The Mask Deal

So I have been making masks for the family and whoever needs them. I will be donating to the medical people here. We have a place that we can drop them off. I have posted on NextDoor app. I guess I should post on facebook so anyone that needs one can get one.

Heather, my daughter, has bought most of the material and elastic. She doesn’t have time to make them so I am.

I had someone on NextDoor that needed one for her and one for her daughter. I gave her an extra because she worked in the medical field. She said the ones they gave them hurt her ears. She is donating some material and elastic she has. I was really excited about this.

Heather came by to drop off some more material and elastic today. Also, some chocolate chip cookies and pictures the girls colored for us. I left her bag hanging from the mailbox and she replaced it with her bag. I feel like I am dealing drugs.

Harrison got to meet his big sister for the first time through the window.

We are staying safe and practicing social distancing. It is really hard when you know your granddaughters are in the car and you can’t hug them. What matters though is keeping them safe.

Hope ya’ll are being safe out there too.

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Face Masks

I had gotten rid of all my scrap material when we moved but I have made a couple of aprons for the girls for their second birthday, so I had a few scraps that I could make masks.

I even cut out small ones for the twins.

I got the pattern from JoAnn’s.

https://www.joann.com/make-to-give-response/?icn=hpz1&ici=make-to-give-response

They also have kits they are handing out for you to make for your first responders.

I didn’t have the 1/4 elastic but I did have some small round elastic I used. David said it does hurt your ears if you have to wear them too long. I could have made ties but didn’t think that made the mask tight enough.

The 1/4 elastic is out of stock a lot of places. I did just find a store on ETSY that said they would get it mailed in 2 to 5 days. I will see if it comes that soon.

Anyway this is what they look like finished.

We kept one each for us and took the rest over to my daughter Heather;s, house. She is still working so she needs more than one. I think she should change it everyday. Then all you have to do is throw them into washer and dryer.

Sarah, my other daughter, found 3 packages of 1/4 inch elastic at her house. She is mailing it across the country for me to make masks for all of them.

Our local hospital and clinics are now accepting homemade masks. They posted the pattern, so I will be starting on them.

Heather ordered some material from an ETSY store, so we have plenty of material. I guess I will start with ties until I get more elastic.

Stay Safe Out There!

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Star Wars in Flannel

So how was your Sunday? Mine was wonderful.  We went to church this morning.  After church we went to visit my friend, Trevor, at the hospital.  She is the one I told you about in an earlier blog when she went to the ER and got admitted to the hospital.  If you have been following along with my story you will remember that I promised to finish her baby blankets and burp rags. This just meant a bunch of straight lines.  I can whip that up in no time.  I tell Trevor we have to head home so I can sew for her.

I wanted a sewing machine for Christmas two years ago. I was going to start quilting. David got me a very nice one and then for my birthday bought me a sewing table.  I was set, except I didn’t think about two knees being replaced and my back getting fused. Anyway I get home, go grab my machine realizing that I have not used it yet.  Well that is no big deal all machines thread pretty much the same. Why would I need to read instructions? I have it threaded now and one of Trevor’s bobbins in the machine. I get the burp rag under the foot. I am all ready to give the new sewing machine a spin. I put my foot gently on the foot pedal and push.  Off I go! Yeah! No wait why is it going so slow? I have the pedal to the metal.  It should be really pumping that needle up and down. Ok well I can live with this for now. I just want to get this sewing done. Then I run out of bobbin. I went to make a new one and had to get the instructions out. Got that taken care of back to work I go. Then I notice that the machine says quilting machine.  I am now wondering if that is why it goes so slow. Now I think I will break down and watch the DVD that came with it.  I did get all the sewing done.

I bet you have been reading this wondering what does this got to do with Star Wars let alone flannel.  Well if you want to sit a while longer I will tell you. The blankets were two pieces of Star Wars flannel sewed together which was really cute.  Then to make the burp rags she had taken pre-folded diapers on one side she sewed the Star Wars flannel material.  I thought that was a great idea.  She was making them to take with her to Vegas to meet her new-born grandson.  She is supposed to go on Tuesday. We will pray she is well enough to go.

Well I guess it is time to say good-nite.