|face masks, half made with hair elastics|
For a while I couldn't get any elastic, and made a few masks with ties but I didn't like those. Then I was using hair elastics and that worked okay, but were hard for my sewing machine to stitch through and I broke a few needles.
Thanks to my friend Gail who generously shared her elastic with me, I can now keep up with the demand for more masks.
I made 25 masks for the crew at my daughter's job since they couldn't source any masks to purchase, and I have made many for family and friends, elderly parents of my friends, and anyone who asks me.
I was relieved that my efforts to help my sister with her ear pain were successful. I sewed some surgical caps with buttons on the side to hang the N95 masks on. Her ears are much happier and she doesn't need as much pain medicine to get through a shift. Yes, they wear 2 masks and a face shield to go into COVID patient rooms.
I like this story about a young man who developed ear guards on his 3D printer... creative genius! It would be awesome if all hospitals, nursing homes and funeral homes had a big supply of those.
And here is a sight to be excited about... so much toilet paper on the previously empty shelves! The hoarders must be all full up so now there is some for the rest of us! LOL
And I must say that I feel very thankful to live in a town where the gratitude of the people is more visible than the anger and agitation that is occurring in other places in the world.
|Thankfulness of a neighbourhood family|
And although I miss my regular life and my friends very much, I'm content to stay safe at home, sew face masks every day, and await the advice of the experts about what we're going to do next to get through this pandemic as quickly and as safely as possible.
I'll be in my quilt studio today sewing face masks, flying geese for the next Unity border, and making green mini arrowhead blocks. They are all leader-ender projects for each other. Linking up to RSC.