In this unprecedented time of a global pandemic my wish is that we will all come out of this unscathed or as little as possible...
It is extremely difficult to be away from our loved ones for such a long time, thank goodness for technology that helps to keep us together virtually if not physically, I have my mom in a long term care facility that is very concerning. She is doing well and is adamant she is not going anywhere! I seem to be caught between a rock and hard place, can't bring her home because of our ages, we fall into the high risk category, not allowed to go and visit for obvious reasons catching/spreading this dreaded disease so here we stay worried sick, praying, pacing, sewing to keep busy. Not much more we can do...
I have been making masks for the nursing home along with a couple of students we made 200 masks total for them to have in stock in case they don't get a shipment from their suppliers. Currently I joined a group in Barrie who make masks, caps, gowns for medical professionals, I tried my hand at the surgical scrub caps and they are great! The pattern was available online, it was easy enough to figure out so I decided to use that one rather than drafting my own (why re-invent the wheel?), tweaked it a bit to streamline the cutting and sewing I can make one in less than 10 minutes! Made a video too so others can streamline the work and get more in the hands of the ones who need them most.
Have a good day, stay home and be safe.
Maria Calautti, "Jack of all trades"