Long and Short reviews Weekly Blog Challenge 1.22.20

Three weeks in, peeps! Yay. Today’s topic is one I struggled a bit with: New Hobby I’m trying or would like to try.

Most of the hobbies I currently have all involve some use of my creative brain. I love refurbishing and decoupaging old steamer trunks; I’m a wiz at scrapbooking; I paint; I design greeting cards, and I embroider, knit, crochet and do needlepoint.

That’s a whole heck of a lot right there because there are only 24 hours in a day!

One thing I’ve always wanted to try, though, is quilting.

I love a good looking quilt. A trip through Amish country decades ago started my love affair and appreciation with hand-sticked quilting.

It’s not easy, not by a long short and I think you have to be good in math ( which I’m not) in order to have all the little pieces and squares the same size, and be able to make sure the pattern fits properly together. Plus, it’s takes time – a lot of time – to make one and I’m the type of gal who, once she starts a project, get’s a tad obsessed with finishing it. I know this would lead me down a rabbit hole of time management problems with regards to my writing schedule.

But it sure would be satisfying to know that the quilt/comforter covering me and hubby at night was made by my own two hands, so maybe….

Let’s see what some of the other authors in this challenge are currently thinking up: L&SR

Until next time, peeps ~Peg

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16 responses to “Long and Short reviews Weekly Blog Challenge 1.22.20

  1. I have a friend who quilts, but it’s never been one of my drives (even though I like to sew). Maybe start off with a small project to see if you would really like it.. got any new babies coming up in your family?

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  2. Marianne

    I used to quilt all the time. In fact, I still have my quilting frame stored in our space in the attic. It’s a lot of fun, and one of those rather zen things to do. Of course, I did most of mine by hand and it is really time consuming that way! Good luck.

    Side note, Dru Ann Love (she runs a mystery blog online) does a lot of quilting. I’m sure she’d love to help!

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  3. Peggy Jaeger

    Judy, not yet. Hopefully by 2021-22. I should start something now, shouldn’t I, just to factor in all the mistakes and do-overs I’ll need time for. Heehee


  4. That’s funny you mentioned quilting. That’s my plan for this year, too. 🙂 Great minds must think alike. Good luck!

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  5. Peggy Jaeger

    Wendi- I knew i liked you!


  6. Quilting is a cool hobby. Years ago I worked for someone who quilted in her spare time. One day when work was super slow she showed me how to pin pieces together. It was much more complex than I’d thought!

    I should learn how to quilt someday. 🙂

    My post.

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  7. Oh quilting would be a wonderful hobby! I know it’s all about the process but the end result would be something downright magical. “Look, I bought this fabric and made this snuggly cape that you can also picnic on!”

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  8. That is an amazing ambition, I hope you’re able to give it a try. Quilts are such a great gift, too.

    My post!

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  9. Patrick Prescott

    I taught next to a French teacher who quilted. She did fantastic work. https://pmprescott.blogspot.com/2020/01/wednesday-challenge-012220.html

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  10. Wow, Peggy, you certainly sound like you have plenty going on. Quilting is a lovely past-time though. An old boyfriend’s mother did the most beautiful quilting and embroidery. She’d takes scraps of family member’s clothing and create these wonderful artworks full of memories. It was really lovely.

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  11. I have a friend that quilts. She makes beautiful quilts. Wish I had that type of creative talent. Good luck I hope you find time to try it. Here’s mine. https://www.tenastetler.com/lsrs-wednesdays-blog-challenge-1-20-2020-new-hobby-drones/

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  12. Loved this. I am a busy too. I am a quilter. And I love to teach. You can make beautiful quilts without doing any math. I used to tell my Senior adult volunteers and my teen students…If you can drive a car you can sew! Take the plunge and give it a try. I will gladly give you pointers and websites that are helpful!

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  13. dixiejackson

    I’m a quilter! In fact, I ran my own quilting business for a while until the cost of materials became to great to be able to pass it on to my customers. I do still have my long-arm quilter though and am setting it up in my carriage house to do my own projects and special orders for friends and family. You’ll love it! Don’t be afraid, just jump in there and get creative. Some sewing shops offer classes and that’s a great place to meet other quilters. Have fun, and I hope you’ll share when you start your first project. 🙂

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  14. That is one hobby I’d love to try, but I know my limitations. I’d either never finish or I’d never do anything else. Since I’m an author (who already wears two prescriptions of glasses) I need something kinder for my eyes too. So for now I’m content to admire the extraordinary skill of others.

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