This week and only this week we will have pick up time for masks from 1:oo PM to 8:oo PM Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. So go over the the mask page and sign up for a pick up time.
Sunday, December 20, 2020
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
We hope that being able to personalize the masks will convince more people to wear them.
This particular mask is a birthday present for the daughter of one of our volunteers. We only had purple thread. We are definitely going to find some lavender thread and make her a mask using that.
Miss Fields took whirl on the new machine as well. Apparently pink and purple were the themes of the day.
Now all we need to do is find whitty things to put on the masks.
Sunday, August 16, 2020
Miss Fields is also sitting at a new Kenmore Machine she has named Lacy. This machine is purring like a kitten. It was donated by someone from the nextdoor website. This was very generous and really helps us out. We are now getting to the point where we need to have machines repaired on a regular basis. We can now have three machines going at once and do not loose time to repairs.
Lacy also came with a sewing machine cabinet with several accessories and drawers. We have had a lot of luck with older machines. I beginning to wonder why people buy new sewing machines at all.
The other nice thing about the study is that we are using the right material in the masks. This was more a guess on our part so it is mostly dumb luck. We will have to avoid using cotton fleece in the future. Even so we ran out it three months ago.
I would once again like to thank everyone that is donating to our cause. The fabric and machines have really given us the ability to punch above our weight in this crisis. If we were using our one machine and what ever fabric we could buy would would not have reach a thousand masks let alone be closing in on 3,000 masks.
So be safe out there everyone.
Saturday, August 8, 2020
We have a new type of mask available for the fight against the Infection that cannot be named. It is the Panier Mask. It is made to work
a bit more like the N95. it has a structure that makes it more roomy and keeps the mask off the front of one's face. It will also make it easier to put a transparent window in the front of the mask. This will make using American Sign Language easier since you can see the person's mouth moving. We made some masks with ASL Windows in the Olson Style and they are a pain in the neck with seam in the middle of the mask.
Miss Fields is modeling this new mask. This particular one does not have a nose bridge but still first well all lone the edges of the mask. A nose bridge can be added.
If you would like a couple of these please visit our mask page.
Monday, June 15, 2020
Thursday, June 11, 2020
You can see a clear jar full of long pink pieces. These are what we have to use when we run out of elastic. It would appear the United States had run out of elastic as well.I never thought it would be difficult to get simple sewing materials.
Well these black and blue masks are destined for a local nursing home. So at least progress is being made on the getting out masks front. Maybe we will get back to performing in hospitals eventually.
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
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Monday, May 4, 2020
With the current pandemic showing now sign of resolution we are switching our meeting to a virtual setting. We signed up for a zoom account and are beginning to experiment with the technology.
After looking at the various services zoom won out because of it's ability to use a green screen and the price. I have heard concerns that they may be spying for the Communist Part of China. If this is the case they need to waste some of their time watching our meeting. The CCP has been so generous with us recently it is only fair we share something with them.
Friday, May 1, 2020
Thursday, April 23, 2020
The wall in the office are a terrible yellow color and I had to wait till I started painting them. If you are going to put brightly colored things all over your walls a nice white wall is a great thing.