For the past three years writing has practically consumed me. I don't think that's a bad thing, but my other hobbies have went to side. Quilting is one of them.
I started quilting over ten years ago. I started out with simple block quilts done by machine and then moved to more complex patterns like the pinwheel shown in the first picture. I then returned back to sewing a crazy quit by hand. After that I stopped altogether.
Quilting is something I enjoy. It de-stresses me when I work with the fabric. Like writing, it also makes me feel productive. Being away from the computer is also a bonus.
It may sound crazy, but I love fabric. It's thrilling when I find a great piece of vintage fabric that I know can be recycled into something new. Thrift shops are great places to hunt for quilt fabric.
Gardening is another love of mine. Before moving into the city, I had a huge garden. At this time I have nothing since it doesn't work where I live. I hope to return to it at some point in the future.
My question is: What hobbies do you enjoy?