Monday, March 31, 2014

Rainy Weekend Fun

We had rain all weekend (except when it was snowing), so I spent most of my time inside. I took this opportunity to go back to an old hobby of mine--beading. That was motivated by the fact that I needed to clean the room where my work space was for another reason. And when I saw that I could actually sit down at my beading table, the call of the beads was more that I could resist. I was itching to take the large jumble of beads I have to see what I could do with them. I decided to make badge holders for some of my coworkers. I had to do a bit of creative design to work with just what I had on hand. It was much too yucky out to go for more supplies. However, I liked the challenge of this.

So what did I end with? I ended up with five new badge holders to add to ones that I had made before. After my intense sessions yesterday,  today I'm going to see if I can get my eyes to refocus more than five inches in front of my face. :)

Here are a few pictures of the fruits of my labor. The pictures didn't turn out so well, but I think you'll get the idea of the tedious detailed, fun weekend I had.

Is there an old hobby that you want to try again?


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    1. They did turn out pretty well. However, I had to make a couple of them more than once.

  2. The green and blue one and the brown ones are my favorites.

    Taking up knitting again last year was an old hobby I revived. My kids are getting old enough for me to actually spend time with hobbies again!

    1. While each of them have their merits, the brown one is one of my favorites also.

  3. We had the same weather as you, I had been all excited because it was supposed to be warm and I thought I would have a few days outdoors. Made up for it today, even got some color on my skin. :-)

    Your blue necklace is my favorite but they are all lovely. I would like to learn to knit, but with all the other hobbies I have going on I'm not sure this is the time. I am currently working on baby gifts for my newest grandchild who will arrive in August so not much time for new ventures.

    1. Since blue is your favorite color, I'm not surprised that it was your favorite. :)

      I'm glad that you were able to get out and enjoy the good weather. I was out for a little walk, but unfortunately the good weather has not coincided with the times I've had to work outside.


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