Sep 6, 2010

Sewing Over the Wire 9/6/10

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








ABOUT PEOPLE 
Make a beeline for an A-line
Daily Telegraph Mon, 30 Aug 2010
The seasons sharpest skirt shape makes a perfect sewing project.



Leady!: Nine amazing pencil sculptures by Dalton Ghetti
The Inquisitr Tue, 31 Aug 2010
I use the sewing needle to make holes or dig into the graphite. I scratch and create lines and turn the graphite around slowly in my hand.â Using only a razor blade, sewing needle, and sculpting knife (and not a magnifying glass), artist Dalton Ghetti creates some of the most intricate and detailed sculptures ever [...] 



Alexander teen wins $5K and third place in national sewing contest
The Batavian Tue, 31 Aug 2010
After learning to sew only a year ago, and despite being derailed by a car accident, an Alexander girl won third place and $5,000 cash in a national sewing competition. The sponsor, Jo-Ann Fabrics & Crafts, announced the winners earlier this month. Grace Raines, the daughter of Eric and Heidi Raines, was one of more than 112,000 applicants in the prom-outfit contest. Her prize was $5,000 cash ...

Danville woman is 105 years old, and still no vices
Oakland Tribune Wed, 01 Sep 2010 13:30 PM PDT
Some people might have their fair share of vices, but not Clara Beaton. The only thing the 105-year-old Danville resident is guilty of is a love of gardening, sewing and listening to polka.


Kayt Turner: 'I've made the odd stab at taking up a hem but it looks as though I've been sewing in the dark'
Scotland on Sunday Sat, 04 Sep 2010
MR TURNER came in the other day very excited. Very excited indeed. And when he told me his news, I was equally excited. A new tailor has opened up across the road from Turner Towers



KATRINA WRIGHT: Follow these tips to restart sewing
Abilene Reporter-News Sun, 05 Sep 2010
Q: I used to love to sew in home ec classes at school, but I haven't touched a sewing machine since. Now that I am home with two toddlers, I think it would be fun again and that I might even be able to save some money by sewing kid's clothes and altering my own. I am in the market for a new sewing machine but I don't know where to start. Any ideas?  Striving to Sew



ABOUT BUSINESS
Two New Fabric Websites Increase Shopping And Sewing Options For Customers Of David Samson, Inc.
Textileweb.com Wed, 01 Sep 2010
In order to provide customers with expanded fabric options for clothing or decor, David Samson, Inc. has launched two new websites. DecoratingFabrics.com specializes in home decorating materials for drapery, upholstery, bedding, tassels and trims and more. BuyTheBoltFabrics.com, supplies cloth by the bolt at wholesale savings 


Foodie fashionista
New York Post Thu, 02 Sep 2010 21:31 PM PDT
While most designers frantically hem, cut and sew ahead of Fashion Week, Jay Kos is getting ready to cook. The renegade men's wear designer -- who for years has packed his Park Avenue boutique with a bold mix of bright colors and exotic skins -- has long sidestepped the...

NEW PRODUCTS
Sew Smart: PFAFF® Introduces SMARTER BY PFAFF C1100 Pro
Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance Wed, 01 Sep 2010
LAVERGNE, Tenn.----The experts at PFAFF®, the leading global brand of premier sewing and embroidery machines, announced the introduction of the SMARTER BY PFAFF C1100 Pro sewing and quilting machine, the first in the SMARTER BY PFAFF series of machines.


SEWING HISTORY
One for the History Book
The Express-Star Tue, 31 Aug 2010
As pioneer families began to settle on farms and in towns and cities across what is now Oklahoma more than a century ago, homemakers struggled to cook, wash and sew clothes, and even make quilts while keeping their homes clean.



June brides - then and now
The West Milford Messenger Thu, 02 Sep 2010
âChains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years. - Simone Signoret




GIVING BACK
Group sewing up projects
Wahoo Newspaper Tue, 31 Aug 2010
CERESCO  Each month, a group of women come together in Ceresco, each with separate projects but also with a single purpose.




PHOTO: U.S. sew
Jacksonville Journal-Courier Wed, 01 Sep 2010
Margaret Taylor of Chapin sews a quilt Tuesday at the Jacksonville Area Senior Center. The Jacksonville Area Senior Quilters, in conjunction with the Franklin/Waverly Military Support Group, are making 60 quilts by November for those in the military.... 


Giving to others, one blanket at a time
9 News Denver Fri, 03 Sep 2010
LAKEWOOD - With steady hands directing a busy sewing machine, Donna Ogden warms her heart by sewing a blanket that will keep others warm.
 

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