By Jean Gray
Special to the Herald 

"Sew Blessed" group seeks to aid young and old using recycled items


(Courtesy photos)

TERI WERNSMAN holds up one of the sewing machine bags used to hold supplies for the machine pictured. It matches the machine's cover.

Each Monday a group of women gather in the Haxtun Church of The Brethren basement with a spiritual presence that involves sewing, recycling and laughter. The resulting projects offer more benefit than these simplistic descriptions. The women working under the moniker "Sew Blessed," spend each Monday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. sewing items that serve youngsters and the elderly here at home and young people around the world. The sewers recycle items such as t-shirts and pillowcases to create new usable clothing and specialty items. "If Grandma or Aunt Grace want to clean out their house, we will take...

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