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From: MaryW
Date: 05-02-2007, 10:52 AM (1 of 4)
Canadians Sewing Newsletter
Editor: Mary Wilkins
Creating With Needle & Thread

Good morning everyone. I hope you will enjoy your newsletter now residing on the site. We will be doing this until I find a reputable distributor for my newsletters. Thanks to everyone for your patience and understanding.

Well, the garment challenge is over and the winners have been announced. Timmel Fabrics held this challenge and provided the prizes. Here is the list of winners.

Be sure to click on the SWAP 2007 photos to see all the wardrobes. There is some exceptional talent shown there.

Last weekend my husband and I attended the Saltscapes Expo. This is a type of homeshow with maritime tourism and talent thrown in for good measure. All the big hotels were represented with good rates and lists of things to do.

I found one booth particularly interesting. It was the Lunenburg Seaside Craft School. They hold classes in all sorts of arts. Dying wool, basketry, painting, quilting. The list goes on. You can find out more here.

Another booth had lovely sweaters. The lady tending the booth was dressed in historical dress and had a most lively and pleasant personality. Her name is Margaret and her sweaters were made from merino wool. It felt like cashmere or angora. She also performed in plays on PEI during the summer.

Wazoodle has a nice sale on cottons and knits. I am thinking perhaps some nice tops and summer dresses.

Right here in Nova Scotia, there is a lady helping African women support their families. HIV/Aids has taken many lives and the grandmothers are desperately trying to keep the family unit together.

Nothing got done this past couple of weeks. I came to a standstill with a pair of pants that I really like. It is Vogue 2948 with princess seaming. I made up a muslin in the size I usually take. Put in the zipper and tried them on. Too small. :mad: I was disgusted. Going back to the pattern, I found that my measurements haven't changed but the draft of the pattern is much more closely fitted and I need a larger size. Rats! I am going to cut out another pair today. I will let you know of my progress or lack thereof.

We also had a death in the family. Hubby and I filled in picking up kids, babysitting, meals, funeral etc. to help out. It was a total shock to us all and we needed some extra time to adjust. Everyone is back to a somewhat more regular schedule this week.

I sure hope it warms up here, our tulips won't bloom in these cold temperatures. Even the crocus are hesitant to show their faces. Until next week, please let me know what your views are on our new home for the newsletter and pass along any sewing news you have as well. Thanks for your time and have fun sewing.:Canada:
owner/editor of Sew Whats New
User: MaryW
Member since: 06-23-2005
Total posts: 2542
From: megasew
Date: 05-02-2007, 12:04 PM (2 of 4)
I like the idea of putting the newsletter on the website with a notice and link going to my mailbox. Good idea, maybe you should continue doing it that way.
User: megasew
Member since: 09-02-2004
Total posts: 8
From: Marlyn
Date: 05-02-2007, 12:17 PM (3 of 4)
I am sorry to hear you have been having so much trouble with this wonderful website, and with the Canadians Sewing Newsletter.

I do like the idea of receiving a link in my e-mail to advise when something new has been posted.

Mary ... thank you so much for beginning this wonderful site.

User: Marlyn
Member since: 06-11-2004
Total posts: 37
From: MaryW
Date: 05-02-2007, 02:28 PM (4 of 4)
Thanks so much for the positive feedback, it is appreciated. :smile:
owner/editor of Sew Whats New
User: MaryW
Member since: 06-23-2005
Total posts: 2542
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