Sep 20, 2010

Sewing Over the Wire - 9/20/10

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

'Project Runway' Season 8 Episode 8 Recap Fri, 17 Sep 2010
Spoiler Alert! First aired September 16, 2010: A Rough Day on the Runway. Marjorie Quinn In this episode, the challenge is to create an American Sportswear outfit with Jackie Kennedy as their muse. Jackie Kennedy was always put together and classy with an All-American look. The designers have a $150 budget. The designers start sewing and creating their outfits. Gretchen is worried about Mondo ... 


 Sam's sewing around the clock in rock 'n' roll style
Bedford Today Thu, 16 Sep 2010 05:12 AM PDT
50s fashions from Bedford woman Sam Roberts

What a Doll!
Evening News and Tribune Fri, 17 Sep 2010
With middle school going to the later time, I used to go right after school to the high school to sew and stay until 11 p.m.

Quintessential quilting
Memphis Commercial Appeal Fri, 17 Sep 2010
Ibtisam Salih, Eva Cotton and Margarette Louiseau came to Caritas Village in hopes of learning to sew. What they learned was that they would be taught how to sew by making a quilt. And thus was born the Village Quilting Group, which met in January 2010 for the first time under the tutelage of Master Quilter Sandra Taylor. 

Betty White: Fashion Boss
The Advocate Thu, 16 Sep 2010
If Betty White asks you to sew, you better ask "How fast?

Sew Your Own winners
Huron Plainsman Wed, 15 Sep 2010
The Sew Your Own contest winners from the South Dakota State Fair from left were Chloe Wegehaupt of Dimock a double winner in juniors and also adult sewing for you; Carol Harder of Mountain Lake, Minn., sewing for Resea Zebinski; Callie Bauman Wachter of Sioux Falls, senior winner; and Erin Mariose of Kimball, junior winner.

On Pins And Needles: Collectors Prize Sewing Paraphernalia
Hartford Courant Thu, 16 Sep 2010
Women's work in past centuries included cooking, cleaning and sewing. Before the 19th century, women had to shear sheep or cut flax and spin or weave fabric. Then they were expected to know how to make coverlets, curtains and clothing. Everything was hand-sewn.  

Memories of these quilts
The Argus Leader Sun, 12 Sep 2010
Making quilts out of old shirts was cathartic for Toni Halverson. The physical act of cutting, piecing and sewing her brother's threadbare shirts helped her sort through his death and, ultimately, let him go. "It was a very spiritual thing for me to work on the quilts. It was a wonderful lesson in love and a healing experience for me," says Halverson, 62, of Sioux Falls. 

Permanent Collection: Diego Velázquez's Needlewoman
DCist Tue, 14 Sep 2010
I hope you've been practicing your stitches, readers, since September is National Sewing Month! Observance of the month began in 1982 with a proclamation from President Ronald Reagan declaring it "in recognition of the importance of home sewing to our Nation." Diego Velázquez, The Needlewoman. Image courtesy of the National Gallery of Art. To help along all our industrious, craftiness urges is ... 

Designer: Gaga's dress was real meat from family butcher Tue, 14 Sep 2010
The singer's dress was constructed out of real, raw meat despite the disbelief of some. Brianna Gunter There has been a lot of speculation over whether or not Lady Gagaâs meat dress at the VMA awards Sunday night was made out of real, raw meat. Yes, it was. Franc Fernandez, the dressâs designer, told MTV yesterday that he did indeed sew the dress out of raw meat, which he got from his familyâs ... 

 A business boost on Broadway
Crookston Daily Times Wed, 15 Sep 2010 12:19 PM PDT
Steinbrinks transform former Great Plains Natural Gas building into This is Sew Broadway/The Krazy Kiln

Spend 5 Minutes with the HUSQVARNA VIKING® DESIGNER RUBY and Fall in Love Forever
Business Wire Mon, 13 Sep 2010
LAVERGNE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Visit your local authorized HUSQVARNA VIKING® retailer and you could win the new DESIGNER RUBY⢠sewing machine and the revolutionary 5Dâ¢Professional Embroidery Software - an $8,000+ prize package!

Collectors love sewing paraphernalia
The Buffalo News Sat, 18 Sep 2010
Womenâs work in past centuries included cooking, cleaning and sewing. Before the 19th century, women had to shear sheep or cut flax and spin or weave fabric. Then they were expected to know how to make coverlets, curtains and clothing. Everything was hand-sewn.

Sewing for a Cause
KIMT Mason City Fri, 17 Sep 2010
Albert Lea, MN- Women in Albert Lea are paying it forward with a day of sewing. The community sew day will take place tomorrow at Crossroads church. The ladies are sewing for the local crime victims center. 

Seamstress sew moved to help children in need
This is Hampshire Sat, 18 Sep 2010
A BASINGSTOKE seamstress is hoping to pass on her skills to some of Indiaâs most disadvantaged children during a three-month trip next year. 

Sewing Seeds of Love
WAAY-TV Huntsville Sat, 18 Sep 2010
Even before the earthquake, UNICEF estimates there were 380,000 orphans in Haiti. Now, relief officials can only guess at the total. An untold number of children lost their parents in the quake. Others 

Club sews to serve
Corning Observer Fri, 17 Sep 2010
Local ladies are making children's hospital gowns that are being sent all over the world. Members of the Maywood Woman's Club have been sewing the gowns for the children's charity organization "Operation Smile," which travels to different... 

'Sew' Much More at American Sewing Expo Opening Next Week, Friday, September 24
PRWeb via Yahoo! News Tue, 14 Sep 2010
Crafters will find inspiration, creativity and education for sewing, quilting, home décor, or needle and fiber arts at the 17th annual American Sewing Expo at the Rock Financial Showplace in Novi Friday, Sept. 24 through Sunday, Sept. 26.

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

1 comment:

  1. I love reading the articles about sewists who are sewing for charity, like the ladies making children's hospital gowns, etc.
    Lady Gaga has gone to far this time. Phewee.....raw meat?!?
    Gretchen on PR is driving me crazy. I think that because she won the first two challenges, she thought she had is "sewn" up. Ha!
    Hope you are doing well.
    I was getting ready to send you the Beautiful Blogger Award when I saw that Faye has already sent it to you.