I spent several hours on Sunday afternoon, making a few masks. Have to say I really admire those ladies who have been churning them out by the dozen, or hundreds, don’t know how you did it. Previously, I had stitched a couple with triple pleats, and my friend Dot found out about a new design, tracing a circle with a dinner plate, of all things. After seeing her sample, I decided to give it a go, luckily I still had some elastic tucked away, as it it in really short supply these days. So I made four, two for me, and two for Robin. His masks were a little small, especially with that beard, so I used a larger dinner plate to mark the circle and make two bigger ones for him.
Blue floral for me and Kiwi silver ferns for Robin
The trick, it seems is to use something across the top of the nose to keep the mask secure. Dot kindly gave me some thin plastic coated wire which (to tie plants up in the garden) she used on her masks. It just gets zig zagged in place and then you can bend it into shape over the nose.
And here we are, all masked up. Please excuse my “just out of the shower wet hair” look.
Wearing our new masks
The country is still in Level 2, so we can go out and about as long as we take precautions. Such as sign in to shops, or scan the QR codes, practice social distancing, hand hygiene, and now masks must be worn on public transport, which seems a very sensible idea. This is our “new normal” these days.
As well as mask making this weekend, there was some cooking going on. It’s still winter here in New Zealand (although Spring is not too far away) so I made a big pot of pumpkin soup, so yummy. That lasted us for several warming lunches, and it is so nice with a swirl of cream on top!
Pumpkin soup for lunch
For our Saturday evening meal Robin fired up the Weber BBQ and we cooked a tasty leg of lamb with roast veggies, so nice. And the smell…..out of this world! Even better, we purchased the lamb on special! Did I tell you I love roast lamb?
Roast lamb on the BBQ
And our Sunday mornings usually start with bacon and eggs for breakfast, our Sunday morning tradition, and cooked by Robin. Once again, the food didn’t disappoint. It’s always a lovely leisurely start to the day.
My Sunday morning breakfast
My daughter Nicky celebrated her birthday on Friday, so it was nice to have a chat with her on the telephone, and yes, her birthday parcel arrived in time. She was born 1 year and 4 days after her brother, so I was a very busy young Mum indeed back in the day!