Home sewers across the country are pitching in to make face masks for hospitals. Local Essex shop owner Georgeanne Richards from Sea Meadow Gifts and Gardens has been sharing how she and her sewing warriors are organizing, sewing, and collecting supplies for these much needed facial masks.
Georgeanne writes, “There is a desperate need for 1/4 inch flat elastic or elastic cord as you see in the photos.
The elastic is used to hold the masks in place. About 14” of elastic is used for each mask. Please check your home craft and sewing spaces for much needed elastic. Your very much appreciated donations can be placed in a bag and left on Sea Meadow’s porch in the boat planter on the bench.”
Sea Meadow is located at 7 Main Street Essex.
There are several styles of masks and here are instructions for two. Both these sets of directions are written very clearly and are super simple to follow.
Obviously things are moving pretty fast. Before Governor Baker’s announcement we had decided to close our dining room and switch to takeout service only. We are ready to continue serving you in a safe and responsible way.
Place your order over the phone with a credit card and we will deliver to your car on Short Street. No cash, no signatures, no door handles.
We are of the belief that we can’t be too cautious or too clean. It’s for that reason that we will not be doing delivery at this time as it adds an extra link in the chain that we’re unable to control. We hope that you trust us to be diligent and mindful during this time. That trust feels personal to us and we’d like to keep it at all costs.
We will be opening an hour early; 4pm to 9pm for now.
Our public events are obviously canceled but we will still be serving burgers and fried chicken on the first and last Wednesdays of the month. You can pre-order via phone or email if you’re worried about our popular specials running out.
Let’s FLATTEN THE CURVE together!
-sincerely Short & Main
Wednesday March 25th Burger Night
Friday March 27th Steve Lacey Record Release
Saturday March 28th GIRL lbgtq dance party
Wednesday April 1st Fried Chicken from Green Circle Farm
ONLINE IS UP. We are now accepting online orders. You can visit my website to not only have my dried pasta shipped to you but also some really really amazing specialty pantry items. As usual we still plan to open on March 25th, Wednesday, with the intention of servicing good food for our community here taking the most serious precautions. Your health and ours in the most important and we want to make sure everything goes smoothly. My need now here in my community is to make sure everyone has access to good food, whether it’s local or imported from small farmers, we plan on being fully stocked and providing the best food possible. Stay tuned!