The mask marathon continues! I did do some other things, including running an errand and working on some tedious writing chores. But the day mostly felt like it was all about masks. I have now made 17. But meanwhile, I’ve had more requests from family members and I’ve also figured out how to improve the mask design. Naturally, it’s a little more time consuming, but the result seems to fit better. So this evening I cut out 10 more using the new design. I’m hoping that’s the last of them!
However, I have been facing a dilemma. Most of the masks I’ve made have used ¼-inch wide elastic ear loops. For a few I’ve been able to use elastic cord, because I actually used up all the ¼-inch elastic on hand. I have ordered some more elastic, but it won’t get here until the middle of next week—and I need to finish several of these masks by Saturday.
This evening as I worked in my sewing room, I noticed a clear plastic storage box and I stared at it for several seconds before remembering that I have a backup elastic stash. And there was enough ¼-inch elastic in there to at least make the masks that have to be done by Saturday! It’s this kind of experience that serves as justification for the hoarding of massive amounts of crafting supplies. Who could have predicted years ago that in 2020 everyone would need ¼-inch elastic?
I love it when my daylilies are blooming. I think they look like they’re smiling.