Now that the dust of recent times has settled slightly, I thought I would write a blog post about how Corona virus has affected me. Now, I have been lucky during this time, none of my family got sick and, touch wood, that it will continue that way. Staying home during lockdown gave me time to focus on my pottery, wood working and candle making, creating new products for the shop – I was never one for resting as I’m sure you can t
ell! There are only so many hours you can work in a day though, which gave me plenty of time to reflect on how Corona was affecting our community. Since owning the shop, Three Graces has created a community of its own, customers have become my friends and many members of the area supported me when I first opened, through kind words and spreading the word of the shop. Hopefully, I have been able to give back with making face coverings.
During lockdown, I donated material for face coverings. I also made a few for essential workers. Now that the shops have re-opened, I have continued making, choosing bright, happy colours and patterns in an attempt to brighten up the dark time we are living in. Many customers have complimented my cotton face coverings, I pride myself of making them both practical and stylish! In these difficult times, as people band together, I have to say I will continue making them for as long as they are needed.
I, like most people, are so grateful to all our key workers, from the doctors and nurses, to care workers and sanitation teams keeping us clean, and everyone who has volunteered in any way. Together we can get through this!