Thank you

This is my small way of saying thanks for the big sacrifice you are making for my son and I and the rest of New York.

Sewing for lives

At the start, I started sewing for the hospital workers who needed it. Then I realized there were others who needed these facial mask covers. 125 masks now and counting, I have sent to requesters who fit the bill, even if they are not necessarily in hospitals. This is a very small contribution compared to most, but I want to be one of those drops in the bucket.

I am a novice sewist or seamstress— but I am a crafter. I had loads of scrap fabric and craft supplies. My biggest hurdle beyond my novice skills was that I continued to work from home Mondays to Fridays from 9-6pm. I work as an Executive assistant to a chief something in a Fortune 500 company based in Grand Central. I would’ve produced more at a quicker pace if not for that.

Please note that all fabric used has been prewashed and preshrunk. Most of this I had to do by hand because my laundry room is outside my co-op unit. I have mild asthma, so my minimum standard is that the fabric should be clean enough for me to use. These were made in a pet-free and smoke-free home.

My stitching and finished product might be less than perfect, but each mask cover was made with a lot of love and a mountain of gratitude. I am lucky to live in a city that has such dedicated professionals like yourself. You keep my son and I hopeful and less scared — I don’t know that I would be as brave. I am hoping I will never have to be in your care but if that happens, I have complete trust in you. I am hoping this helps you do your job, whatever it may be — in a safe environment.

We are grateful. I am lucky to be able to continue to work and my son and I have been untouched by this disease. I pray you are able to continue your work safely as well, and that my mask covers are of some use to you.

Be safe.

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