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Thread: What other hobbies do you have?

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    Super Member Rosyhf's Avatar
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    I am a Quilter/Folk Artist (in that order lol), Doll maker, Knitter (intermediate, knit at night, working on a sweater for my friend), Crochet (not much anymore), Some woodworking (cutting out my ornaments to paint), I do beadwork or make jewelry sometimes as the mood strikes. I do have a collection of beautiful ceramics that I paint on sometimes. I have narrowed this down and won't be add any more hobbies...oh oh, I also sculpt doll faces now and then and have the stufff for that too....I am a scanner lol.

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    I raise and train service dog puppies and teach puppy obedience classes for my local obedience club. I do what I can to help raise money for the service dog program. Being with my dogs keeps me from quilting because they like to chew on fabric....

    I also love to read.

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    How fun. I love dogs and have four shitzu. Mommy, daddy and two children. The are old now. Sixteen, thirteen twelve and nine....yes, daddy fatherd the boy when he was seven months hahahah

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    You name it I've tried it, If I haven't I will! Right now a quilter but have done most crafts.

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    I addition to quilting (which is my first love), I knit, crochet, spin wool, embroider, participate in living history events (1830-1880s), garden, and do genealogy.

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    Crochet, cross stitch ( not so much anymore ) , made candles. Have tried many things over the years, some stick around longer than others :wink: LOL

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    I have several flower gardens and spend a large amount of time in them in the summertime. I spent all day working in the gardens yesterday. We also have a veggie garden. I also love to read but do more of that in the winter time. My love of quilting and love of growing flowers is about equal.

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    I have/do dabbled in many crafts, but mainly quilting for now, will give fabric dyeing more time later this summer :D:D:D

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    I used to crochet but I can't do much of that anymore due to a shoulder problem.

    I have two doll houses I collect furnishings for.

    I used to do quite a bit of photography work. I am allergic to too many of the chemicals though so I had to give up B&W film and prints. Now I just use a digital camera.

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    I am a nail tec who sews and cooks and cleans. I love shoping on a budget. mom gave me my nick name as a joak because I shop on cinderelas budget I'm gessing she had practicaly nothing as I usualy do! I took the first nick name that ever stuck and ran with it.I also enjoy painting ceramics and help dad with carpentry thow it is probably a little diferent than what you do.This summer we put up a fence for mom's horses she has 2 and 2 ponys!soon I will be able to help ride them we got a bit for the secont horse.I also like swiming walking the mall playing with my poarch plants and I make doll clothes for naked dolls mostly barbi but also 18 in.

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    Where to start?! I am a beginner quilter and a beginning knitter. I'm an intermediate crocheter. I make my own cards (rubber stamps and other media). I love photography. I have 2 dogs and one of them is a trained Therapy Dog and we belong to Therapy Dog International. We visit the hospital, senior homes, and do special events. I love to shop, and spend time with friends. I have also dabbled in jewelry, and make rhythm beads for horses. I used to own a horse, but now we just have the 2 my gh owns. (they are mine too but I don't do anything with them)
    I have many other things I'd love to try.....but for now, I'm keeping plenty busy!

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    Great subject, we are all so talented. Why waste it on one hobby. I quilt mostly now but I crochet, knit, play piano, paper quilling, scrap booking, soft dollmaker (some of pics in my PDA), one-stroke painting (thank you Donna Dewberry), if it is a craft I have tried it at least once and more if I liked it. And I have ceramics from when I dabbled in it, I garden, do woodworking with hubby. And always a reader of books and magazines.

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    I cross-stitch,crochet, knit[not so much] craft. I LOVE to dumpster dive[hehe] I like taking something and reventing it. I love to paint too. I was @ a Flea Mkt. but due to the economy business was down so I pulled out :cry: I live in a very rural area.

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    Quilting is my hobby - I'm a crochet designer by trade (been published in lots of magazines, online & on through my own site) although I do want to design more quilts! I have designed a few applique ones. I have too many ideas in my head!

    I also garden, water garden, and play video games. I'm a kid at heart - likes to play in the dirt & then clean up and play video games lol.

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    I have had many hobbies also. I've knitted, crocheted,pierced lampshades, finished two embroidered quilts. Did a lot of oil painting and would like to get back to that. Of all of them, I think I like quilting the best. I love working in myh flower gardens and would love to work in a florist, but that probably won't happen. You name it, I've tried it.

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    It's funny you ask - I just told my husband I want to have $1000 a day to do what I want - after looking at so many craft blogs yesterday!! He laughed and said, "Will you take $1,000 each month?" I was ok with that - he said, "Ok, I'll just get a couple more jobs and never come home." I assured him I'd much rather have HIM than the money... I have cross stitched in the past and love it... I have tried scrapbooking, didn't like it so much. I do like making cards. Quilting/sewing is my all time favorite

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    I used to dabble in fok art/tole painting but realized my passion is quilting. As a result, I haven't picked up a paintbrush in about 7 years.

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    Besides enjoying quilting/sewing, I raise and race Homing Pigeons. I also have 3 dogs, 3 cats, 3 horses and a cockatiel. Oh, and a red eared slider turtle who lives in a 125 gallon aquarium. I used to like spending alot of time outdoors but the past few years tend to be an insider. Can't take the heat and cold like I used to. I rarely get out in the winter except to take care of livestock, but in the summer I like to raise a few veggies. But I guess the hobby I spend the most time at is surfing the internet!

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    My main hobby now is quilting however I sing and play the piano and guitar. My husband, in an attempt to deter me from my quilting obsession, bought me a mandolin and a banjo so I am learning to play them as well. I love to go "junking" at local thrift stores and garage sales. I love hand embroidery and am working on a series of kitchen towels with snowmen on them for Christmas. One of my problems is that my favorite hobbies is to learn new things! That is how I caught the quilting bug.

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    I also crochet and scrapbook. I have a wonderful scrapbook of all my finished projects along with photos of my children, new babies, wedding couples and those who received quilts or afghans from me as gifts.

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    Well, looking around studio....hmm. Photography is my number one avocation. (It's what my degree is in, but it doesn't pay too many bills, lol)

    I have a bead collecting obsession, and a scrapbooking collecting obsession, and ...well, there's craft paints and floral arranging supplies and polymer clays, and and and and....surprised to find that all the fabric fits!!!!

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    Besides quilting I love to read, mostly murder mystries. Nothing really gruesome though. I also play bass in a local classic country band and in local jam sessions. My husband plays guitar and sings and when I retired it looked like fun and was something we could do together. I started with a mandolyn but decided the group needed a bass and learned to play that. My quilting also started after I retired. I thought I wanted to do tapestry weaving but didn't take to that too well. I needed more help than just a book. I also crochet and have tried tatting. I've added a picture of me and my upright bass. I also have and electric bass.
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    I knit (socks right now), crochet, sew, quilt, cross stitch, did some plastic canvas when that was real popular, bird watch (hummers are fun), read (have over 600 paperbacks), and of course, read this forum!

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    I'm what you might call a suburban homesteader so there is a lot of sewing and crafting going on at my house. My passion is quilting, but I also make clothes, do a lot of gardening, canning and preserving, etc. If I can make it homemade, I will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    I have/do dabbled in many crafts, but mainly quilting for now, will give fabric dyeing more time later this summer :D:D:D

    OHOH OH....I forgot that one. I have all the powdered dyes and the pdf fabric, a whole roll. I need to get cracking. I have been studying up on it. Here in Florida is boiling how and just perfect for throwing things in the sun to dry and cure.

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