Want to Learn to Sew?
With the resurgence in the interest in home food preservation, we have distributed lots of packets outlining safety procedures and recipes for preserving the harvest. Another skill which took to the “back burner” for a while is sewing, but I have received calls lately inquiring about a basic sewing workshop. The last workshop I led was November, 2013, and it spilled over into 2014 for six month because participants wanted to continue coming! So, I have scheduled a mini-workshop. Now I just need participants! Below are the details:
- What: Basic Sewing Workshop
- When: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, August 10-12, 2015
- Where: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office, 1200-B W. Houston, Sulphur Springs
- Time: 8:30 a.m. to noon (could spill over into the afternoon if needed, except on Wednesday)
- Cost: $10 (includes materials for a make-and-take project)
- To register: call 903-885-3443 and leave your name and phone number
- Bring: sewing scissors, pins (preferable with the ball heads), tape measure; optional – rotary cutter & cutting mat, acrylic ruler
- What we’ll cover: threading the machine & filling a bobbin, completing a quilt block pillow (materials furnished), reading a pattern envelope & instructions, preparing the fabric for marking & cutting.
Our office has eight sewing machines available for use, but if you would like to bring your own, you are welcome to do so. Class will be limited to 8 participants due to the nature of the workshop. If you have sewn before but perhaps need assistance with a project, bring it!
Do you or a loved one have diabetes? The summer series of “Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes” and “Cooking Well with Diabetes” are scheduled for August, and we are now taking reservations.
“Cooking Well with Diabetes” is a 4-lesson series which includes cooking demonstrations. Topics are: Carbohydrate Foods, Making Foods with Fat Better for You, Double-Pleasure Side Dishes, and Celebrating Sensibly with Diabetes. Participants will have the opportunity to sample 3 recipes and will receive a notebook with handouts and recipes. The series is scheduled for Mondays & Thursdays, August 17, 20, 24, and 27, 1:30 p.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office, 1200-B W. Houston, Sulphur Springs. Cost for the series is $25 for individuals (or couples sharing a notebook), which includes all materials, recipe sampling, and “graduation” gifts.
“Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes” is a 5-lesson series which include topics on nutrition and self-care. Lessons include: How Food Affects Your Blood Glucose, Are You Eating the Right Number of Carbohydrates?, Beyond the Diet: Improving Your Blood Glucose with Physical Activity, Improving Your Blood Glucose with Medication, and Celebrating Diabetes Control: Having your Cake and Eating it, too, While Avoiding Complications. This series is scheduled for the same days as listed above, plus Monday, August 31, 6:00 p.m., same location. Cost for the series is $25 for individuals (or couples sharing a notebook), which includes materials, refreshments, and “graduation” gifts.
Seating is limited to 30 per series. Please call 903-885-3443 to sign up and indicate which series you wish to attend.
“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us” – Helen Keller