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Hobbies

PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2015 7:38 am
by Linda
What are you doing in your spare time (I know - what is spare time?). Are there old hobbies you would like to take up again? New ones you're getting started with?

I'm still doing the same three main hobbies I've done for years. Scrapbooking, sewing and genealogy. I tend to work on one for a while and then switch over to another and so on.

Currently I just finished sewing Annabelle's Hallowe'en costume and I'm making a blanket for Simon. Yesterday I made Hallowe'en cards to send to my mum, my sister, my Best friend, 2 family friends in nursing homes and a friend of Cathleen's who is at bootcamp.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2015 8:16 pm
by Maelyn
I still do photography and much of it over the last several years has been for the boys choir... I've also picked up scrapbooking as a natural extension of the photography for the choir.

Since this will be our last year with the choir (Keefe is graduating with his voice changing and Cam will likely be going away to college) I will need to figure out what to do with all my spare time. Maybe I'll get to read for fun again :)

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2015 9:45 pm
by WorkingMomx3
Of all things to pick up - I guess you could call Kringle my hobby! I'm puppy raising for a group call Phoenix Assistance Dogs. We have had Kringle since he was 14 weeks old - that was right around Valentine's Day. He will have his official Meet & Greet in January where the director will finalize pairing dogs with partners. This is the first big group they have had - 4 dogs to be matched. Kringle will be 16 months old then. He will go home with his partner in May or June.

He had an unofficial Meet & Greet today with a 17 yo HS girl from California with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. She found PAD after other service dog groups have turned her down. She was in NY to see a specialist and took the train to Lancaster to meet 4 of the dogs that are getting close to being placed. Kringle LOVED her. I was both sad and happy. Sad, because it made me realize how close we are to sending him off with his partner and happy that he seemed to like her very much.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2015 11:14 pm
by erin
Does studying count as a hobby?

I have done some interesting stuff like I went to a breast feeding conference and I have been considering how I could become a lactation consultant while still possibly wanting to work in emergency medicine. So who knows how it will all go. I guess trying to figure out my future is my hobby.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2015 5:51 am
by Esther
Ditto Erin. Does studying count? I started back to school in September to earn my RN to BSN degree online. So I don't have time for any hobbies, unless studying counts. I still play the flute every other weekend at church (darn that full time work schedule).

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2015 8:45 am
by wanda
I appear to have become quite lazy and manage to waste far too much time. I co time to enjoy cooking (at times) and photography, but do not really do enough with either for it to be a real hobby. Latest obsession seems to be real estate listings, and I don't consider it a ton of fun.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2015 9:37 am
by Linda
Maelyn - wow - your boys are really growing up - lots of changes ahead for you once Boys Choir is done. Your photography is amazing!

Linda - Kringle is adorable. What an awesome hobby - are you planning to raise another puppy once he goes to his partner? I'm sure it'll be hard to say goodbye

Erin and Esther- you two are doing great - I'm not sure studying counts as a hobby but it's certainly time-consuming!

Wanda - sometimes it isn't the season for a hobby

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2015 1:08 pm
by Andrea040805
I was just discussing this with Art the other day. I think that I sort of made all of my hobbies homemaking related over the years because it's what I was doing anyway. LOL! I now find myself trying to expand on some of them. I've recently picked up an obsession with french baking and am determined to teach myself as many classics as possible. Made macarons yesterday and they weren't half bad. Determined to do a hazelnut dacquoise for Christmas...we shall see. :)

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2015 7:12 pm
by Linda
french baking? that sounds delicious Andrea!

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2015 8:55 am
by Maelyn
French baking sounds heavenly but would be so awful for my waist line!

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2015 10:07 pm
by mobetsy
I still enjoy my roses, though they don't take a lot of time; more of my time has been spent on the "hobby" of killing off our front lawn so that we can re-do it with California natives. Excited about that! I have been walking with a couple of different people, new friends, each week, which is really nice, plus it's good for me.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2015 7:15 am
by Esmeralda
My scrapbooking hobby has fallen by the wayside although I do need to pick it up again shortly to make a high school album for Emma's graduation. I would have to say that running is my hobby and has been for the past 6 years. Reading is also something I tend to do with my free time.

When Emma goes off to school next fall, my free time is going to increase tremendously. I have been talking about this with a friend, and she is full of ideas for me. She thought we could coach cross country or join a girl band! We are the same age so we both said we would run a full marathon when we are 65. I am sure she is going to try and drag me into lots of various activities, and I must admit, they do sound fun!

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:05 am
by Nancy
This made me realize..... I have no hobbies!

Most of my free time is spent with Ellie's sports. She plays year 'round and has 2-3 games of whatever is in season every week. I would so love to pick up cross stitch again - even have the next project and all the stuff to do it. Just no time!

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 9:51 pm
by Maelyn
Nancy - I used to love cross stitching! I haven't done any of it since Cam was a baby. But I was at Michaels the other day and there weren't any pre set kits anymore... I still have tons of books though. Never did get rid of them.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2015 2:20 pm
by Esmeralda
I was at my aunt's today and she showed me a blanket she started cross stitching when her kids were little (I am pretty sure her baby is in his late 30's!). She just got it out and is starting to work on it again! Made me think of you all when I saw her blanket.

Edited to add that she no longer likes the colors she choose, but she is bound and determined to finish it!

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 7:29 pm
by wanda
Nancy wrote:This made me realize..... I have no hobbies!

Most of my free time is spent with Ellie's sports. She plays year 'round and has 2-3 games of whatever is in season every week. I would so love to pick up cross stitch again - even have the next project and all the stuff to do it. Just no time!

Wow, so many of use used to cross stitch! I still have the last thing I was working on when I was pregnant with Brian.......that long ago! It was a huge project, about a third of the way finished.

Now, I have another unfinished project to add to the pile - a knitted scarf. I am probably one skein of wool away from finishing but am sooooo bored by it. One day......

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 9:27 pm
by Linda
add me to the 'used to cross-stitch' group....I gave it up when I couldn't see well enough any more. I need to try it again now I have glasses

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2015 5:48 pm
by Esmeralda
I am another former cross-stitcher!

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2015 7:08 pm
by Sue
Me too! I have a half finished Santa thing that I love, but I got off it in somewhere and wasn't experienced enough to know how to compensate for that and wasn't going to rip it all out - so I set it aside. That was probably 20 years ago!! I think it's still around somewhere - pretty sure it's in DD's old craft room in the basement. Maybe I should dig it out this winter?!? Ha!

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2015 7:27 am
by Nancy
I had a goal - to have a big framed sampler for each of my kids that when they moved out they could take with them. Am 2/3 of the way done. I have everything to do the 3rd one and have for ages. The question now would be ... where did I put it???