Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Made it!

For years now I have been saving to buy a brand new car when I retired but then the sale/shift interrupted the plan.   I waited until we were settled and my bank deposit matured and then ordered my new chariot.   Covid-19 restrictions threatened to derail the timetable but in the nick of time, just before the country goes into lockdown my little Mazda arrived to live at my house.  
She won't get much mileage on the clock over these next weeks but I will enjoy the planning and dreaming.
And in another meaning of this post's title I made face masks for the DBEM and myself.   These are impossible to obtain for love nor money anywhere if you are not a practising medical professional so I found some white cotton lawn in the stash and following Tanya's instructions here created one each.
Tomorrow we go to the doctor for the influenza vaccine and knew we needed to have a mask if only to look the part.   Can I just say, the DBEM is not a great fan of masks:)

So until tomorrow when I may have some stitching progress to report...


  1. I'm with DBEM - I don't like them either! However, you look stunning in yours.

    What lovely plans you will be able to make. I think we all need some day-dreaming at the moment.

  2. I'm so glad you got your car Margaret and wish you lots of happy miles in it once this lockdown is over.

  3. Congratulations on your long-awaited auto,
    Margaret. Once the lockdown is all clear,
    just imagine the adventures! The mask looks very "official" and well done.

  4. Congratulations on your new car! That is something I really need as my car is quite old.
    Now when you take your Mother out for a drive,
    you will be traveling in style! Stay well!

  5. What a beautiful car! There will plenty of opportunity to take her out on a spin later in the year, when all this craziness is over *knocks on wood*
    Your masks are very stylish! I'm still hopeless with a sewing machine so I have a friend sew some for us. Until they arrive, we'll just be wearing scarves in front of our noses!