The Sew Fun Neighborhood Group celebrated the holidays with their annual Christmas Tea featuring scrumptious scones served at a beautiful table by host Carolyn Hormann, group leader and chapter president. After the tea the table was cleared and everyone helped filling cosmetic bag with toiletries for their annual donation to Charus House, a shelter for battered women. Here are photos from the event.
Gathered around the table at the tea are, pictured left to right, Carolyn Hormann, Valirie Busse, Regina Romary, Linda Wojewuczki, Marilyn Wagner, and, seated, Julie Harber. Debbie Morgan is behind the camera.
Carolyn, left, and Linda are taking their turn filling cosmetic bags as they go from person-to-person around the table with everyone adding another item. The group collects the toiletry samples throughout the year to fill each bag with toothbrush, toothpaste, comb, shampoo/conditioner, soap, etc.
Sew Fun filled 73 cosmetic bags for their 2018 donation. A lot of the fabric is from the Stephanie Dawn outlet sale held earlier this year at their factory in Van Wert, Ohio. The fabric is scraps they save from the beautiful and popular bags they make and sell. Sew Fun participants used a joiner foot and a careful zig-zag stitch to put the double-sided, quilted fabric scraps together to make pieces big enough for the cosmetic bags. Then, they put decorative ribbons across the seam. Too cute; fun to make - and a great community project. Carolyn spearheads the project each year.