Feb 2010
EVANSVILLE âSince his retirement, Earl "Doc" Andes, a former doctor of internal medicine at Welborn Clinic, has been able to devote time to a hobby he began almost by accident some 40 years ago.Andes, a spry 92 years old and a resident at Holiday Village Independent and Assisted Living on Evansville's North Side, devotes much of his time to creating needlepoint, cross-stitch and other fabric art ...

How football and fabric help fight cancer
WCAX-TV Vermont
Sun, 07 Feb 2010
Football and sewing may seem like an odd combination. But they are two of Craftsbury resident Frank Halden's favorite hobbies and together they are furthering his goal to help find a cure for cancer.

Quilters skip Super Bowl for stitches | By Scott Rochat © 2010 Longmont Times-Call
The Longmont Times-Call
Mon, 08 Feb 2010
LONGMONT - Saints? Colts? Big deal. There’s stitching to do. On Super Bowl Sunday, the Quilter’s Studio was a sanctuary for those looking to escape the big game. No TVs, no radios â just a whole lot of sewing machines and a circle of women glad to get out of the house.

Stitching It Up offers variety, keeps it simple
The Spectrum
Mon, 08 Feb 2010
CITY â Kim McAllister never thought she'd one day turn her passion for sewing, embroidery and other crafts into a small business. McAllister is the owner of Stitching It Up, a small sewing shop, in downtown Cedar City on Main Street. After sewing and learning other crafts when she was about eight or nine years old, McAllister first went into the hairdressing and cosmetology industry ...

First ladies' causes: Dolley's orphanage and more
The Norwalk Citizen
Tue, 09 Feb 2010
The first first lady to take on a public project,
Madison helped to found an orphanage for young girls, the Washington Female Orphans Asylum. She gave money to the project, donated a cow to provide the girls with fresh milk, and helped to sew uniforms.

Malvern artist's work showcased at Jenkins Arboretum
Daily Local News
Thu, 11 Feb 2010
Nancy Cosmos warmed up to quilts at a young age. Growing up in northern Minnesota, she designed her first quilt, a log-cabin one with yellow centers and rounded edges, for her bedroom in the seventh grade. She pieced it together from scrap sewing fabrics and old clothing, including polyester double knits. Her mother, Irene, helped with the design and sewing.

Miller cut from the right cloth
The Buffalo News
Thu, 11 Feb 2010
Teresa Miller didn't waste much time after the
U.S. Olympic hockey team was announced before sitting down at the sewing machine and getting to work. Over the years, that had been her escape, her gift and her reward. The coats, pillows and other masterpieces have become a scrapbook of sorts, a celebration of her family's life in sports.

Sewing shop owner gets tailor-made solutions to problems
Los Angeles Times Sun, 14 Feb 2010
Jeanie Joe, owner of Sew Joe Stitch Lounge in
South Pasadena, wants to increase sales and hire her first full-time employee. Jeanie Joe is scrambling to keep her South Pasadena sewing shop humming while juggling on-site sewing classes and designing the eclectic handbags she sells in the sunny store.

About Businesses:
Jo-Ann Stores Implements JDA Supply Chain Management Solutions to Reduce Gross-Net Inventory and Enhance Forecast ...
Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance
Thu, 04 Feb 2010
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.----JDA® Software Group, Inc. today announced that Jo-Ann Stores, Inc. is live with JDAâs best-of-breed supply chain management software solutions. Operating in 48 states with annual revenue of $1.9 billion, Jo-Ann Stores is the nation’s largest specialty fabric retailer, featuring a variety of sewing, crafting and home decorating merchandise.

National Labor Committee: Women Paid 10 Cents to Sew $80 Peyton Manning Jerseys for NFL and Reebok
PR Newswire via Yahoo! News
Thu, 04 Feb 2010 04:05 AM PST
Forced overtime, cheated of wages, constant harassment, trapped in abject poverty in a Salvadoran Sweatshop

Brother targets double digit growth this year
Tue, 09 Feb 2010
Brother International Phil. Corp., a leader in home and business IT and sewing peripherals, yesterday said it sees a double digit growth in revenues and sales this year aligned with the expected recovery of the economy.

Stepping Back in Time
Brenham Banner-Press
Mon, 01 Feb 2010
Jerry Dove (left) teaches Dr. Miriam Bixler how to work a Singer hand cranked Model 99 sewing machine Saturday afternoon during a âMaking Every Stitch Countâ program at Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historical Park. The event featured several hands-on activities such as sewing and also had a quilt show featuring a variety of designs.
Giving Back:
E. Hanover college student sewing for Haiti
Daily Record
Wed, 03 Feb 2010
Kimberly Cignarella said she woke up at
8 a.m. and began sewing dresses. Nearly 10 hours later, she was still sewing. "This is the fourth day I've been doing it," Cignarella, 21, said last Friday about her unique contribution to Haitian relief efforts. And she's been working at it since.

Local quilters join forces in effort to comfort Haitians
The Grass Valley Union
Fri, 05 Feb 2010
Scissors and sewing machines snipped and zipped at the Grass Valley Seventh Day Adventist Church as Nevada County residents raced to make quilts for homeless children in Haiti. So far, they've stitched 79 quilts to send to earthquake victims, with more in progress at quilters' homes. They're part of a nationwide effort led by the nonprofit Project Linus to send 10,000 blankets homemade with love ...

Surry Woman Donates Quilts to Habitat for Humanity
Tue, 09 Feb 2010
ELLSWORTH â A Surry woman recently cleaned out her sewing room and gathered 14 of her handmade quilts to donate to Hancock County Habitat for Humanity.

Clay woman shares love of volunteer sewing for wounded soldiers
The Journal-Enterprise
Wed, 10 Feb 2010
It wasnât easy, and Margaret Cole almost gave up on it, but is now finding strength in sewing alterations into clothing for wounded soldiers. Cole, who lives in Clay, got started with the national Sew Much Comfort program several months ago.

How To:
Recycle old sweater into pair of mittens - Mon, 08 Feb 2010 PST
The Spokesman-Review
Mon, 08 Feb 2010
This is the time of year when kids and adults like me lose one or more of their mittens. Our pairs simply donât match up in February the way they did in November. If you’re in that same predicament, try this quick and super-easy sewing activity to replenish your supply for the weeks left in the season. Make a new pair of mittens from an old sweater.
New Products:
In-Line Sewing Machine features multi-language control.
Wed, 10 Feb 2010
Designed for on-demand photo books, automatic ODM Super Sewer(TM) features touchscreen LCD control panel that allows operators to choose settings in English, French, Spanish, Japanese, German, and Italian. Control panel also offers selections for producing 4 x 6 to 14 x 18 in. sewn books up to ½ in. thick. Able to stitch up to 600 books/hr, ODM Super Sewer includes Back Tack Technology(TM ...

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

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