One of the best parts of my two book club memberships is that they are not only about the books. That's especially true of the first book group, an off-shoot of my knitting/crafting group that meets weekly at our local independent bookstore. We have Christmas parties, we do field trips, and when appropriate we go see the movie version of books we have read. Last year we saw The Light Between Oceans after reading the book (for those wondering, we were not impressed with the film). My book choice for July is American Gods (incentive for me to read this book) and then we'll watch the television series now showing.
June was the two year anniversary of my more recent book group, and it was time for a non-reading celebration. No books to movies held interest, and when we were chatting about what to "do" for our celebration, one of the suggestions was-beading. Something which obviously, on the face of it, had nothing to do with reading. But this book group was born out of a weekly knitting/sewing group that does a bunch of side things, and it sounded like fun. So today, off we went for beading and lunch.
I was really looking forward to today, because no matter how many crafty hobbies I have, and I have a few, jewelry of any kind has not been one of them. Which I suppose is surprising, because I wear alot of jewelry. Not "good" jewelry mind you. I have been known to take off a wedding or cocktail ring while sewing, put it aside, and never find it again. Good jewelry, even heirloom jewelry is mainly wasted on me.
On the other had I wear earrings all the time. Large dangly earrings, small earrings, and everything in between. In fact, one of my kids tends to joke that while I may have on raggedy jeans, a ten year old sweater and holey socks on a cold winters day when I may never leave the house, I still have on bright earrings and expensive perfume. Hey, it's who I am.
Much more subtle than my usual jewelry choices. Im more of a lime, turquoise and peach gal.
Not the best selfie, but a quick snap!
Locally we have a bead place, a make your own little terrarium/fairy garden place, and even a place where you can make cupcakes, cakes and gingerbread/Easter/Halloween cake houses. And those are just a few of the "make it mine" things to do.
|Not the well known Southern Chain, but an idependent restaurant|
No wonder I need a nap.