My Homemade Mask June 1, 2020 My husband is over 65 so we started staying home in early March, well before the Stay at Home Order. I am a retired State Employee so fortunately our finances and healthcare are good. I am a crafter and I knit as well as spin my own yarn. I started noting all the fairs being cancelled. We do everything online now. Church, Sacramento Weavers and Spinners Guild, midweek church groups. Everything is either Zoom or Facebook Messenger video Chats or FB Live. Having all my craft things online with live interaction has really helped. I was so down when State Fair was cancelled. but El Dorado County Fair accepted mail in entries and many of us who sent yarn to State Fair competed El Dorado instead. Because we are retired, the main thing is not being able to go anywhere except grocery shopping and seeing family. my husband had had two Facetimes with his son and grandchildren. We also live in a nice neighborhood with good sidewalks for walking. So we are grateful, Our plan is to hunker down until there is a vaccine. As I write this it is July 12th. We gave my husband his first home haircut yesterday as we aren’t going to salons or barbers even though they are open. Also earlier when bread was hard to get, I ordered a bread maker from Amazon and some yeast, and when Macaroni and cheese was hard to find, we found out my husband actually likes unicorn pasta! So we are getting through this with lots of reading, knitting, spinning, unicorn pasta. I made our masks and I got some cute fabric from Spoonflower. Submitted by Betty Henderson-Sparka, Sacramento County – Elk Grove.