And there, my friends, you see my fourth attempt at a mask. The loops are a bit too short and it looks like it was sewn but a Home-Ec drop-out.
My third attempt looked good but the loops were entirely too short. It would work for a child. With a big face. Whose ears are close to that big face.
I think I'm going to take that mask and cut the loops off and sew on straps that tie.
Jesus. Why do I suck at this so much? ME! The girl who made her prom dress from a Vogue wedding dress pattern!
Oh wait. I'm not that girl anymore. I'm an old woman who has old woman/global pandemic brain.
Tomorrow's another day. Maybe I'll get started before three in the afternoon which is when I finally finish doing everything I do before I sit down to sew. "Everything I do" means, uh, well, I don't know. But I fucking do it! Whatever that is.
I get 'er done.
And I'm proud of that.
I think the main thing I did today was to make Mr. Moon some pimento cheese. This has become his go-to snack. Pimento cheese and Ritz crackers.
Here is my recipe for pimento cheese:
Grate a lot of cheese. Open a jar of pimentos. If they are not chopped up but are in longish strips, chop them up. Add as many or as few as you want. Add in a goodly amount of Miracle Whip and maybe some mayonnaise. Mix it up good. See if you like it. If you don't, add more Miracle Whip. If you do, eat some on crackers or bread. Put the rest in a leftover container and store in the refrigerator. If you want to get all gourmet and shit, add some garlic powder and curry powder to taste. Spread a nice layer on slices of bread and toast until it's all melty and toasty.
Well, it's Friday and Mr. Moon and I just had a very nice martini conversation with Lon and Lis. We discussed all the usual things- gardening and food and what really matters in this life and how we can't wait to be able to get together again in real life. As we were talking, I noticed that a little Carolina Wren was bringing food to the watering can hanging on the kitchen porch where I'd seen the makings of a nest earlier. Turns out that a lady wren is sitting on some eggs. Lon told us a beautiful story about watering his mustard greens and having a hummingbird come and bathe in the spray of the hose for a very long time, two feet away from him.
The church next door is wailing. The chickens are having their last scratch of the day. It's cool and supposed to get down to 48 degrees tonight. Tomorrow the little chicks are going to move outside into the baby coop and that is the way it's going to be. I'm about to make stir fry with leftover steak and lots of vegetables including these.
As we all agreed on the phone call- we are the lucky ones.
Happy Friday, y'all.
Please stay lucky. I love you.ReplyDelete
I will try! I love you too!Delete
Well, I don't know about masks, but that pimento cheese spread is da bomb. I'm going to try it. Thank you.ReplyDelete
Of course you can make it with mayonnaise entirely if Miracle Whip isn't your thing.Delete
My mother used to buy that pimento spread in a little glass jar with a lid you removed with the other end of a church key. Later the little jar was a little juice glass.ReplyDelete
That memory came from a long way back in time.
Yes! My granny used to buy that stuff. I loved it so much! It was such a treat. It seemed to have cream cheese as a base in my memory. Thanks for reminding me. I loved those little juice glasses.Delete
That's right, cream cheese.Delete
I don't know how you keep yourself from turning the hose on those churchgoers. May you stay lucky and healthy. xoxoReplyDelete
Why the HELL are they congregating??Delete
Because they love to make a joyful noise unto the Lord? Don't ask me. There aren't THAT many of them so there is that.Delete
We make pimento cheese a lot here and we make it just like you do with Miracle Whip. Tom likes to add chili powder or red pepper to spice it up. Good stuff!ReplyDelete
You're doing great making masks! I keep saying I'm going to make some. I even got some fabric out in different prints. It's still sitting there. Maybe I'll get energetic and get some made while we still need to wear them. Maybe.
It sure scares me, all these people filling the churches right now. A true recipe for disaster.
You two take care.
Mr. Moon didn't want anything funky in his pimento cheese. He did ask me to make a little bit with chopped olives to see if he liked it but he said that the flavors seemed to fight.Delete
The whole church thing is so weird. And dangerous.
I made my mask with straps that tie. The ones that go behind your ears hurt your ears after awhile, although the ones that tie, catch your hair in them.ReplyDelete
We got a notice yesterday that we're to wear masks if we are within two meters of a patient, giving care. So I'll be wearing a mask at work all week, that will be unpleasant.
Glad you still had your Friday night martini. I meant to have a glass of wine but I usually forget. Damn!
Have a good weekend and stay safe.
Masks are a pain in the ass. I guess if you're someone who has to wear them all day every day you eventually get used to them. Good luck!Delete
You forgot to drink wine? Girl, how is that even possible? You're so good.
You have a good weekend too and yes, stay safe.
I made my prom dress too! from a Rudi Gernreich pattern. I made it out of a blue, purple, orange swirly voile.ReplyDelete
let the MAGAts gather for church. maybe it will winnow out their ranks. not that I want anyone to die. just have their eyes opened.
my days are pretty much all alike...work on the fence in the morning, draw in the afternoon, walk the dog in the evening.
Well, these are not MAGA's, but an African American congregation. They mostly seem to be all about singing. Which is not good, of course. But I seriously doubt any of them voted for Trump.Delete
I bet your prom dress was gorgeous.
What are you going to do when you finish that fence? I want pictures!
They're STILL having church services?! They are persistent, aren't they?ReplyDelete
Yes. Yes they are.Delete
Another neighbour asked me if I could make her some masks too today but I must have lost my edge with this lot. I'm now looking for a kid with a pinhead and huge ears!ReplyDelete
Haha! I hear you!Delete
I used hair elastic for my simple masks. The fancy ones with the pocket inside for HEPA filter material have ties. They all fog up my glasses.ReplyDelete
They all fog up my glasses too.Delete