While I am inside I have been busy sewing face masks. I have plenty of fabric. I think I probably have more fabric that the fabric department at Walmart. And remember, I never throw anything away that I think might one day be useful. I am out of elastic. Can't find elastic anywhere. I ordered 200 yards on-line and it was supposed to be a 2 day shipment. Supposed to be. The estimated date of arrival is now at the end of May.
Might not be an urgent need then, but I will take the shipment. In the mean time I ordered some pony tail elastics from Walmart. Had to adjust my pattern a bit, but I made 6 this morning. Four of them are already gone.
It was brought to my attention last night that someone was making them and selling them for $45.00. EACH! I am giving mine away. I already have fabric and the cost of making them is minimal. I am planning to take them to the nursing homes, clinics and health department for the health care providers. They are washable and can be used over and over again.
$45.00 indeed. That is just wrong! I saw a tutorial on washable toilet paper. When I told HeWho routes sewer, he balked at that idea. He seems to think this is just wrong and wondered how you could even wash it. We had two babies in diapers at one time and used cloth diapers, so you would thing the concept would be logical to him. We are not out of toilet paper, lest you worry. We buy it by the case for the park restrooms. I still like to mention washable toilet paper daily, just to make him go into a rant, then leave the room.
My break is over and I am torn between painting a speed limit sign and sewing. I have managed to mow my back yard and get all the plants that were over-wintered in the store out on the front porch. I tried to do it all in one day. That was a big mistake. It wiped me out! It actually made me sick. I was drenched in sweat (60 degrees and windy) and my skin turned beet red. I was nauseous, then just had no energy whatsoever. HeWho took over the dinner prep and even washed the dishes! When he asked if I wanted to go to the hospital, I was horrified. NO, I do not want to go to the hospital! There are patients with Corona Virus in the hospitals!! I just stayed down until I felt better. I will wait a bit longer to try mowing again.