MY GRANDMA/LITTLE KID HOBBIES
Thus far. (chronologically)
- •ReadingY'all get it.
- •ColoringWhat's not to love? I never grew out of coloring, and since adult coloring is very hip these days I get to feel extra cutting edge as a bonus to the fun. #earlyadopter
- •KnittingMy friend Mallory taught me when we were counselors at summer camp. In east Texas. Sans air conditioning. That's legit fiber arts commitment! I'm a pretty lazy knitter and mostly do blankets that require no math and minimal attention. (I made this soft blanket but not this adorable baby.)
- •AccordionI took some lessons about 4 years ago and conned my dad into buying me a beautiful, red, sparkly accordion of my own! Then almost immediately I relocated and had no teacher. I hope to pick it back up in '16 though. Sorry in advance to my apartment neighbors!
- •SewingDespite having owned a machine for a few years, I've only recently gotten into sewing. I took an intro class at an adorable place called Stitch Lab here in Austin over the summer, and I am excited to start the "beginner II" series this week!
- •Stamp CarvingI remembered enjoying the lino I did in high school art class, so I took a quickie class as a refresher. Projects can be finished in one sitting (if you want), and supplies are reasonably priced and easily stored. Plus, as a paper and mail lover, the possibility for making my own stationery is very enticing.
- •EmbroideryYet another offering of Stitch Lab. These are my people! Embroidery is more fun and less difficult than I expected. However, I prefer a little more structure when I'm learning something new, hence...
- •Counted Cross StitchYes. This is my jam! Cross stitch requires just the precise amount of attention I want to pay. Projects work up relatively quickly, and the results are pretty impressive given how easy it is.
- •CrochetThis is allegedly easier than knitting. So far my fingers have had difficulty learning a new way, but the possibility of granny squares encourages me to persist.
- •QuiltingNext level! I appreciate both the technical challenge of piecing and quilting and the mental challenge of embracing the imperfections.