Frank’s question to day is this:
What hobby or pastime have you recently set aside, either partially or completely, even if just for the time being? What has made you set it aside? Has another hobby or pastime taken its place? If so, is it a new interest or has something previously put away caught your attention again?PC Guy IV
I can’t say that there is a hobby that I’ve recently set aside. I’ve always been a bit sporadic with hobbies and there are a couple I haven’t spent any time on in recent years. One is scrapbooking. I haven’t done any since moving to Sisters Beach. The main reason I suppose is the inconvenience of getting all the stuff out and having, for the moment to use the dining room table. At my old place I had a whole bedroom which was used for my doll collection and I kept my sewing and scrapbooking stuff in that room as well. I had a table where I could spread things out without having to pack up at meal times. That table is now our dining table and my scrapbooking stuff is stored in the room that will eventually become an arts and crafts room. When that happens, I will try to complete the albums I had already started.
I used to make teddy bears and sometimes dolls clothes, that hasn’t happened since I’ve been here either although to be fair, I haven’t made a bear in several years. I have repaired a few of Naomi’s vintage ones, making them new ears and replacing eyes or paw pads. I bought myself a new sewing machine table before leaving Geeveston but have never unpacked it. Eventually I’ll find somewhere to put it and maybe get back to those hobbies too.
The hobbies I’ve mentioned, plus knitting which I also do sporadically are related to the hobbies I do now. I still collect dolls and I have a doll blog so that means that sewing and knitting for my dolls will remain part of my life, especially when I have a more convenient area to work in.
I’m always going to take photographs and I like to document events and places that matter to me so although I mostly do that by blogging these days, I do enjoy making scrapbooks as it is a way for me to be creative with my photos. I have so many old prints that I’d like to organise the best of them into albums even though I doubt anyone will want them when we’re gone.