2020 Reflections: Camp So Sew

2020 Reflections: Camp So Sew

Written by Denise Covington

The final months of any year are traditionally a time of reflection, and 2020 has definitely given us quite a bit upon which to reflect.

Amy MacNabb and Melba Garcia
Amy MacNabb and Melba Garcia

While we won’t deny that there are many reasons to be happy to see 2020 in our collective rearview mirror, we’ve also found that there are just as many reasons to be grateful for what this unprecedented year has given us.

Kimberly Topuzes
Kimberly Topuzes

 

 

One of the blessings of this year is how we’ve been given the opportunity to connect with those around us in new and different ways. Here at Infocore, we embarked on a masked and socially distanced sewing project. It has fostered such a sense of connection and filled us with so much joy that we want to share it with you.

For those of you who know us well, you know that Lovie and I absolutely love to sew. Outside of business operations, that’s all we talk about! Our other team members have always expressed an interest in our projects and a desire to learn to sew themselves, so when I ran across a Thanksgiving-themed table runner pattern, perfect for beginners, I suggested that we take it up as a team project. They were all in!

Lynn Riccioni
Lynn Riccioni
Camp So Sew in the Learning Center
Camp So Sew in the Learning Center

After the stay-at-home order was lifted, we started sewing one night a week after work. We jokingly called it Camp So Sew. Our large Learning Center allowed us to be together while staying 6 feet apart and our sewing night became the highlight of our week. We’ve even had a couple of sewing converts. (Lynn bought her own machine!)

Our table runners are almost done, but what we’ve gained from this group project is so much more than just the fruits of our labor. As 2020 comes to a close, we hope that you’ve also found some positive experiences on which to reflect. We know that in the future, we’ll look back on this year with gratitude – gratitude for clients, colleagues, connections and sewing!