Thursday, January 15, 1987

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 15, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Kaleidoscope January Club visitor New Texas Page 7 Swabo great choice for window LESLIE Pttotogriptor Local Eagles president Clarence presents a bierstein to International Grand Worthy President Jerry Wilson who visited last Mayor Ed Sciantarelli also presented Wilson with a gift for his visit to New Club Xi Alpha Eta The January meeting of the Xi Alpha Eta chapter of Beta Sigma Phi was held Monday night at the home of Debra Gaylynn Smith was A program on Color in the Home was presented by Janie Martha Ellis and Carolyn Helen Harvison thanked everyone for electing her Holly She was presented at the Holly Dance in Team IIs Super Bowl Party will be held Newcomers New Braunfels Newcomers Club Bridge Marathon winners are first Len Mahoney and Mary Meyer second Louise Stall and Irene Stiles third Mary Plenner and Allyne American Association of Retired Persons The local chapter of the American Association of Retired Persons held its annual Christmas dinner and in stallation of officers at the December Installed by Roy assistant state director of the Texas were Evaline presi dent Lanita vice president Oscar secretary and Weldon Also installed were the following members to the board of governors Florie Marie Eddie Alton and Elsa Jensen presented a cer tificate to the AARP member of the year Amymae Barnes for her outstanding contribution of time to volunteer Dinner was served to 110 members who were entertain ed by Santa Claus and presented The next meeting of the chapter will be on 21 at the Senior Citizens 142 Comal star ting at 9 A program on income tax preparation will be Kiwanis When Kiwanians met last Thurs day at the Hungry Ken Allen from the apple and pear orchards of brought greetings from his Kiwanis La Moyne Davis brought William Sowersby as his guest and prospec live Each member reported on his Christmas Plans for a ladies night in February were discussed but delayed because the official visit of TexasOklahoma Rawllns is set for 18 at the Fort Sam Of ficers Club with ladies We need to have reservations in by Davis reminded us to mark our calendars for March when we will help with the Walkathon sponsored by the New Braunfels Mothers March of Dimes The regular meeting was adjourn and the heard of directors meeting officially The raflottwy pass ed smpi tor perusal and scrutiny beiog The that he would have bis report tor disMbuUoja t Bawrte were mate on renewal contracts tor owr flag pro It was approved to make a ISO dwftUoo to the Project being sponsored by the ttxree hjgh school graduating Approval was also given to send per member to Texas Oklahoma Kiwanis Foundation in honor of our Governors instead of giving the usual Motion was seconded and passed to change the official board of directors meeting to on the second Thursday of each instead of following the regular Mission Valley Extension Homemakers Mission Valley Extension Homemakers Club met 6 at in the extension meeting room with 24 members President Angeline Borgfeld opened with our club Thought for the day was My Goal for Hostesses were Regenia McFarland and Angeline Regenia was in charge of the pro which was filling in the pro gram Yearly dues were paid and new books given Angeline Borgfeld was elected as a nominee for TEHA delegate for Ihe dislricl For the 3 there will be a workshop on Each may work on whatever they Regenia will demonstrate pot holders made with terry Supplies needed are small crochet yarn or rick rack and a terry square dish For further information on call Regenia at Pat terns and ideas for other crafts may be shown and It will begin at 11 in the exten sion meeting room and each person should bring a sack The regular meeting will begin at Hostesses will be Ruby Bretzke and Roma By DONNASALYERS If new window coverings are found on your list of things to get done while were stuck in the house this consider creating Thats not because you may get away with no sewing at Used by decorators in every type of decor from contemporary to a swabo a combina tion swag and jabot is simply a length of fabric draped over drapery holdbacks see In case anyone asks A swag is the curved fabric hung between two A jabot is a cascade or fall of pleated A is both a center swag with a jabot on either Swabos are a great choice in window treatments for several theres plenty of room for An elegant for exam might be used in a room filled with traditional The same in a provincial is just as much at home in a country Length is a matter of choice and The sides of a swabo might sweep the floor for a dramatic ef for a more casual the sides might hang just 12 to 18 inches from the top of the window or perhaps at windowsill a swabo might be draped symmetrically or A swabo treatment might be used alone for with sheers or window HOW to Creating swabos is definitely a guesstlmate sort of project as the finished width and length will depend on the window size and fabric We were quite for with an uncut 54 inch medium weight cotton decorator That the full width of the fabric with selvages intact and no seaming or ex cept for a threeinch hem at either was simp ly draped over the The bulk and weight of a 54inch brocade or might necessitate that the fabric be trimmed to 45 inches or Experiment with a fabric a or beach towel to determine pleasing drape and length before cutting decorator Drapery holdbacks may be installed at the upper corners of the window frame to expand a small positioned several inches beyond the window Allow 12 to 18 inches of extra fabric for the draping of the middle or Allow two to three inches for each Simply drape uncut fabric over A wide window or heavy fabric may require support to hold fabric straight along the upper Feel free to improvise with a dowel stick orperhaps a broom handle resting on the holdbacks under the For the most timeconsuming step arrange fabric in graceful folds and Be sure that sides are of the same length or very obsiously In arranging fold fabric edges so selvages are Turn up a 2to 3inch hem on either end and secure with glue hastily arrange fabric over mark then remove and machine If fabric is temporarily hemmed with glue avoid a raveling mess by finishing raw edges with an overlock stitch or serger before laundering This weeks terrific tip comes from Frances Easley of If its difficult to determine the right and wrong side of a mark a large X with tailors chalk on the wrong side of a piece of fabric while the pattern is still Eagle Auxiliary The Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary met for a business meeting The meeting was opened by president Adeline The social meeting will be 6 instead of 17 to honor the State Madam President Lela Supper will be at and then initia tion of candidates at the The senior ritual team do ing the The San Antonio Auxiliary Spring Branch and Blanco and Canyon lake auxiliaries have all been Orillian Brietzke gave the Wurstfest report and thanked all who The president thanked the ladies who went with her to the Chris tian Corral Christmas The meeting closed to meet at Officers meet at 7 this will be our social meeting for Preceptor Rho The 12 meeting of Preceptor Rho chapter of Beta Sigma Phi was in the home of Carol Schumann with Karen Barganier serving as co A program on Traditions and Superstitions was presented by Lin da Ptason and Ann An ongoing service project of the chapter is toe donation of canned goods to the Community Food Pantry at First Protestant The February Social is a VaXen Ones Pay Dinner to the home of Ann The chapters Valentine Sweetheart is Annette A swabo is a length of fabric draped over holdbacks pinned in Do you have a terrific sewing tip youd like to share Send it to Sewing Box Ohio Selected tips will appear in this column and the tipsters will receive the home video of their choice from the Quick and Easy Sewing Series with Donna QUESTION I plan to have two suits made by a woman who sews for others in her How do I know if Im paying a fair price for her services ANSWER About a year ago we surveyed in dependent dressmakers in various parts of the country to determine what they charge and how they arrive at those Most sewing professionals said they have a price list and charge a set amount for a specific whether its sewing a suit or hemming a pair of One highly skilled sewing professional says she charges to for a depending on the Is it lined or unlined is it a car digan or is there a collar and lapels are there any welt pockets Rates vary across the ranging from to per with the highest fees found in metropolitan Several sewing professionals said the public often expects to the little dressmaker who sews for just a few dollars and are taken aback by a These pro fessionals that they have invested a great deal of time and money in skills and equip ment and should be compensated just as any other QUESTION I am forever removing hems to shorten everything I if I pull just the right I can remove a hem in a few Most of the I end up pull ing out one stitch at a Whats the secret to pulling the right thread ANSWER A machine chain stitch often is used in hemming The secret to remov ing a chain stitch is pulling the thread in the pro per Not only is it faster to remove a hem with a single pull rather than a stitch or two at a additionally the resulting matching thread can be used for the new Heres how to pull the right strings Determine the beginning of the hem by finding the point where stitches are stacked or With the garment wrong side out and positioned so the hem is close to you and the upper portion of the garment is farther clip stitching to the right of the point where stitching Use a seam ripper to loosen a stitch or two so that the thread may be Gently pull thread to the Because its a chain youll be able to easily pull away the remaining Donna Salyers welcomes your fashionand sewingrelated For a personal be sure to include a selfaddressed Write to Fashion and Sewing Box Bear doubles as overnight bag By BETH GOTTEN It is one of lifes little jokes on parents You have spent hundreds of dollars on clothing for your but their closets contain only a fraction of that To corral all the missing you would have to search the lost andfound boxes at a thousand in addition to the closet of every child who attends the same In a final attempt to salvage at least some of my sanity and bank ac I have given up nagging and When they run out com my children will have to rough it in the buff Maybe then they will In the I am trying to make it easier for them to remember to bring home what they leave For some of a stuffed animal called TakeMeAlong Bear seems to be This furry character is not only lovable and but he serves as an overnight bag as Pajamas and robe can be stuffed in and his vest pockets carry a toothbrush and other small You can stitch up a takealong bear for the forgetful children in your It takes only a few with the help of our detailed They include a materials full size patterns and illyustrated step bystep Also available are plans for our Katie a lovable rag doll made from stuffed fabric who does double duty as a tea To order plans for the takealong specify Project No1360 for Katie Send for either Mail to MaW Pept include for a copy of our latest and use your zip plusfour zip code for faster delivery To nmke the takealong you wui need about a yard of fur fabric for the Ms yard of fabric or the Takealong bear holds pajamas and other overnight necessities yard of coordinating fabric or a 2yard length of extrawide bias tape for the contrasting vest and a pink pompon for the Cut from fur fabric two two torsos one slightly longer than the two two four arms and four Each arm and leg should include a rounded Cut two additional ears from vest To assemble one stitch a fur and fabric ear piece right sides together and turn right side Assemble the second Sandwich the ears between the two head pieces and stitch the heads leaving the neck edge Clip the curves and turn the head right side out the ears should now be on the Stuff the head firm ly with fiberful and baste across the bottom of the neck to Sew the two muzzle pieces right sides clip the curves and turn right side Stuff the muzzle and whipstitch the Whipstitch the muzzle to the bears Clue and whipstitch the pompon nose to the To finish the cut eye shapes from white and black felt and glue in Cut a tongue fro pink felt and glue to the face underneath the muz To assemble one sew two arm pieces right sides leaving the shoulder end Leave a 3inch opening in the for later use in stuffing the Clip the curves and turn right side Assemble the second arm and both legs in the same Baste them to the shorter torso with paws facing center and the open upper ends aligned along their proper posi tions around the edge of the The back torso is cut in so you will be able to stuff pajamas inside the To prepare the back first cut it in half Encase the cut edge of each half in bias tape or fabric Work two buttonholes in the bound portion of one back torso and sew two buttons to the other Place the two back torsos right side up and with the bound edges overlap ping by about 1 Baste them together near the neds of the binding Now place the front and back tor sos right sides with the arms and legs sandwiched Stitch the seam around the outer leaving an opening at the Clip the curves and turn right side The arms and legs should now be on the Stuff them through the openings in the and whipstitch the insert the neck portion of the head into the neck opening of the torso and whipstitch around it several times to Make a vest to with pockets comb and and add a rib bon or fabric neck scarf for