Busy times, but for sad reasons

As I write this I realize just how Blessed we are. Our area in Missouri isn’t seeing a lot of the virus, but hear about it constantly. It scares and worries me. We have a daughter in law and Granddaughter who work in hospitals and pray for their safety. I felt very helpless and that is a feeling I don’t like so when my Quilt Guild sent out emails that some of the hospitals were asking for masks I decided this was something useful to do. Don’t get me wrong, quilting is very useful, but I needed a little more.

As I started on the journey of making masks, I was reading how some people were looking for masks and couldn’t afford to pay $20-30 for them. My dad would raise from his grave and kick me square in the butt if I were to sell any. So I started giving them to people in my neighborhood. This EXPLODED…. One lady came by 3 times bringing fabric, others elastic, or took to people who couldn’t get out. This neighborhood and outside it started working together. I was so inspired by these lovely people that with the help of Hubby supervising, my son cutting wire for nose pieces, 2 Granddaughters and daughter in law cutting fabric, 1 daughter sewing, and another taking to mail. Oh and can’t forget, each set of masks leaving the house get 1 “Destiny Original” drawing by a 5 yr old, we have as of today made 650 + masks. With the exclusion of all else we’ve been consumed with mask making. These are what is left to be picked up.

The ones in bags are groups of 6 or more, on the sofa are groups of 1-5 and in the chair are for people on the way. Now the next few photos are of my sewing room right now. Tomorrow I am taking a day of cleaning then sewing.

This last photo are scrap pieces too small to make into masks. I need to sort according to size for a quilt later.

Maybe in the next few days I will post a few photos of a clean sewing room.

For all you “Essential Workers” stay safe, and for EVERYONE out there my prayers are with you and please take care of each other and yourselves.

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We are a multi generation team. We create different things and a lot of times we have fun creating with 3 generations of people. That is how we came up with our name because as you will see we are "One Creative Family". Please feel free to join us :)

6 thoughts on “Busy times, but for sad reasons

  1. Your house is literally a mask factory. How wonderful that the neighborhood did more than ask for masks, but brought supplies. You all need to have a street party when the all clear is given! What a wonderful work of love by your family!


  2. That is amazing how the neighborhood came together!! Thank you for all your hard work and dedication! I’ve seen a lot of people selling masks and I just thought about how horrible that was. I could never do that knowing so many people need them and can’t afford them, especially with most people out of work right now.


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