New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 15, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas
Thursday, January 15,1987 HmwM-Z&tung, New Braunfels, Texas Page 7
Swabo great choice for window
By DONNA SALYERS
Local Eagles president Clarence Zinkgraf, left, presents a bierstein to International Grand Worthy President Jerry Wilson who visited last week. Mayor Ed Sciantarelli also presented Wilson with a gift for his visit to New Braunfels.
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 Crow Gaylynn Smith was cohostess.
A program on "Color in the Home” was presented by Janie Remmler. Martha Ellis and Carolyn Pittman.
Helen Harrison thanked everyone for electing her Holly Princess. She was presented at the Holly Dance in December. Team irs Super Bowl Party will beheld Jan 25
New Braunfels Newcomers Gub Bridge Marathon winners are. first place, Len Mahoney and Mary Meyer; second place, Louise Statt and Irene Stiles; third place. Mary Planner and Allyne Fuller
American Association of Retired Persons
The local chapter of the American Association of Retired Persons held its annual Christmas dinner and installation of officers at the December meeting. Installed by Roy Jensen, assistant state director of the Texas AARP. were Evaline Krueger, president; Lanita Ross, vice president; Oscar Copple, secretary; and Weldon Meckel, treasurer Also installed were the following members to the board of governors: Floris Busch, Marie Hammer. Eddie Mattem. Alton Ullrich, and Elsa Glenewinkei Jensen presented a certificate to the AARP member of the year Amymae Barnes for her outstanding contribution of time to volunteer service. Dinner was served to HO members who were entertained by Santa Claus and presented gifts.
The next meeting of the chapter will be on Jan 21 at the Senior Citizens Center. 142 Comal St. star ting at 9 a m A program on income tax preparation will be presented.
When Kiwanians met last Thursday at the Hungry Hobo. Ken Allen from the apple and pear orchards of Wenatchee, Wash , brought greetings from his Kiwanis Club La-Moyne Davis brought William Sowersby as his guest and prospective member Each member reported on hts Christ ma* basket. Plans for a ladies night in February were discussed but delayed because the official visit of Texas-Oklahoma Gov. H P RawliM Is set for Feb. 18 at the Fort Sam Officers Club with ladles invited. We need to have reservations in by Feb.
4 Davis reminded us to mark our eatadars for March V. when we will hfiii with the Walkathon sponsored by the New Braunfels Mothers March of Dimes.
The regular meeting was adjourn ad, and the board of directors officially convened. The secretary’s monthly report was pas* Mi around for peril* f* and scrutiny hater* hate* rpprovtd^ Th* UwMurer sold that he would have ewfoi a* Ne report for distribution n^t meeting Reports were made on renewal contracts for our flag pro-loctft wee approved to make a lie
- to the Prefect OreduaUon
by the three high
school graduating classes Approval was also given to send $1 per member to Texas Oklahoma Kiwanis Foundation in honor of our Governor’s visit, instead of giving the usual gift. Motion was made, seconded and passed to change the official board of directors meeting to 11:30 on the second Thursday of each month, instead of following the regular meeting.
Mission Valley Extension Homemakers
Mission Valley Extension Homemakers Gub met Jan 6 at 1:45 p m in the extension meeting room with 24 members present President Angeline Borgfeld opened with our club prayer. Thought for the day was "My Goal for 1987,"
Hostesses were Regenia McFarland and Angeline Borgfeld Regenia was in charge of the program. which was filling in the program yearbook.
Yearly dues were paid and new books given out Angeline Borgfeld was elected as a nominee for TE HA delegate for the district meeting For the Feb 3 meeting, there will be a workshop on crafts Each may work on whatever they choose Regenia will demonstrate pot holders made with terry toweling Supplies needed are: small crochet needle, yam or rick rack and a terry square dish cloth. For further information on this, call Regenia at 825-0406 Patterns and ideas for other crafts may be shown and exchanged It will begin at ll a m in the extension meeting room and each person should bring a sack lunch The regular meeting will begin at 1:45 p m Hostesses will be Ruby Bretzke and Roma Rheinl ender
The Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary met for a business meeting Jan. 6 The meeting was opened by president Adeline Row.
The social meeting will be Feb. 6 instead of Feb. 17 to honor the State Madam President Leis Goddard. Supper will be at 6 .30 and then initiation of candidates at the 7:30 meeting. The senior ritual team doing the initiation. The San Antonio Auxiliary 70, Spring Branch and Blanco and Canyon lake auxiliaries have all been invited.
Orillian Brletike gave the Wurstfest report and thanked all who helped. The president thanked the ladies who went with her to the Christian Corral Christmas party.
The meeting closed to meet at 7:30 p m Jan. 30. Officers meet at 7 p.m. this will be our social meeting for January
The Jan. 13 meeting of Preceptor Rho chapter of Beta Sigma Phi was in the home of Carol Schumann with Karen Bargainer serving as CO
Creating swabo6 is definitely a "guess timate” sort of project as the finished width and length will depend on the window size and fabric weight We were quite pleased, for example, with an uncut 54-inch wide, medium weight cotton decorator fabric. That is. the full width of the fabric with selvages intact and no seaming or stitching, ex cept for a three-inch hem at either end. was simply draped over the holdbacks
The bulk and weight of a 54-inch brocade or velvet, however, might necessitate that the fabric be trimmed to 45 inches or so
— Experiment with a fabric remnant, a sheet. or beach towel to determine pleasing drape and length before cutting decorator fabric
— Drapery holdbacks may be installed at the upper comers of the window frame or. to expand a small window, positioned several inches beyond the window frame
— Allow 12 to 18 inches of extra fabric for the draping of the middle or swag. Allow two to three inches for each hem
— Simply drape uncut fabric over holdbacks. A wide window or heavy fabric may require support to hold fabric straight along the upper edge Feel free to improvise with a dowel stick or perhaps a broom handle resting on the holdbacks under the fabric.
— For the most time-consuming step — arrange fabric in graceful folds and pleats Be sure that sides are of the same length or very obsiously asymmetrical In arranging fabric, fold fabric edges so selvages are hidden.
— Turn up a 2- to 3-inch hem on either end and secure with glue stick Or, hastily arrange fabric over holdbacks, mark hems, then remove and machine hem. lf fabric is temporarily hemmed with glue stick, avoid a raveling mess by finishing raw edges with an overlock stitch or serger before laundering fabric
This week s terrific tip comes from Frances Easley of Burlington. NC.: lf it s difficult to determine the right and wrong side of a fabric, mark a large X with tailor’s chalk on the wrong side of a piece of fabric while the pattern is still
A swabo is a length of fabric draped over holdbacks
pinned in place Do you have a terrific sewing tip you d like to share'* Send it to: Sewing Tips. F O. Box 39397, Cincinnati. Ohio 45239 Selected tips will appear in this column and the tipsters will receive the home video of their choice from the Quick and Easy Sewing Senes with Donna Salvers QUESTION: I plan to have two suits made by a woman who sews for others in her home How do I know if I'm paying a fair price for her services’’ ANSWER: About a year ago we surveyed independent dressmakers in various parts of the country to determine what they charge and how they arrive at those fees.
Most sewing professionals said they have a price list and charge a set amount for a specific job. whether it s sewing a suit or hemming a pair of pants One highly skilled sewing professional says she charges S100 lo $150 for a suit. depending on the details Is it lined or unlined, is it a cardigan or is there a collar and lapels. are there any welt pockets0 Rates vary across the country, ranging from SIO to $25 per hour, with the highest fees found in metropolitan areas Several sewing professionals said the public often expects to £nd the "little dressmaker who sews for just a few dollars” and are taken aback by a $25-per hour fee These professionals feel, however, that they have invested a great deal of time and money in skills and equipment and should be compensated just as any other
QUESTION: I am forever removing hems to shorten everything I buy Sometimes, if I pull just the right thread. I can remove a hem in a few seconds Most of the time. however. I end up pulling out one stitch at a time What s the secret to pulling the right thread**
ANSWER: A machine chain stitch often is used in hemming ready-to-wear The secret to removing a chain stitch is pulling the thread in the proper direction. Not only is it faster to remove a hem with a single pull rather than a stitch or two at a time, additionally the resulting matching thread can be used for the new hem
Here’s how to pull the right strings: Determine the beginning of the hem by finding the point where stitches are stacked or overlapping. With the garment wrong side out and positioned so the hem is close to you and the upper portion of the garment is farther away. clip stitching to the right of the point where stitching overlaps. Use a seam ripper to loosen a stitch or two so that the thread may be grasped Gently pull thread to the right. Because it's a cham stitch, you'll be able to easily pull away the remaining hem
Donna Salyers welcomes your fashion- and sewing-related questions For a personal reply, be sure to include a stamped, self-addressed envelope Write to Fashion and Sewing Questions.
F O Box 39397. Cinnicinati Ohio45239
Bear doubles as overnight bag
A program on "Traditions and Superstitions" was presented by Unde Pinson and Ann God.
An on-going service project of the chapter Is the donation of candid goods to the Community Food Pantry at Find Protestant Church.
The February Social Is • Valentine’s Day Dinner in the home of Ann
Goff. Tho chapter's Valontino Swosthoart is Annetta Braman
By BETH COTTEN
It is one of life’s little jokes on parents . You have spent hundreds of dollars on clothing for your youngsters, but their closets contain only a fraction of that amount To corral ail the missing clothes, you would have to search the lost-and found boxes at a thousand places, in addition to the closet of every child who attends the same school *
In a final attempt to salvage at least some of my sanity and bank account, I have given up nagging and searching. When they run out completely, my children will have to rough it in the buff! Maybe then they will learn.
In the meanwhile, I am trying to make it easier for them to remember to bring home what they leave with. For some of them. a stuffed animal called Take-Me-Along Bear seems to be helping.
This whimsical, furry character it not only lovable and cute, but he serves as an overnight bag as well. Pajamas and robe can be stuffed inside, and his vest pockets carry a comb, toothbrush and other small item*
You can stitch up a take-along bear for the forgetful children in your family. It takes only a few boun, with the help of our detailed plans. They Include a materials list, full-size patterns and illyustrated step-by-step instructions.
Also available are plans for our Katie doll, a lovable rag doll made from etui fed fabric who does double duty as n tee cosy.
Th order plane for the teko-along beer, specify Project No. 1310; tor Katie doll, No. ISM. Send 14 96 for either pion. Mall to: Makin’ Things. Dept. 78131. P O 1000. Bixby. Okla 74088-10M. Include 83.18 for a copy of our latest catalog, and use your zip-p!u*tour zip code for faster delivery.
Th make the take-along bear, you will need about a yard of fur fabric for the body, 4 yard of fabric for the
Take-along bear holds pajamas and other overnight necessities
vest, 4 yard of coordinating fabric or a 3-yard length of extra-wide bias tape for the contrasting vest parts,
int rn pink fey no—,
CUI from fur fabric two heads, two torsos (one slightly 4*gtr than the other), two muzzles, two ears, four arms and four lags. Each arm and leg thtryte iffMt § rounded pew. Cut two additional ears from vest fabric.
To asaemhle one ear. stitch a fur and fabric ear piece right sides
together and turn right side out. Assemble the second ear Sandwich the ears between the two head pieces and stitch the heads together, leaving the neck edge open.
Gip the curves and turn the head right side out - the ears should now be on the outside. Stuff the head firmly with fiberfill and baste across the bottom of the neck to secure.
Sew the two muzzle pieces right aldea together, clip the curvet and turn right side out Stuff the muzzle
and whipstitch the opening Whipstitch the muzzle to the bear’s face Clue and whipstitch the pompon nose to the muzzle
To finish the face, cut eye shapes from white and black felt and glue in place. Cut a tongue fro pink felt and glue to the face underneath the muz zle
To assemble one arm. sew two arm pieces right sides together, leaving the shoulder end open Leave a 3-inch opening in the seam, for later use in stuffing the arm Gip the curves and turn right side out
Assemble the second arm and both legs in the same manner Baste them to the shorter torso piece, with paws facing center and the open upper ends aligned along their proper positions around the edge of the torso
The back torso is cut in half, so you will be able to stuff pajamas inside the bear To prepare the back torso, first cut it in half widthwise Encase the cut edge of each half in bias tape or fabric strips
Work two buttonholes in the bound portion of one back torso pieces, and sew two buttons to the other one Place the two back torsos ripit side up and with the bound edges overlapping by about I inch. Barie them together near the nods of the binding strips.
Now place the front and back torsos right sides together, with the arms and legs sandwiched between. Stitch the seam around the outer edge, leaving an opening at the neck. Gip the curves and turn right ride out
The arms and legs should now be on the outside. Stuff them termini the openings in the seems, ted whipstitch the openings. Insert tee neck portion of the heed into the neck opening of the torso and whipetitch around it several times to secure.
Make • vest to rn, with pockets for comb and toothbrush, and add a ribbon or fabric neck scarf for style.
If new window coverings are found on your list of "things to get done while we’re stuck in the house this winter," consider creating swabos That’s "create," not sew, because you may get away with no sewing at all.
Used by decorators in every type of decor from contemporary to country, a swabo — a combination swag and jabot — is simply a length of fabric draped over drapery holdbacks (see sketch). In case anyone asks: A swag is the draped, curved fabric hung between two points. A jabot is a cascade or fall of pleated fabric. A swabo, therefore, is both — a center swag with a jabot on either side.
Swabos are a great choice in window treatments for several reasons First, there’s plenty of room for individuality. An elegant brocade, for example, might be used in a room filled with traditional furnishings. The same swabo, in a provincial print, is just as much at home in a country kitchen.
Length is a matter of choice and taste The sides of a swabo might sweep the floor for a dramatic effect Or, for a more casual look, the sides might hang just 12 to 18 inches from the top of the window or perhaps at windowsill level Or, a swabo might bedraped symmetrically or asymmetrically.
A swabo treatment might be used alone or, for privacy, with sheers or window shades