A while back I started following an Instagram account called Pandemic Patches. They are adorable 2″ patches celebrating all the things we’ve accomplished during the pandemic, from home haircuts to victory gardens and more. In my life, I’ve earned 3 and I’m highlighting them today.
- Sourdough Baker. Interestingly enough, I actually learned to bake sourdough bread with Sean a few weeks before the pandemic took hold in earnest. Jo-Ann and I spent a wonderful Saturday afternoon with him, learning the ins and outs of sourdough, from feeding a starter right through to the finished loaf of bread. I went home that day with a bit of Sean’s started (OG, for short) and have been baking sourdough bread pretty regularly ever since. My started is named Mama Cass and she’s strong and beautiful. It’s definitely more complicated than yeast bread and it’s super satisfying.
- Sewed Masks. Waaaaaay back when masks first became mandatory in Massachusetts I investigated some patterns and started sewing. I made quite a few, actually, and then I ran out of elastic. A friend got me more to keep me going but, if I’m being completely honest, I found no joy in this sewing. Since masks are here to stay for a while I think it’s time to make some more and you can bet I’ll be sorting through my fabric stash for holiday patterns!
- Foot Peel DIY. So there isn’t actually a Pandemic Patch for this but I think there should be since Foot Peel Masks became a craze earlier this year. I suppose it’s mostly because we couldn’t all go get out usual warm weather pedicures but I think it’s also because we were stuck at home and needed something new to entertain us. I never got around to applying the Foot Peel I purchased until a little over a week ago and I’m here to tell you that it works. It’s kind of gross but it does really work.
What Pandemic Patches have you earned? Tell me in the comments! And, if you wrote a post for this week, please include a link to it below.