I feel the same way about my hobbies and activities. I am no longer interested in making large quilts or trying to do anything large scale. My house won't accommodate it and I find it a lot less enjoyable if I have to struggle with something.
However, in my last post I mentioned being drawn to all things artistic and that includes needlework. I have always loved handwork and I honestly think that my interest in quilting started waning when I started doing it on the machine and not by hand. However, my hands are a tiny bit arthritic and so I don't enjoy quilting by hand anymore but cross stitch and embroidery is still do-able.
So, anyway, I decided that I needed to find a diversion from Facebook (amazing what a time sucker and negative influence that little space in the interwebs can be) so I have been upping my reading time and have now decided that I should spend some time revisiting needlework.
However, like my husband, I have decided to start small. I have a lot of unfinished things so I went through them and picked out a couple of small things to get busy finishing. I have a piece started that is a lovely bird but it is large and very involved so I am waiting until I whittle down my stack of unfinished starts.
So, this is what I pulled out of the rather large milk-crate I have all this stored in.
|this kit was a gift from my daughter -- a souvenir of their vacation in Boston -- it is the Old North Church -- it was a quick finish and I really enjoyed doing it.|
|This is a card kit that I had finished about half way. The count of the fabric is small so it is taking me a little more time but it is quite lovely. I think cross stitching cards is really fun and a good use for the stitchery|
So, anyway, that is what I am working on instead of scrolling through FB all day. With the exception of connecting with family and good friends, it is a huge waste of time and is ridiculously addictive -- like sugar.
I will be back soon with some finishes here -- can't wait to finish the little Alamo!