While people in East Asia and other parts of the world have dealt with wearing face masks during other pandemics, during flu season, and even to cut the personal impact of pollution for years, in America, wearing fabric masks during the Covid pandemic has been a totally new experience for most of us. Unless you work in healthcare and are required to wear disposable medical masks, chances are … [Read more...] about How to Take Care of a Fabric Covid Mask
Editor’s Note: The second in an occasional series focused on Lady Virginia Vintage customers and their projects using our fabrics. See the other profiles here. Earlier this year I was thrilled when one of my Etsy customers, Meg Busacca, left me such a nice review: This fabric is one of my absolute favorites! I am so happy with it, it really is special. I love this shop! Who doesn't love … [Read more...] about Customer Story: Meg Busacca and Her Amazing Masks
Though I've been married for eleven years now, it's only been in about the last eight weeks that I finally stopped living my life on my husband's rhythms and instead began to live more fully on mine. We work from home so we mostly make our own schedule and he likes to sleep in. So for years I've let the clock tick further into the morning kind of just laying there, even though I wanted to get … [Read more...] about Finding the Light in These Dark Corona Times
I hope that everyone out there in #ilovevintagefabric land has been doing well in this extraordinary pandemic. My best advice is to wear those masks, practice physical distancing, stay home whenever possible, but also get fresh air and sunshine every day! I know this is hard on many folks, both those who are working at home and those who aren't. I've worked from home for 25 years so for me … [Read more...] about Christmas in July Sale and What’s Going on at Chez Lady Virginia…
Americans have rightly praised the key heroes and heroines of the COVID-19 battle, notably frontline healthcare workers and first responders. And our hearts — and hopefully wallets — have gone out to the service industry, most of all restaurant workers, who have almost no safety net in a crisis like this. I applaud folks who have tried to buy to-go food and tip servers as big as possible. In … [Read more...] about The Hidden Heroines in the Coronavirus Battle — Seamstresses!
For the past couple of days I've gotten outside for a walk. Yes, a walk. Remember those? In spite of the powerful COVID threat, in my very small mountain town there's no government order yet in place prohibiting getting some fresh air and sunshine on a public street. So I walked around some local parks this weekend and took a walk this morning into our downtown (it's right by my … [Read more...] about ALERT: A Contagion More Powerful Than COVID Is Unleashed