This week the recommendation came from the CDC that everyone wear masks when out and about. After trying at least four different versions, I settled on the one I like the best, and made masks for our immediate family members.
I got my pattern from craftpassion.com, and since I made the initial batch, she has made some great modifications, including a little pocket so that you can remove the pipe cleaner at the bridge of the nose. This one seems to fit better than the pleated kind, so I'm sticking with it. However, thanks to my good friend, Stephanie, she had a great idea in lieu of ties or elastic.
It's crazy that newspapers are now printing mask patterns! This was on the back page of one of the sections of yesterday's Fresno Bee.
After my first mask batch-making session, my sewing room was a mess! I have a hard time concentrating when my surroundings are chaotic.
I spent a day cleaning it up, and it felt so good. And now it's ready to mess up again.
Before I started mask making, Round 2, I organized my zippers. I might have a slight zipper hoarding problem...
Other than our daily walks, we really have not been out of the house for two weeks. The other day we summoned the courage to stock up on some more groceries (and it was our first time out to be wearing our masks). While at Target, we ran into good friend, Jamie, and it was so good to chat with someone other than each other.
Everyone seems to be on Zoom, and on Tuesday night, Mark and I had drinks with my friend, Stephanie, and her husband, Lloyd. It was fabulous and I hope we can have more of these sessions.
We definitely have been making it a priority to walk each day. The fresh air is so needed, and we rarely see anyone else while we are out and about.
In the last two weeks, I have given you ideas for vacation plans and wine tour plans. I present spring break plans...
Mark and I are home alone, without kids. But I totally understand these:
Here's an idea.
I can tell people are doing a lot more scrolling through social media. I've never had so many "mentions" before. Ever.
Toilet paper is still in the news. Hopefully it's getting easier to find. And the jokes continue.
Charlotte sent me this.
This was interesting.
So how is your hair looking at this point? The last time I was in (right before the lockdown), we had discussed what my hair might look like if I decided to stop getting color touchups. I guess now we will find out.
That is indeed something to think about. As is this. I feel like I have just entered the Learning Zone, for the most part, with a big goal of entering the Growth Zone.
So Mark had the great idea of making a sign, and being at the surgery center when they arrived, so she would know we were thinking of her. It was gray and raining this morning, but I'm so glad we were there.