You may laugh, it's OK. I had some fun with this myself. I found the perfect material for this face mask, antique table napkins. Inherited from my grandmother. My breathing isn't so good, but worked well with this mask. I found to my delight I could open my mouth and just breathe. No one would know my mouth was wide open!
I don't own a sewing machine, except an antique Singer someone gave my husband, I guess, I don't know where it came from. It's somewhere in the shed. So I folded this the way the Surgeon General recommended on TV. I will work on it some more and put some stitches in by hand. What made me laugh was that it was so difficult to get the ties around my ears. I looked for some elastic, but couldn't find any, so used the things I use for my ponytail when my hair gets too long. I thought -- I have such big ears, it should really be easier to make these things stay.
Then the sun came out. What a difference that made. I get very tired of the constant sunshine during our long, hot summers.
But after so many days without, I felt immediately cheered up and so much better. So I went outside and took a couple of pictures.
Hope you are all well and will have a safe and happy Easter Sunday tomorrow.
Whatever you make a mask of works as long as your nose and mouth are covered! You did a good job! The sun always cheers me up. We get too little of it during the Winter so it's always nice when Spring comes and we get much more sunshine!ReplyDelete
It looks good!ReplyDelete
Glad you got some sunshine. 🌞
I love the different inventive ideas people are having for mask making. Yours is five star! Linen, antique, in the family, high end!ReplyDelete
Under the circumstances, your grandmother would be proud of your inventive way of making good use of her napkin. Stay well and healthy and enjoy the sun.ReplyDelete
Happy Easter Inger.
Excellent job, Inger. We made ours out of napkins also. Some had designs on them that were quite comical when put around the face. Take care and enjoy the sunshine.ReplyDelete
I like your inventive mask and am working on creating one for me using a cloth napkin. Happy Easter.ReplyDelete
Hi Inger - that was fun to see ... you're clever with your inventive mind - did you use rubber bands to wrap over your ears - more importantly though it helps you. I've got some scarf 'rounds' so can wrap mine over. Also isn't it wonderful when the sun comes out - gorgeous views of your canyon. All the best - HilaryReplyDelete
the good thing about the mask is we don't have to worry with makeup. ha ha.. yours looks great, I used the pony tail things and had the same problem with my ears, changed to rubber bands and worked much better. now I have 2 mask simply made by cutting the sleeves off a t-shirt. so easy and works well. I will send you the link on how to do it...ReplyDelete
last year when I had pneumonia I got a small box of masks from my doctor's office.ReplyDelete
I've been using them very carefully so they will last as long as possible! I find them
slightly claustrophobic but that's better than getting the virus. I try to go out only when there are few people around or in the store to get groceries.
it's wonderful to see your sweet face! even with the mask! xo
Happy Easter, Inger! I'm glad you made yourself a mask. If you have to get out, it's definitely something you need. My wife has been making masks to give people. I think she told me that she's made over 60 this past week. I love reading your blog and catching up with you and the dogs. Take care and have a blessed day! ~ JeffReplyDelete
Great job. Smiled a bit about your feeling free to breathe through your mouth. I am a mouth breather also--broke my nose three time during my life-all accidents--and now I can do it freely with a mask.ReplyDelete
You've done a great job on the masks! I saw a video of a woman in Scotland who made a mask from a mans briefs - WHAT??!! With that, I say your using the antique table napkins is perfect! :-)ReplyDelete
Your mask looks great. My biggest mask problem is getting my mask on, putting on my glasses and not dislodging my hearing aid. I guess as the days go by I'll get a good routine.ReplyDelete
my biggest problem with wearing a mask is the breathing - and my glasses fogging up. that would work for me if I could get breath through my mouth. I found out i am extremely claustrophobic in a mask.ReplyDelete
In the U.K. they‘re still not sure about masks. I think they will eventually say we should have been wearing them all along then We’ll have to make our own as you can’t buy them anywhere.ReplyDelete