Except for a once a week trip to the grocery story over the past several weeks I haven’t really left the house to venture into the great outside world. Being on a state wide stay-at-home advisory has helped with this decision.
Well, yesterday I did go out. It wasn’t because I wanted to but because I had to. I was down to two days worth of my blood pressure medicine and my cholesterol meds. I needed refills.
I had texted my refill request to Walmart and received word that they were ready for pick up. Well, knowing I had to go out, and knowing or governor wants people to wear masks when out in public, and knowing we had no masks in the house, Kathy spent Sunday in her sewing room making me a mask.
She looked at different websites and you tube videos on how to construct a mask and she decided on what she wanted to do. She decided on two 6 x 12 inch pieces of fabric. She also cut a piece of fusible interfacing and adhered it to one piece. She then sewed the tow pieces of fabric together. This was one unit.
She made a second unit as well. She then sewed the tow units together leaving an opening on both sides. This way I could slip in a folded paper towel for extra protections if I wanted to.
With the unit complete she added ties to the top and bottom. I like the ties over elastic because I could tie them tighter and the ties would annoy my ears the way elastic would.
So, the completed mask had four pieces of fabric, two pieces of fusible interfacing, and one folded up paper towel. Hopefully that would give me plenty of protection.
Picking up my mask I was off to Walmart.
Wonder if anyone seeing me in this would figure out I am a retired teacher.
Is it me or does anyone else who wears a mask out in public feel like an outlaw in an ole western?
Well, I was in and out of Walmart in less than five minutes with pills in hand. I am now good with meds for 90 days.