New Week of Learning !!!!!

Dear A-Team:

Can’t believe that the weekend just flew by !!!! I had a grand time at the SD Botanical Gardens. You must see this place if you haven’t. It used to be called Quail Gardens. Somehow the name got changed. The place is still beautiful !!!! Definitely check out the new children’s area. They made a climbing tree out of cement that is exquisite. It is a piece of art. All the kids there were having a ball !!!! You can also have a picnic in this section. Don’t miss the bench under the grape vines. Very secluded !!!!! Wear your walking shoes. There was this bamboo section with many different kinds of bamboo. Unbelievable !!!! The waterfalls were gorgeous. I included a picture of the art scattered around the park and the cement climbing tree. See attached. I hope you had as good a weekend as I did.

As to the courses:

In Niche Marketing we had our first quiz. Last Wednesday, Niche marketers picked the topic for their first presentation this coming Wednesday, September 28th. I still have 3 topics open: Twitter, My Space, and Volkswagen’s Helga. So pick one of these topics and just let me know. You still have time to research before Wednesday. Our second quiz on the reading will be this Monday @ 8 PM.

In Computerized Machine Embroidery, we stitched out our first Chinese zodiac. The horse. Swan even got to start stuffing hers!!! So cute !!!!! Last Wednesday, we manipulated our second zodiac design: The dog. This coming Monday we will stitch this out. Don’t worry about timing and action. In January, you will have time to play catch up. This coming Wednesday, we will be manipulating Chinese Zodiac #3.

In Sewing Fundamentals Portfolio course, we became very familiar with sergers and edge finishes. We practiced with machine, thread and fabric. We learned how to machine baste and how nice it is to have default straight stitching on our machines. Last Wednesday, we seam finishes. We did the clean edge, the bound bias tape edge, the Hong Kong finish, and the pinked edge finish. This coming week, we will practice the slot seam, 2 French seams, the corded seam, the curved seam, the flat felled seam and the inset right hand corner. On Tuesday, I will also give out course evaluations. In this way, you can tell me what needs to be improved. I worry about the students that come only intermittently. They are not getting a complete sewing education. What I teach is the foundation for your skills the rest of your life. Needless to say, I do believe you need to come to class and learn. It will be harder and harder for you to catch up.

Items of Interest:

http://www.craftstylish.com/item/43231/how-to-embroider-your-own-buttons?utm_source=email&utm_medium=eletter&utm_content=20110923-modern-fall-centerpiece&utm_campaign=craftstylish Embroider your own buttons.

http://www.craftstylish.com/item/28927/how-to-make-hats-from-recycled-sweaters?utm_source=email&utm_medium=eletter&utm_content=20110923-modern-fall-centerpiece&utm_campaign=craftstylish Recycle sweaters into hats.

http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/18430/front-edge-and-shoulder-pads-for-fantasy-fur-jacket/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=eletter&utm_content=20110920-finish-a-front-edge&utm_campaign=threads Anything by Kenneth King is worth checking out. He is innovative. He is outrageous. It is terrific that he will share his ideas.

Hi Joan,

I’m sending a link to a color/style specialist, who lives in the midwest, called Nancy Nix-Rice. This year she is running a series of newsletters covering an assortment of topics on having a closet full of clothes with nothing to wear, they include a couple of articles on organizing a closet. It might be something that some of your other students may be intersted in. On this page there is a link to alll the articles from this year.

http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?llr=yxn577bab&v=001X6jYJeFlGfI2d_qpOaizUU41iHeaBqJj6tYPZA5UfpNTnpZWbQF94MJgsJCF2UxP2I0okx6JZol0MaDa411uAG_UBa55EaUiFgciKwg8tbs6iam-2R4WrIXfjjsx2kVNrbKZM34lR7w%3D Thank you Susan for sending this link !!!!!!!

http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/19946/drawstring-placement?utm_source=email&utm_medium=eletter&utm_content=20110913-drawstring-placement&utm_campaign=threads Drawstring Placement on Garments.

Job Opportunities from WW LinkedIn.

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Northern New Jersey Specialty Retail Chain looking for a Buyer/Merchandiser. Experience working for a specialty retailer a plus! Please forward resume to sedelman@aol.com for more details! Like · Comment
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Opening of Head Sourcing foe a Delhi based E Commerce Organization Like · 1 comment
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Looking for a Commercial Director Of Sales for famous Luxury Womesnwear brand. (London based) Like · 1 comment
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See you all THIS WEEK !!!!!!! Sleep well !!!!!!

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Sincerely,

Joan McKenna

Associate Professor

Office: 619-588-2244

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