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October 21st, 2010, 11:26 AM
:icon_wave:Good am... i was just wondering if there are any other "multiple hobbie/crafting" girls here..
i am way too multiple...but have knitted, crocheted, and sewn all my life...quilting has become my retirement hobby... i LOVE it all!! Knitting or Crochet is something i MUST do each day or it just doesn't feel right. My DH and i are TV people, (mostly him)... but that's our time together, so lots gets done with the needles...anywhoooo... i was just wondering.. cause' if anyone needs any help, i'm glad to give tips or help if i can.. i worked in a yarn shop from the age of 14 up until i had my first baby... i'm now 63, so i've had a lot of practice..... so let's hear it for "multi-crafters"!!!! Barbara/bj;)

October 21st, 2010, 12:05 PM
hi barbara, i too do many other things. i knit crochet, sew, machine embroidery.(my newest hobby) am retired from aerospace assembly. i am semi-disabled. so i am either sewing or other hobbies just to keep busy. will keep you in mind if am needing help. thanks lorene

October 21st, 2010, 12:05 PM
Yay! LOL just joining in your cheer!
I do a bit of multi-crafting. I also do some crochet, have done some needle tatting, machine embroidery and now quilting (again) and some sewing.
I have done counted cross stitch in the past, but most, if not all, of my supplies for that have been given away, also a bit of bead weaving for jewelry, but have given that up too.
I am not much of a TV person anymore, but will sit and crochet or do some hand stitching while hubby watches sometimes.

October 21st, 2010, 12:50 PM
Oh yeah! I sew, knit, crochet a little, make sea glass jewelry, American Girl doll clothes, Christmas ornaments of all kinds (a different one every year for family and friends), have done stained glass (but not for several years); dabbled in candlemaking, origami, basket weaving and whatever else caught my fancy. Time to get back to some of those!

October 21st, 2010, 04:09 PM
Besides sewing quilts, I enjoy making other things as well. for several years now I have created dolls from paper clay or paper mache and sometimes a combo of them. I sell them locally and occasionally online. They are folk artsy looking things. I will have one of my dolls featured in a magazine this next year in the spring edition of Create and Decorate magazine. I am tickled about that.
I also enjoy crocheting, embroidery, rug hooking, painting and whatever strikes my fancy.

October 21st, 2010, 04:40 PM
I am a craft mutt LOL...I do stained glass.. mosaic. Old fashioned lampshades from paper to silk.
I'm a Wilton Cake decorator. I love quilting. I love love my embroidery machines just cant take credit for the beautiful things I make it does all the work LOL....I cook ...That is therapy for me...but mercy its making me a "fluffy chick" haha..
I also make samplers for a friend of mine ..hand and machine stitched and tea stain them. Of course she sells them ...im just the beauty behind the genius lol!!
Welcome to MSQC

October 21st, 2010, 05:11 PM
I think we all have the affliction. I love to crochet, like you said it just doesn't feel right if I don't crochet some each day. I sew but just learning, paint some of everything, love to make greeting cards, scrapbooking or anything crafty. :D Welcome to MSQC.

October 21st, 2010, 05:38 PM
I used to do wilton cake decorating but have not done that in quite awhile. I machine knit, hand knit, crochet, and have done other crafts. And now quilting. Oh yes, I also sewed my own clothes and my kids clothes when they and I were younger. Much much younger. lol
Hugs, Jan

October 21st, 2010, 05:46 PM
I mostly quilt but make other little sewing projects mostly for my grandaughter. I have crochet and knitted all my life but don't do much of either anymore. I do like to read and do that on the train but not when I am home.
Traveling is another hobby of mine but that takes $$ of which I am short of these days!
I have a real passion for cooking also but it is usually followed up by my passion for eating! I've decided to trade my cooking hobby for my quilting hobby and do more of the quilting. Lesser calories in that!

October 21st, 2010, 06:27 PM
Hi Ladies, I thought it was just me that jumps from one hobby to another :lol: . I learned how to sew as a child and Have been doing so off and on for 29 years. I also learned to Crochet, Knit, make Jewelry, Decorate Cakes, Scrapbook, Make Greeting Cards of Which I am selling online. I am now quilting which brings me back to sewing Aahhhh . I've tried other crafts and always come back to sewing for some reason. I only know how to do a basic chain with crocheting, Knitting I've only made a hat that looked like what happened and why! Hmmm. I'd like to find a hobby that can be taken with me anywhere I go and doesn't require a lot of packing and lugging stuff around like a sewing machine. For when I can't take my sewing machine with me, But need to escape the moment...

October 21st, 2010, 06:38 PM
When I was out of high school I worked at a craft store. NOT the place for saving the paycheck.
I have tried many things, but the ones that have seemed to stick are: sewing & quilting, cooking & baking, watercolor & decorative painting, pen & ink. I still have my spinning wheel, but since I can't knit or crochet and we sold all of the sheep, I don't do much of that anymore. I have supplies for Femo clay sculpting & scrapbooking, neither of which have gotten any love in quite a while. I was a Wilton cake instructor for a while too, and I still love to decorate cakes as gifts or for special occasions. (P.S. I HATE fondant. I want my cake to taste good all the way through.)
I have dairy goats and I have made cheese, ice cream,and other edibles with the milk. I have not tried soap as the chemicals can be pretty harsh and I want some place a little safer to mix them than in my kitchen I use for our meals.
It sounds like we are a very multi-talented group.

October 21st, 2010, 07:12 PM
Toggpine you reminded me I also have a spinning wheel and learned to spin yarn. It's a lot of fun. I also sat at my first spinning wheel at the age of 8 at a elementary field trip to a farm.

October 21st, 2010, 07:50 PM
I have done crewel, cross stitch and now quilting. Made knitted scarves one year but never learned skills to go beyond. They tried to teach me crochetiing in Home Ec but because iIwrite with my left hand everyone thought I was left handed and tried to teach me that way and it didin't work. Truth is I do all my crafts right handed. So I would love to learn to crochet and tat. My grandma used to Tat and I still have some of her work. SO how do I go about learning?

October 21st, 2010, 08:18 PM
check i crochet. i have taken stained glas have my gear only i don't do it. i want to. do more of it. quilt blocks are good to lean straight cuts for the stained glass. i want to take another class. right currently i am crochet tuelle scrubbies. love them.

NM Lady
October 21st, 2010, 08:43 PM
My other hobbies include outdoor photograghy which leads to scrapbooking, golf, used to paint with acrylics, but haven't done that in years, I love to hike and ride my bicycle, when I'm relaxing counted cross stitch is a lot of fun. I tried to teach my self to crochet without any luck. Anyhoo, making quilt tops and squares is a lot fun too. Making the squares kind of reminds me of putting a puzzle together AND when we were growing up, Mom and Dad always had a puzzle on a table so that as we walked by we would try to find where at least one piece went, so thats what I like making quilt tops. LOL:icon_bump:

October 21st, 2010, 10:09 PM
I taught myself to knit at 10 years old. I do that sporadically over the years. Took classes in crewel embroidery for 4 years which has paid off because I incorporate it into my other hobbies. I cross stitch, dabble in crocheting, weave baskets . I am enjoying learning to sew. If only I never started HOBBIES ...... I could have been a millionaire with all the money I would have saved!
I read , garden & enjoy cooking & baking. Mostly I love spending my free time with my husband, our kids, grandkids, my gal pals & our dog.
Sounds like we are all from the same mold. Who'da thunk it ?

debi weaver
October 22nd, 2010, 09:40 AM
Me, too! I have always believed hobbies are a means of showing my Creator's image flowing through me to display beauty and color! I gaze at His workmanship often in the colorful skies of sunrise/sunsets, Autumn leaves, or tiny blossoms of various shapes and color; and then, I try to capture this beauty through a weak attempt of creating colorful crafts. I love anything with a needle and thread in my hand...but also, love the artistry of paper crafts! Each free moment from chores gives opportunity to create beauty through what draws my attention first...fabric or paper! Along with quilting, dress making, and toy stuffing, I am pulled toward scrap booking and card making. Paper piecing has two meanings...quilting or die cutting! Ribbons and bows, buttons and dazzlers, thread and string, tape and measure, scissors and cutters...all have purpose in fabric or paper - so my stash is a necessary part of my life and needs to be organized so that everything is at my fingertips! I also find all this is an awesome way to be with grand daughters and help them express the Creator's glory in them!
Even my computer time illustrates my division of crafting! You can check me out here:
Yup! Creating beauty is my hobby and favorite past time!

October 28th, 2010, 01:23 PM
WOW... I am humbled.... but this was just what i wanted to do... get us all "chatting".... it amazes me how many of us stay positive and happy thru our hobbies....
thanks to all for commenting....
now i'm going to try to figure out where to post some of the pics of my "creations".... :icon_bigsmile::icon_wave:Barbara

October 29th, 2010, 06:55 AM
Good Morning Barb

If you look on your screen you should see at the top a "My Profile". If you click on that it will bring you to a page for you. On the left column will be some settings where you can upload pictures from your computer.
Also, if you click on different members names, I believe you can view some of their albums.
Sisters, correct me if I am wrong. I generally am.


October 29th, 2010, 10:36 AM
Toggpine, your first job sounds like the one I dream of for retirement, working in a craft store and spending all my salary there.

I learned to knit from my mother and still do it occasionally but once I learned to crochet I stuck with that because it is faster. I belong to a couple of groups that crochet for charity. Also learned to sew clothes but never learned to work with knits so now I only do repairs. Have dabbled in a few others like so many of you but they didn't 'stick' for one reason or another.


October 29th, 2010, 11:19 AM
Sally, I pretty much taught myself to crochet. My Grandma tried to teach me when I was pretty young, I crochet left handed and she was right, so it didn't work out very well. Anyway, I got a book at WM, of all places, called '10 20 30 Minutes To Learn To Crochet' and it has helped me alot.
There are also some great videos on YouTube that have been even more help. Let me know if you want links to those. I started out with dishcloths, and we have some pretty wonky ones, but my projects have gotten so much better and have lost their wonkiness.

October 29th, 2010, 12:25 PM
WOW! And here I thought I was the only one that couldn't sit still without multiple projects going at one time. I learned how to crochet about 30 years ago and only recently gave it up when my carpal tunnel got so bad my hands wouldn't wake up. I never quite got the knack of knitting, but am still willing to learn. But sewing is my new and favorite passion. I've always wanted to learn, but didn't know anybody that could teach me so finally I just broke down and bought a sewing machine (this past February to be exact) and it was love at first bite!!! There is rarely a day that goes by that I'm not banging out some sort of sewing project, whether it's clothes for me, baby clothes for new upcoming grand, or some sort of quilting project. Basically everything I know about sewing I learned watching either one of Jenny's tutorials or Shelly Courtson on Expert Village.

It's probably a good thing I don't live anywhere near MSQC because I would be broke beyond words.

October 29th, 2010, 01:38 PM
Me too. I'd be in debtors prison if I lived by MSQC. But girl, what fun I'd have!
I machine knit, hand knit, crochet and I love photography. New to quilting. Now I learned how to hand quilt and I love that too. Also learning to applique. Love that too. Now I have too many projects going! LOL I'm going to try and finish up what I have started and start new in January. Have a great day everyone, Jan