What’s up?

I hope you’re enjoying your Memorial Day 🇺🇸 celebrations in the USA today.  Or it’s just another Monday where you live and you can enjoy it as well.

Too much time and not enough motivation.

We are getting our deck boards replaced…hopefully this project will begin this week.  If the contractor doesn’t call this week, I will raise some 💩!

I had to rip back 12 rows of the Luminary socks I started as I screwed up the pattern.  Back on track now.

I need to replace the cushion covers on our porch furniture.  The closest IKEA is not opened yet and I’m NOT paying $200 for shipping!  I also don’t want to make new covers.

So I’m just not motivated to do much.

How about you?  Motivated?

Masking

Last summer I snagged two facemasks from my doctor as we thought we had to remove something foul from under our deck and I wanted us to be contaminated from any airborne grossness.  As it turned out, we didn’t use them…until this pandemic.

As these were single-use masks, I needed to make something to cover our faces while out and about picking up necessities: food and wine.  I can’t remember where I found this mask pattern but I changed it as I went.  If you are interested in a how-to, just say so in the comments and I’ll see what I can do.

I found some prewashed cotton in my fabric stash and set to work.  Instead of using elastic around the ears, I found some bias tape I inherited from iPad aunt that I sewed together for the ties.

I also made a channel in the upper part to insert a twist tie (doubled for more strength) to keep the mask against the face.  This way I can remove the wire when I wash the masks.face mask

face maskface mask inserting wireI marked on the side that rests again the face with a fabric marker so we can see at a glance which end is up.face mask

The bottom is open for any additional filter we may want to insert.face mask

We have to make another food run later today so these will come in handy.

Are you making do with homemade face masks?  Or were you lucky enough to have had a small supply stashed away?