We received an invaluable gift from one of our clients last quarter––masks! LTAM client Dee Dee Triplett sewed a number of masks for our LTAM office.

Dee Dee crafted and sent these masks before mask patterns were widely available–for many of us at LTAM, these were the first and only masks we had for weeks.

It’s no surprise that Dee Dee was able to create these beautiful masks quickly. Nicknamed “a woman of the cloth” by Smoky Mountain News, Dee Dee is a Certified Craft Designer, and she taught at The Folk School for over 20 years. She once produced how-to instructions for needlecraft and fabric projects for magazines like Better Homes and Gardens.

LTAM’s Alan King with his wife, Susan, and pup, Nutmeg. Alan and Susan are sporting new masks from Dee Dee!

Also a well-known doll maker, Dee Dee once had a doll design grace the cover of Art Doll Quarterly magazine. Twice, Dee Dee has sent ornament dolls to hang on White House Christmas trees.

Decorative embroidery by Dee Dee Triplett.

The task of stitching a few homemade masks was most certainly beneath the crafting talents and expertise of Dee Dee, but our team appreciated her turning her incredible skills to such a humble project. Dee Dee, thank you for helping us stay safe!

Dee Dee and Robert Triplett have been LifeTime clients since 2008.