Updated: Jan 8
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This pandemic has hit us all very differently.
My toddler has been my hero. He has taken this quarantine in strides and has developed an amazing sense of creativity at only 23 months old.
I took a leaf out of his book and turned my stress into a productive product, or really a range of products. I am making masks, fitted and pleated, and scrub caps. 3-D things that I never ever would have thought I'd be making!
Mask making has allowed me to work the stress out in a create and full filling way. When I first put the offer out there that I would provide masks for those in my community on Facebook and in my business page, I had NO idea it would turn into a full time gig for the next 6+ weeks! I have made masks for family, friends, friends of friends, strangers, medical personnel, active duty military personnel, federal employees, a special needs home, high risk individuals, and even 50 for teachers at a middle school. I have made over 420 masks and I am still making more! I learned a great deal on how to streamline a process and how to make sure I did not over work myself as I did in the beginning weeks.
During this time of crazy mask orders, I also had a medical emergency and had to visit the ER. I really got to see what the hospitals had become. How they had set up emergency room procedures and a mobile medical facility out side. I saw the fear and distrust in everyone's eyes; both the medical personnel and the patients. It made me glad to be working so hard for so many and creating so many face masks to hopefully help slow the spread.
Before you comment, I do know the facts of the efficiency of the masks. I am not claiming to save lives with the masks I've made, only to say I know they help.
Making masks and scrub caps has also had another side effect that I did not expect: the time, practice, and resources to grow my business! Hence, this beautiful website and training under an experienced quilting business guru, Shannon Brinkley. I'm hoping to use this time to learn and grow and I hope you are here to join me for this crazy ride!
We are living in historical and unprecedented times.
I hope you are finding the creativity to make a positive out of this crazy time. Stay safe out there!
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