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Donna shares her secrets on the elusive “travelling sewing kit.”  This applies to the tools that might be used most often at a meeting when the Sew Crazies are sewing. A kit should have:  fabric scissors, thread scissors, assortment of hand sewing needles, basic threads (black, white, tan, red), seam ripper, tape measure, sewing gauge, assortment of needles for your machine, 2-3 bobbins, tweezers, small screwdrivers (flat and phillips) and bandaids.  A few misc. buttons, chalk, a dime and nickle (for buttonhole placement) are also handy.  
Mystery Solved:  Travelling Sewing Kit Revealed
Our Next Meeting Saturday, February 16th 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church 201 E. Watauga Ave., Johnson City, TN
Girl Scouts:  Let’s Get Sewing with Sew Crazy
   Girl Scouts!  Are you or your troop looking for a worthwhile community service project that you can do, all the while learning a creative and fun skill?    Sew Crazy is looking for you!    Sew Crazy has helped Girl Scouts turn old t- shirts into tote bags, an upcycling project that resulted in sacks for their cookie sales.  Other beginning sewing projects may also be available for your troop to try, depending on the age of participants and purpose of the project.    Let Sew Crazy help you get started.  Contact Donna Horowitz, director and sewing instructor, for more information.  Phone (423) 434-0424 or e-mail info@sew-crazy.org.
Scraps and Squares
Don’t forget Sew Crazy’s ongoing projects -- the 6x6 squares for Nicaraqua and fabric scraps for the dog beds.
Sew Crazy
Where Sewists of All Ages, Interests and Skill Levels are Welcome!
Shop for Sew Crazy
Amazon shoppers can now get their favorite deals and benefit Sew Crazy. Start your Amazon shopping at smile.amazon.com and choose Sew Crazy of NE TN as your charity.  A percentage of your total will be donated to Sew Crazy.  You know you are going to shop Amazon, so help out Sew Crazy while you’re at it!
There’s a little bit more floor space in the Sew Crazy storage room now.  With the delivery of 225 drawstring bags, each with non-perishable food inside, the boxes have been emptied.   The bags were handed out on Dec. 28th to those attending lunch at The Melting Pot in downtown Johnson City. This was the culminationn of the annual Sew Crazy Christmas project begun in June.  Many thanks to Bethlehem Lutheran Church, the Johnson City Morning Rotary, Thrivent Financial and everyone who contributed food and/or funds to help us achieve our goal.
Bags go to Melting Pot