Lisa was able to become an apprentice to Janelle from Atlantic Canvas Company. Janelle was kind enough to bring Lisa under her tutelage and teach her the ropes for making canvas enclosures and outdoor cushions. Since Lisa finished school she was busy making wench covers, a grill cover, seat cushions, and seat backs. Lisa had been using her Sailrite LSZ-1 sewing machine to teach herself to sew while making several projects for Starjewel. She was able to learn so much more from someone who had been doing this for years. To learn from an expert craftsman was a dream come true for Lisa. It’s always the seemingly small things like how to hold multiple layers of heavy fabric together to make stitching easier or what thread to use that you just don’t always get from reading a book or watching a YouTube video. Janelle was able to impart a great deal of knowledge in a short amount of time so Lisa could learn how to sew things more efficiently and make quality items that will last a long while.
We also made time to hang out with our friends Brad and Brittney. They have been living in Stuart for a few years, so they know the town and all the great places to eat. Brad even recommended we get a hold of Janelle to learn about canvass work. It has been so helpful not to mention entertaining to end up living near long time friends like the Bost family. They have been kind enough to let us send them all of our mail, which turned out to be more than a few boxes from Amazon. We have borrowed their car and had them show us around town so we know where all the cool kids go. Not that we actually went there since we’re no longer cool. But we did see them hanging out as we drove past on our way home for bed before 9pm.
We tried to make the most of our time before school started again, and my days were taken up with learning even more about how boats work and how to survey them. I think we did just fine.