Yesterday I had a gut feeling about this COVID-19 business. After doing my weekly shop this morning and discovering chaos and pandemonium in the store, with customers cheek by jowl, trolley to trolley I wondered at the sanity, or lack thereof. So I am not one to panic, but I am a practical person and I decided to make myself a protective mask. Good thing about sewing skills, you love a new challenge!
I didn’t have a pattern, but what I created seems to work, so luckily I took pictures of the process, so I can now share it with others.
Someone pointed out that this kind of mask will just keep my germs to myself. Well, I will happily protect others from any germs that might be lurking in my body, and if we all did the same….guess what? We won’t be sharing the virus around.
Besides I also feel empowered to be doing something, rather than doing nothing at all. I hope this virus passes by our islands, and that our people will be spared the ravages as seen in Italy, Spain and China.
Arohanui! Keep safe people. Boost your immune system. Don’t panic, just do what is necessary to keep us all well and safe.