Today Audrey and Bill came over to get us from next door to ride the bus to Jill and Sy’s house for our 1st craft workshop. It was a short ride under 10 minutes to their house. The craft we did before was a special craft day. These craft workshops are once a month on Wednesdays where Jill comes up with a craft for us to do. We bring our lunch and a drink. This month we will go twice since this craft takes 2 days. When we first got there, we talked for about an hour before getting started. Leo and I got a tour of Jill and Sy’s house. They had their house built. It was a 3 bedroom, ranch. Since Jill is the craft person, she had decorated with all sorts of crafts-good ones. I stole one of her ideas after asking if it was ok. She made drapes from hammocks. I loved the idea. Mine were a little more expensive than hers because I had to have longer hammocks. I am decorating in yellow and turquoise blue, so I bought turquoise hammocks for the living room and yellow for the dining room. Anyway, finally Jill began to show us how to make roses from polymer clay. Leo was quite good at it, but not me so much. After the first one, I switched to making hibiscus. The petals are bigger and easier. While making the flowers, many people including Leo were drinking beer. It is so strange the way the people drink beer in the morning. They did it at the basket weaving class, too. When in Rome..
After the craft, we ate the lunches we brought. We sat out on their back patio and watched the ocean and talked. We had a very good time. The people are nice, so it was very enjoyable. Audrey, Bill, Leo and I hopped the bus back home.
Later that day, Leo went for a swim and we took sunset pictures.
I am behind on my writing, so I am going to include the second craft day where we painted the flowers we made and we put them on something. Jill had a conch shell that she gave us to put our flowers on. It came out so well for knowing so little about it. The day went pretty much like the first craft day, talking and eating. I look forward to craft day. We were given an assignment for the next craft. We have to beachcomb and find “stuff” for the collage project. Today I went out and found lots of driftwood, rocks, feathers, shells, and rope. I found 9 brown rocks that I am going to use in a picture frame to put over my bed. I saw it on Pinterest. Leo found a fat piece of bamboo and a rope with what looks like a tassel at the end. Many possibilities.