Day 19. When I Make Some Face Masks

May 2022. This is a post from the beginning of the pandemic. It’s been sitting in my draft folder for more than two years now. I am publishing it without revising, so please excuse its first-draft form.

I got bored last night. I didn’t want to watch a movie, because I was going to watch one (and maybe two) on Sunday. I wasn’t in the mood to read. I had already gardened and cooked and watched some TV.

I haven’t been bored in a very long time. It was kind of a nice feeling. Aside from being, well, bored.

But today, I did not watch one or two movies because I sewed face masks instead. The CDC is now recommending people wear face masks when they go grocery shopping, etc. I find a cowel I use for biking when it was cold and called it good, but my mom asked if I would sew her a face mask and sent me some links.

I had material (somewhat) but I didn’t have elastic. But the tutorials my mom sent used hair ties! And I did have hair ties. 10 of them, unused, bought who knows when.

So after writers group, digging another row for potatoes, and cooking, I printed out the pattern and made two face masks. They turned out pretty cool, and I got started on a project I’ve been meaning to do for years: cutting down the dish towels I use for napkins into napkin sizes.

My Aunt Carol wants a face mask too, so I’ll make one for her. My Aunt Pat found some face masks from when Mount Saint Helens exploded, (!) so she’s good. I’ll see if dad and Barb want any. And then I will probably be out of hair ties.

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