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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 273775 views.

From: tuckyquilter


Wow.. made your own loom.  Now that is cool.


From: latterberry


Nothing impressive.  Jut a rectangular wooden frame with nails pounded on two sides.


From: Mishii


I've moved on from masks and now I'm working on neck cooler scarves.

It's over 100 degrees outside, people keep their houses at 80, and my staff is in full PPE all day.  Gloves, N95, face shield, gown.  PPE is still not plentiful and so we get whatever they can get their hands on.  Our last shipment of gowns were the blue plastic ones.  People are having a hard time getting them off because they are stuck to their skin.

Hospitals are better because they keep it at 50 degrees.....we aren't that fortunate, heh.

The best solution so far that I have of my COTAs is putting panty liners in her bra so she doesn't have sweat stains down her shirt.  How inventive and it made me laugh a lot.  Another nurse asked me for the face shield model with windshield wipers because sweat was running down it and obscuring her vision.

I'm kinda over the whole covid thing.  The good news is that these are WAY faster than masks and they are totally reusable so I'm only  making one for everyone.  Woohoo!


From: bornblesse2


So how do you make your cooler scarves?   I might need one....I hate being hot!

how are the Covid counts where you are?   Ours are wildly crazy as stupid people refuse to wear masks and Thinks it’s no big deal.   But now with our counts going crazy, they are getting the idea....but, we keep trying to be safe.

Are those neck coolers the ones where you put in the moisture-holding granules and then soak them in water and freeze them, and tie them around your neck?  

I bought a neck gaiter mask thing at Home Depot that's supposed to be good to soak it in water before you put it around your neck and pull it up over your nose.  Haven't tried it yet.  I'm only going outside early in the morning and late in the evening, and then only stay out a short time.  I like the low humidity here - you know how that is.  Otherwise, I couldn't stay out but about 5 minutes at a time.  Mission Compact Cooling Neck Gaiter / Face Mask

bornblesse2 said:

how are the Covid counts where you are?   Ours are wildly crazy as stupid people refuse to wear masks and Thinks it’s no big deal.   But now with our counts going crazy, they are getting the idea....but, we keep trying to be safe.

New Mexico still has low counts compared to many states but our governor  has shut down everything again so we are back to square one. Most people wear masks but there are those that feel like they don't need to. I just try to stay home as much as possible and my family does not go out much either.


From: bornblesse2


Yea, and now the school thing is starting up....when schools will open.  Our small school had a meeting and they asked me to come.  They are determined to open....of course our class sizes are smaller - in our favor- but I am just not sure if I am ready to read to groups of kids. The young ones are really going to struggle with masks....I hope they are doing the right thing....

but, I’m trying to decide if I really want to expose myself to this in mid-August.   I may request no kids until later.   I’m pondering my options (I am a volunteer after all.). It’s really hard, I want to support kids and teachers but....

Sandy in TX (Centergranny) said:

 Is there a pattern name and I missed it? 

good question.  There probably is and I likely knew the name the 1st time I made one of these.  But that was a good 5 years ago and I don't remember now.  The block that makes the tails is just a Snails trail block.  the tricky part is getting the colors in the right place - very tricky actually.  I made the cat blocks 1st and putting them on the wall.  then VERY carefully making the 4 patches for the center of the snails trail, then sewing on the triangles (used the freezer paper method of pp'ing).  And I had to redo a few of them because I spun the wrong direction.  

here is a good close up of a snail trail block, I think I did mine 1 more layer.

my DD is struggling with the heat at the nursing homes while fully gowned/masked/face shield.  while doing OT.  They've had several people pass out because they keep the nursing homes so warm for the residents.  She's started putting ice packs in her bra.  not sure how she's accomplishing that because she wears a size b but whatever grinning  She's definitely liking the rehab hospital much more these days, it's colder.    The nursing home is testing all the staff every week, which is handy because one of her home health families is now quarantined.  Since she's being tested so regularly - takes most of every Monday morning - she doesn't have to go get tested for the other places.

How are you making the neck scarves?  I may try that for her.

I did that when I was doing Shakespeare in the Park...swirled it the wrong direction. I was freaking out so I put it all away and haven't touched it for a decade! :D