I know many of us are BTDT mom's and some of you are new to mommyhood. But I am curious, in all your 'spare' time (I put that in quotes because my spare time dwindles every month lol) what do you like to do? Do you have any hobbies? Are you good at anything in particular? What do you wish you had more time to do?
i have been likely annoying the girls in the random chit chat thread with my non stop talk about sewing. Oh and pics too. I LOVE to sew. It has completely taken over my life of hobbies. I learned how to sew a straight stitch. Well, it was more crooked than straight, from a friend about 4 years ago. I fell in love with sewing. A month later, my MIL bought me my first machine. I took a class and the rest is history.
I'm still insecure about some patterns and trying some patterns, but i keep pushing myself. After my MIL passed away last April, I inherited her sewing/embroidery machine. I LOVE embroidery, especially applique. I started my own business in August of last year. it's not super busy but keeps me busy enough.
I used to scrapbook until I fell in love with sewing. Now all that stuff is collecting dust
Wife to Derek 8/12/06
DD Marisa 11/9/07
DD Shayna 8/27/09
DS Joseph 8/27/09
DD Simone 9/12/11
In my spare time.. not that I have much, I enjoy baking. Mainly pies and muffins. I would love to do cakes but I dont think I have the hands for decorating them, unless someone wanted a homemade looking cake.
I work full time and have an hour commute so my time at home other then weekends is pretty much spent with DS. After DS goes to bed I spend a lot of time getting ready for the next day.
Sigh...free time...these days any time I'm not at work or taking care of DD I'm collapsed on the couch trying not to barf! But I love to crochet and do counted cross stitch. I also enjoy doing agility with our dog. We were going to take an advanced class starting last month, but didn't cause I wasn't feeling up to it. Hoping to do it later in the spring.
I also love to bake and do cake decorating. I have taken some classes, and do a lot of cakes for friends and family. Have a bridal shower for one of my BFFs in two weeks, so I have to get moving on deciding what I'm doing. She's getting married in Mexico in May (I'm MOH, DH is best man, and DD is flower girl!) and she loves hisbiscuses, so I'm thinking of recreating this cake, only bigger...
Katie I love looking at all your sewing projects! Maybe I will have you make somethign for these babies once I find out the genders
I really don't have any hidden talents, unless they are still hidden! LOL I would LOVE to knit or crochet and sewing is something I wish I could do too! Maybe someday I will learn . All my time is given to my family, I don't really do anything else... how boring am I! LOL
Spare time...sigh - I wonder what that is like
Besides taking care of DD I have my own business which takes up a lot of my time, so true spare time is a rare thing around here. I also like to sew - it's been a while since I made any of my own clothes but I used to do that a lot. I made all of Claire's diapers which was a lot of fun, so soon I'll get started on making some new ones for the pea. Unfortunately I have to go over to my mom's house to use her machines right now, we had a huge storm and flood last summer and just about everything in our basement was ruined - including my machines
I learned how to knit when preggo with DD and did some booties and that sort of thing, I hope to do the same this time around.
I also got into scrapbooking just after DD was born and had a really nice book started, but alas, it also got ruined in the flood so I have to start from scratch. One day.
I love to bake, it is my passion, but there's only three of us so I don't get to do it as much as I would like.
I also love to read. I have a kindle which I love and I have been a reading demon lately. I am reading a series called Dark Hunter, which are romance novels weaved with mythology, the supernatural, but set in modern-day. My mom, my aunt, and my sister are all reading them so we are able to call each other and talk about them.
I love to crochet and I am thinking of trying my hand at knitting now as well. I just bought my first knitting needles so we'll see how it goes.
I enjoy scrapbooking but I don't do it as often as I would like.
Lenora & Chris 01.16.10
DS Brandon 05.13.07
DS CJ 10.06.11
*Co-moderator of January-June '07 and September '11*
lately, all i wanna do when i have spare time is to relax. but now that it is warm, i will be outside more working in the yard. i used to enjoying sewing but lost interest when i started my job a few year ago. now htat i am preggo, i am planning on a few sewing projects. i wanna make my own nursing pillow and cover, maybe curtains and stuff for the nursery. we wil see what kind of time i end up having. i love to read, love to bake and tried to crochet but couldnt get a hold of it. i enjoy being crafty, when i have the motivation to be crafty LOL
I'd love if everyone shared all their 'projects'!
I'm all over the place, lately I haven't had any spare time what little time I get I sneak online but it's bursts of 5 min here, 10 min there...nothing of much length usually. I know how to crochet and knit though I'm no pro at either. Proficient enough to do some basic projects. I bought a sewing machine 4 years ago to sew diapers so I know sewing and I'd really like to get better but I haven't had much time. I'm hoping maybe this summer I can take a class, until then I'm trying to learn myself...which with the lack of time isn't going so well.
I really would like to start scrapbooking too, but I have no clue how to even get started.
DD1- July 2004
DD2- April 2006
DS1- December 2009
DS2- August 2011
Oh and I do love baking! I do that regularly but not usually in my 'spare' time as it's something I usually do with my older two kids
DD1- July 2004
DD2- April 2006
DS1- December 2009
DS2- August 2011
We actively show and breed kitties in TICA I love it- am very passionate about improving my breed and sharing them with the world. It is very tiring though having those nights where you have to get up every 2 hours to handfeed a small baby though...
Agility is fun- we did that with our big dumb dog, but I kinda slacked and now haven't followed up with the next class (he was scared of the teeter totter).
Love to read- Mom got me a Kindle for Christmas and I've burned through a lot of books
Other then that- I just like to stay busy. That's the main reason why I'm still in college full-time and basically hating it at the moment! Procrastination isn't so easy when you have a deadline!