So this sheltering gets old, doesn’t it? I’ve been doing it since the 11th of March. Have gone out very carefully about once a week. My daughter and her partner, Mary, do any shopping I might need, and they have been doing it for others as well. Tuesday is shopping day. If you need help, let me know! I’m sure they’ll handle your needs with grace, efficiently and a big smile!
What I have been doing is hanging out with my sewing machine. I’ve had many projects waiting for me to finish for several years. Lo and behold, more than half are now finished! While I was working on projects however, the shortage in PPEs for medical personnel became a raging problem, so I started making masks. They are a huge amount of work. Very time consuming. I’m on a break this week so I can retain what’s left of my mind. It gets pretty stressful constantly hearing of the need.
Mine have gone to hospital personnel at Memorial and Sutter. Thousands have been made by women and men in the north bay and given where they are needed. Think about it for a minute...hospital workers, patients, clerks, postal workers, UPS Drivers, families, next door neighbors...one group finished 9000 last week. The group has 1250 members. That’s 7.5 each, but some folks make 50 a day! Many or most, I don’t know which, are quilters. Many others are folks who dug old machines out of mothballs. Some didn’t have needles, pins, thread, fabric, etc. so it was donated by others. You can feel comforted knowing that your community is working hard to keep you safe.
Here are some photos of a few of them. Oh, by the way, Hopkins tried to help by sitting on my lap while I was using the sewing machine, but that didn’t go so well. He went so far as to raise up and lay his head on the two inches in front of the needle flying up and down. I fired him!
Y’all take care of yourselves. I know it’s not much fun but we’ll get through this together. Love to all!!! ❤ ❤ ❤