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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

A Fine Seamstress

I was saddened to hear of the death of Nancy Zieman of Nancy's Notions and Sewing with Nancy on PBS.

When I was a young "sewer" I watched Nancy to find out how to do things the right way! She explained sewing techniques so simply and thoroughly.   As a nurse, I always thought she must have had a stroke at some point in her life due to the obvious drooping of one side of her face. After doing some research I found out that she had suffered from Bell's Palsy at a very young age and the facial paralysis did not diminish.  Her parents encouraged her in all her pursuits and her talent led to Sewing with Nancy.

Often we feel that we know the people we watch on television. I always thought if I met Nancy in person we would be instant friends.  Her graciousness reached through the television screen.  Thankfully her knowledge will continue to be passed on as reruns of her programs air and perhaps a new generation of seamstresses will be taught by the best!

11 comments:

Katie Clooney said...

What a lovely tribute, Arlene. Enjoy your week.

Sandy said...

I loved her as well. I have a book and a video of hers that I still use.

Miss Dishywoo said...

I agree with your description of Nancy. She was lovely. My mother-in-law got me started on watching her and I learned a lot from her shows. She seemed very kind and gracious to her guests, also. Nice post in her memory.

Mary Hutchins said...

I used to watch Nancy too, she was a great seamstress. Sorry to hear of her passing.

Mrs.T said...

Lovely tribute, Arlene. Thanks for posting this.

Linda said...

I was sorry to hear Nancy has passed away......

RJ said...

I did not know her but she sounded like a lovely lady. RJ@stitchingfriendsforever

Terri D said...

Arlene, I hadn't heard of her passing. I watched her show often years ago. I too thought she had suffered a stroke. Rest in Peace Nancy!

Cranberry Morning said...

That is a beautiful tribute to Nancy. I always thought she was a brave and lovely woman.

Anonymous said...

Arlene, I've never heard of her or her show. I am going to look on the PBS app and see if her show is online. I need all the help I can get!

Mary said...

I've never heard of her or her show, your tribute to her is lovely and I'm sorry I missed it.