This past week, I asked my husband if he would model a new mask style, that would allow one to wear their mask with an elastic to go over the head and around the neck. Those who know me, understand that my desire is never to create something fast, but rather take the time to create what a consumer would want. Fortunately, my husband is great at providing me the critique that I am looking for. In order to make this style fit best, he provided me the feedback that I was looking for, requiring that I take it apart, and make the necessary adjustments.Read More →

While working on the continuation of the Living Room update, I snuck away into the sewing room while David worked on some of the work he did not need me for. I’ve actually been working on these all week in between other activities, home updates, and sewing. In doing so, I was able to complete a couple requests plus a few others. With the following custom requests, I think I will need to provide a new, larger sized option for those with a little larger face than some. Once I receive feedback from those who acquire the masks discussed below, I will be able toRead More →

Sometimes you need to stop what you are doing for others, and make time for yourself. It has been a crazy few months with non-stop mask making. Although I have taken time to work in the gardens, sometimes competing with the wildlife for the fruit (currently it looks like the chipmunks have been enjoying our strawberries, and although the raspberries look to be a good crop, we know from experience they love them as well) and pruning and tending . In addition, I have been working with my husband on updating our living room, and as previously posted: reupholstered a chair for him and madeRead More →

In making masks and going through my stash, I came across some farm fabric, left over from a nursery theme for our youngest daughter. After reading my friends post about her relocation during the COVID-19 I thought first to make her a mask, and prayed that I would have sufficient material to make my grandson, who was going to turn 3, a quilt. I had to be a little creative, using what resources I had on hand, yet it was a much needed break to sew something other than a mask. Making him a quilt was a “happy” project, in that it would be aRead More →

When I first learned of the need for PPE – Face Masks for healthcare providers, my heart strings were tugged, and I went to work sewing. I have many friends who work in healthcare, where I have also worked beside many, and today, along with healthcare providers who I not only respect but also care deeply for. Sometimes we forget that our healthcare providers are as human as we are, forgetting that they too have worries, family needs and work stresses. When this virus came along I was emotionally hit hard. Yet, instead of hiding under the covers, I decided I could do something. ToRead More →

It has been a crazy few months, with the last few weeks becoming quite busy where I am working 12 hrs per day, as I have not only been sewing masks for donations to various hospitals, but also providing them for clients asking for them for their personal use, some businesses, and some medical personnel. Thank you to the companies who are desiring to protect their employees, where your business requires them to work, due to their essential work status. Sadly, as of today, I have been informed that many healthcare workers are still required to wear one mask all day with the potential forRead More →