Week 38: Hobbies. Did you have any hobbies as a child? Which ones?
I guess I would say my hobby was reading. As a child I was reading every chance I could get, as well as late into the night. The most exciting day of the week was Saturday, this was the day I would go to the library to get my new books for the week. Check out this post about Shopping Saturday which was the day I got my new collection of books for the week. When a book catches my interest I don’t want to put it down. Is it any wonder I became a librarian. Although, I am not the reader I was as a child but I still enjoy reading a good book.
I also enjoy doing needlework, over the years I have stitched many pieces that have been given away as gifts. Counted cross stitch is my favorite type of needlework. I started with stamped cross stitch. One of my early favorites is a stamped sampler. I can see many mistakes, but I still like what it has to say.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
With out numbers
how can we count our joys
Without words how
can we tell of them
A B C D E F G H I J
K L M N O P Q R S T
U V W W X Y Z
Because there is a glass over the picture, I had trouble getting a picture of this.
One of my treasured pictures is one I made for my son, it is an eagle in full flight. The wing spread is about 18” across. It was a challenge. It was entered into the county fair and received a reserve champion ribbon. I am unable to continue with this hobby, as my hands are not as nimble as they were in earlier years. This was a hobby that allowed me to make some very special one of a kind gifts for friends and family.
Today one of my hobbies is photography. It allows me to make those special one of a kind gifts. The past several years I have used pictures taken over the year for a calendar. I make one that includes all of the birthday’s and anniversaries for our family for the year. Then I make a smaller version with just the major holidays and use that for Christmas gifts that year. The 2012 calendar will feature photos from the trip I took to Alaska.
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