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.