The definition of the word ‘sewing’ is “the act, method or occupation of one that sews, or material that has been or is to be sewed”; and the word ‘sew’ is defined as “to unite or fasten by stitches”.
Personally, needle and thread drive me crazy. Give me paper, scissors and glue, and I’m happy as a clam; give me a needle and thread and you’ll soon hear me muttering and grumbling to myself and scowling fiercely. That being said, I truly appreciate others’ talents where sewing is concerned. Growing up, mom made most of our clothes, and they were awesome, tailored to fit perfectly for each of us, with embroidered embellishments, or bobbin lace accents.
Throughout the North Thompson Valley there are many individuals whose talents for sewing are awesome. I greatly admire anyone who has the patience and the skill to turn out a lovely handmade quilt, cuddly teddy bear, or versatile apron.
The upcoming North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo is a perfect opportunity to show off your skills to the community. Encourage your mom, your sister, or your neighbour to enter their work of art in the exhibit hall contests for Sewing. There are numerous categories to choose from; pillowcases, tablecloths, cushions, needle point, cross stitch, aprons, stuffed animals, jackets, boxer shorts, quilts, and many others. Check out this year’s North Thompson Fall Fair Catalog, or for more information contact Sewing Convenor Donna Irving at 250-672-9942. You will find Fair catalogues at the Star/Journal, area newsstands, or at www.fallfair-rodeo.com.