Hubby has a new hat

I have made no secret of the fact that I hate sewing and that I would rather go out and buy a new shirt than sew a button on an old one.
You might remember this poem from a previous challenge a couple of years ago:

Buttons of every colour,
Size and shape, and holes
Twos and fours or mushrooms,
Lay hidden in the folds.
Mum had always loved them,
Would save them from an old shirt,
Put them on baby matinee coats,
Or extra to hold up her skirt.
Dad would often hug her
And cheekily give her a kiss
Then handing over a button
Say ‘Sew a shirt on this.’
If ever we were naughty,
She’d tell us to button our lip
Amidst threats of the alternative
Of putting in a zip!

And you might also remember this:
a little kit Hubby treated himself to which is now friends with Chopper, my Dad’s gorilla.

Anyway, Hubby downloaded a pattern for facial masks and set to with gusto. We have FFP3  masks (equivalent to US standard N98) which we wear when shopping , but Hubby felt we needed something in reserve, just in case.
Putting the pieces together (I kindly purchased cotton tea towels for the deed), he discovered the pattern was actually misleading with its measurements and vital parts didn’t meet, so those, and the pictures I’d taken, were ditched and he looked elsewhere.
A message was sent to the site concerned, and surprise surprise, several other people had found the same problem.
He came up trumps with an alternative design and another tea towel joined the ranks. For filtering purposes the ideal kitchenituspilferous candidate was a Henry dust bag, unused of course.
He ran up these in a couple of days
Now we’re going to go and visit the bank
He’s a dab hand with a needle is my old man. Grandad can vouch for that.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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18 Responses to Hubby has a new hat

  1. fransiweinstein says:

    Wow, very impressive!!

  2. Just mind they don’t stop you at the door for security reasons! 😉 Lovely masks. Your hubby is a dab hand!

  3. colinandray says:

    Hi Di – I don’t know whether this applies to you guys, but it’s worth keeping in mind:

    Manufacturers of HEPA vacuum bags warn against repurposing their products for use in coronavirus masks. Shop-Vac, a leading wet/dry vacuum maker, has posted a statement on its website saying its HEPA vacuum bags “are in no way designed or intended to protect humans from bacteria, viruses or other pathogens,” and cautioning that “direct contact or coverage of the human mouth or nose with the filter materials are strictly forbidden for any purpose.”

    Part of the reason is that most HEPA filters are composed of microscopic glass fibers, which can be harmful to the lungs if inhaled. There are vacuum bags made without glass fibers, but these are “micro-filters,” not HEPA filters, which only block particles 2 microns in size.

  4. Wow! That’s quite an amazing talent indeed.

  5. Sadje says:

    Good job! Impressive.

  6. willowdot21 says:

    Hold on to that guy he is a keeper b💜💜💜

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