Monday, April 13, 2020


Like so many of us that are able to sew I have been making face masks for my daughter.  She works in a rehab facility and they ran out of face masks.  The first week I made 10 for her.  Six of them were florals, which she picked up the first day.  She mentioned several of her male workers wished they had some manly ones, the the last four were made from some Star Wars fabric I had stashed away.  
She sent me this picture of them with their new masks.  I have continued to make a few more.  Here in California we have been instructed to now wear masks if we must go out and to limit it to only absolute necessary trips.  So I made a few more for my daughter and ourselves.  
When I made the ones for my daughter she requested a pocket to put a filter in.  
Elastic is no longer available so I ended up using large thick hair bands.  They work really well.  These additional four were made are as much neutral gender fabric I could find in my stash.  
Ginger our Yorkshire Terrior our only pet unlike my daughter with multiples has felt a bit left out of the blog thing lately.  She thinks she is quite the hunter and showed off for a photo of her latest stuffed toy kill.  Our house is littered with her stuffed toys which she races around the house with showing us what a good varmit hunter she is.   

My daughter said her husband was complaining about their TV reception the other day.  She didn't think about it much but one afternoon while out side she discovered the possible reason for the issue.  Time to clip the wings on those peacocks before he rings their necks. 


  1. Hi Donnalee! Those guys are posing so nice in their spiffy masks. It was handy that you had some Star Wars fabric. Well, I didn't even know you had sweet Ginger. She looks like she is quite capable of keeping everyone in order and in line. She looks so cute with her un-stuffed baby. I'll bet she is a good quilter's apprentice as well. Thanks so much for linking up this week! ~smile~ Roseanne

  2. G'day Donnalee from Melbourne Australia!
    Great idea using the Hair ties on your face masks I can imagine it would actually be quicker to make and way more comfortable to wear.
    Keep Smiling and Cheers Wendy

  3. Well done. Most everyone is wearing them now and it's good the guys have manly ones.

    Ginger is adorable. Tell her I said so.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ♥

  4. The call to mask making is strong in us. I've been surprised how "girly" my fabric is. I've been trying to do some less feminine ones recently.

  5. Love the star wars masks.... I hope it gives the patients a bit of a smile too in an otherwise awful time. Always like to hear about the birds and their mischief... although Ginger looks like she is a bit of a character too! Thanks for linking to Colour & Inspiration Tuesday.

  6. Great job on those Manly Masks! I'm glad I asked my husband and sons to pick out their own mask fabrics, because I would never have chosen the fabrics they picked out. Ooh, those sneaky peacocks! And your Ginger is adorable!

  7. Hello to Ginger. No wonder she kills all her toys, she's probably upset about all the chicken and peacock photos you keep showing on your blog!
    Great work on the masks, and what a great bunch of blokes! Tell them they are probably world wide internet sensations by now.

  8. Love the manly masks!! I made a bunch with John Deere and Bronco fabric - I was surprised at how fast those went!! Love that they sent you photos!!

  9. Good job. Ginger is cute. Thank you for linking up to Put your foot down.

  10. Oh that peacock cracked me up. Must be because I'm watching TV with no troubles. Lol! Your Ginger is so photogenic. Thanks for the fun post!

  11. Ha! I love that it turned out to be the peacocks disrupting the television service. Makes me laugh. Thanks for making masks...they are so needed! Thanks also for linking up to Wednesday Wait Loss.