Sew What Destin opens doors in Palmetto Plaza

Published: Monday, December 3, 2012 at 09:32 AM.

It was an almost literal calling from God that led the retired Joy Tway back into the business world.

A few years ago, Tway, a newly retired home economics and English teacher, was in the process of moving from her home in Alabama to live on the Emerald Coast, where she and her family had vacationed for years.

Tway’s sister, Nancy Skinner, was also making the move from The Cotton State to The Sunshine State.

While packing and unpacking, the ladies received an unexpected but welcomed phone call from the bishop of the church they attend in Florida.

"The Bishop knew that we had been sewing pretty much our entire lives, and he asked if we could put button holes on his shirt cuffs so he could wear his cufflinks," said Tway.

Having taught home economics and various sewing classes her entire life, Tway told the bishop that would be an extremely easy thing to do.

"So, I guess the Bishop was our first real client."



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