Oh my..what a day Sunday was. Moral here was ho-hum. I think everything is going to ebb and flow and Sunday was more of an “ebb” day than a flow day. It’s okay…Sunday is past and it’s a new day.
After all of my work making masks that I had done, the place where the girls work post this on their Facebook page:
“We have had many people ask if they can help by making homemade masks. We so appreciate the support, but want you to wait until we can get word from Iowa Department of Public Health on if and how these can meet our very specific infection control standards. IF we are able to accept homemade masks we can safely use, we will share this news on Facebook with details. For now, please continue to do your part by practicing social distancing, covering your cough or sneeze and staying home if you do not feel well. Thanks!”
WHAT??? Every hospital in our area is asking for them. EVERYONE! I can’t believe that the hospital has enough equipment but every other hospital in our area doesn’t. Personally I think they are behind the times. (I would say more but can’t. Just know it’s all stupid.)
Oh well…it was very disheartening. But I decided that I would make masks anyway. If their hospital doesn’t need them, others in our area do. So I finished 17 on Sunday. I didn’t work as hard to crank them out after the news from the hospital. Here they are….
Do you recognize any fabric? All but three in this batch were from gifted fabric.
Another annoying thing that happened, Rosie chewed my iron cord. This happened while it was plugged in. AH…THAT DOG!!
She chewed the vacuum cord the other day but I caught her before that got serious. Luckily I just ordered another iron a little bit ago.
I have another large group of masks in progress that I’m hoping to get almost finished today. Then I’m going to take a little break and get the house in order. I’ll start tackling them again once I know there is still a need. Ever since Friday morning, all of my focus has been on mask making. Karl has been doing the cooking and although he’s a great cook, the kitchen needs a good clean and tidy….and does the rest of the house. I forgot how much cleaning and tidying of day to day stuff gets done while I’m doing childcare.
After I gave up on mask making, Karl suggested we drive to the yogurt store, Country View Dairy. They operate a small yogurt making business south of us. It’s located on the farm and very few people are there. Usually zero people are there and payment is on the honor system so there isn’t even a clerk. It’s about as safe as we could get and still get out of the house. They offer frozen yogurt. Karl and I love getting froyo (Frozen Yogurt) there.
Sadly we were greeted by this sign….
UGH. Our little getaway got shut down….COVID took that too.
In the evenings I have been cross stitching for an hour or so each night.
This is the 40 count linen project I was telling you about last week. I can do it!!! I stitch much slower but I LOVE the look and am so happy with it. It’s a little harder as I can’t always do a sewing stitch. Sometimes I have to do a bit of a poke stitch…that’s okay.
This is the chart. I should be almost half done soon.
Seriously, I have loved working on this.
Remember that I started this to see if I could stitch on 40 count linen? Well I can so I ended up ordering the sampler I was thinking about ordering. I’m anxiously awaiting its arrival.
Today is a new day…I’m happier today…I think through all of this, it’s a one day at a time thing.