6 Replies to “Episode 244: The “I Can’t Say ‘Masks’ But I Can Make Them!” Episode”

  1. Made several masks … saving all the patterns I find for different masks. I got filter fabric from >>> https://filti.com/ <<< I was impressed with the fabrics.

    I was off FB for a month because I crashed my personal page …. and that locked me out of all my groups …. but I am back with a new page now .

    I have been seeing a lot of field pictures in Florida and California with unpicked vegetables as they can not get hired hands to pick the vegetables…. I am thinking shortages are coming are way…. I am upset because in MI greenhouses / garden centers are consider non – essential. That is the way most of us garden … so more food shortages…. There are safe ways to get the gardens … set up like they have in grocery stores or food lines…. It would be better then everyone dependent on food pantries. Oh well, enough ranting I do not want to depress myself. Do need to see if my food prediction is coming thru.

    Been following Aunt Jane … love the chapters. And I enjoy the dialect …. but I know what you mean about hating poorly done dialects. I absolute hate a poorly done Italian accent …. there is a cook on PBS who does speak Italian but her accent and pronunciation is horrible.

    Got to run will probably comment more later


  2. The National Guard will be delivering Velvetta Cheese! i too have been making masks. I was so upset when a friend said her daughter, a nurse, bought one from a neighbor. I pulled out my fabric and made her a dozen. Then a batch for the county fire/rescue, followed by more for the special needs residence across the street from me. Yes many of these may end up in never never land, but some will be used and appreciated. P.S. My pleats are a little wonky.

    Podcast on–waiting for Friday’s Aunt Jane.

  3. Hi Frances I’ve decided to comment not just in my head. Thank you for your podcast. I really enjoy it, all the way from New Zealand. I am listening to you as I quilt my enormous hexie quilt by hand.
    I love listening to your chatter, especially as I don’t really have quilting friends. I don’t think there is a modern quilt guild in Dunedin or even New Zealand, but that’s ok, I’m not such a group person.
    I’ve just signed up for your quilt fiction newsletter and I will be listening to your new story.
    Anyway, keep safe and healthy and thank you.

  4. Hi Frances,
    I’ve recently discovered your podcasts and am so grateful for your company the last few weeks. I’ve been doing more sewing than usual – making many, many masks and now I’m back to quilting. Putting the finishing touches on a quilt I thought would be a wedding gift but since the ceremony has been postponed until next year, and I really like the quilt, I may just keep it 🙂

    Anyway, thanks for the smiles and inspiration – looking forward to hearing what you’ve been up to lately.
    Stay safe and healthy!
    Mary Ellen, Victoria, BC

  5. Hey, Frances. Just checking in on you. Hope you and your family are all well. Looking forward to your next podcast. Take care…

  6. I went back to listen to this episode, because I wanted to remember what the first weeks of Shelter-in-Place were like and what you were thinking about the whole thing You have such a calm voice. I know I was terrified and upset back in March, but I don’t get that from this episode.

    I have not been able to make masks on an industrial scale. I have been making them for family only (me, the YM, DH and for my Mom & stepdad). I feel bad I haven’t been able to do more, but I have upped my donation quilt game and am trying to be ok with that.

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