Hello dear readers,
Sorry for having neglected my blog and for not visiting many of your blogs for a while.
Shortly after the corona restrictions were lifted, another trouble landed on us here in Israel. Missiles were fired from Gaza in all directions, regardless of children and elderly people. Alarm sirens sounded at all hours of the day and night. It was necessary to go down to the shelter or stay in a protected space within the building. There are no protected spaces in our building except for an underground shelter. Since the elevator must not be used during an alarm, and of course, going down from the top floors down to the shelter in 3 minutes with babies and small children on our hands is an equally dangerous operation, most of the tenants, including myself, preferred to stay in the apartments and hope we would get out of it safely.
I started working with people at the daycare for the elderly center in May. There was very little interest at the beginning. I brought along some of my miniature items that I found easy to create, but they couldn't believe it possible for them to learn. So I took out some pipe-cleaners and began to make tiny puppies and kittens. This was a huge success. Now even the gentlemen want to make them.
It took a few weeks and here I can show what we already finished.
The pitcher is recycled from a poster advertising apartments sale which I found hanging on my door. These posters are ideal for pitchers since they are already colored and shiny.
After noting that the flowers were really not difficult to make and learning to use paper punches and how to shape and cup the petals they became very enthusiastic and we were able to fill recycled poster pitchers with dozens of flowers. I was too busy to take photos. I'll do it next time I'm at the center.
A very warm welcome to the new followers of my blog. Thank you for your interest.
I wish you, all my dear readers, a very nice and safe weekend with blessings.