8/28/2016

First full day in DC.  Since we are here to visit relatives, why not make a bunch of craft videos with the great nieces and nephew.  I asked each what craft they wanted to make and brought most of the materials with me.  It was a full day of crafting, unbelievable what we accomplished.  The mothers joined in as well, but decided they didn’t need to be on video for their projects.  My great niece Erika, found an adorable idea of turning a Mason jar into a fairy light (if I’ve already covered this, I apologize.)  What I didn’t realize is that our great nephew (Erika’s cousin, Logan) would want to make one of the jars on video as well. I’ve never crafted with a sixteen year old boy and he was hysterical.  Had his own ideas of how the project should go and basically turned the whole project into a laughing experience.  I’m sure Rich will be editing that video forever to get it into some semblance of order.

His older sister, Ashtin,  was going to cover a wood version of her first initial in papers that she liked and hang it on her dorm room door next year. At the last minute, she decided to cover a full length wall mirror instead.  The logistics of videotaping a huge mirror without getting all kinds of odd reflections was tricky.

The mothers made the fairy jars and covered a couple of notebooks with papers and embellishments.  With all of these projects going on at once, I was running (or walking fast, ha ha) from group to group to keep everyone rolling and videotaping each segment to make sure each project was covered from beginning to end.  I’m not sure how any of it will look on video because our lighting was terrible, but it was so much fun and I think they all really liked their projects and isn’t that all that really matters?

The only downfall of the trip is that Rich couldn’t bring the computer with the new video software and the hotel’s system won’t let him download the amount of data that’s required, so we won’t be uploading any videos until Wednesday.  I apologize for the long delay between videos.  We’ll make up for it when we get home because I have at least three or four more of mine that he hasn’t edited.  I hope it will be worth the wait.

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