Because I don’t have enough hobbies (this is sarcasm and where I direct you to please see my category column 🙂 ), my sister Marji gave me a couple of books for Christmas. The first book rekindles my first real crafting passion which was beading. Such beautiful designs!
The second book is intriguing and I could see myself making quilts. I have been saving scraps of fabrics for a while so I think I might have enough to start a small project. Mostly the scraps of fabric I’ve been saving have been for other projects like aprons for Okey, or matching pot holders, that I never quite got around to. (If only I can get over my fear that I won’t be able to sew in a straight line!)
Because I don’t have enough potential hobbies (yes, the sarcasm continues), I drove down to Raleigh, North Carolina, to take a spinning class with Sarah at Shady Grove Farms. We learned how to use a drop spindle and spinning machines to make yarn! It was a trying process on Friday, and I discovered my first white hair later that night… Saturday went better, and amazingly, yarn was indeed made.
Here are some fun pictures from the past weekend:
To be honest, I don’t mind my all of my unique hobbies. 🙂 And I actually think it couldn’t hurt to pick up a few more.