When I first moved up to Montana from California, people were perplexed with what I’d do during the long winter. And, there’s no getting around it, winters in Montana are cold and long, even if you live in the so-called “banana belt!”
There are two kinds of people in Montana–those who get a kick out of winter and those who find it an excellent excuse to stay inside. I owned a pair of cross-country skies (once) and did downhill for a few years, but I definitely fall into the latter group.
Fortunately, I’m also a crafter. I’ve run the gamut from macrame, to needlepoint, to knitting, and quilting. There are other things I’ve tried, but those were the things I stuck with the longest. Macrame was a great help the winter back in the 1970s when I didn’t have a television. (Yikes!)
I did a lot of needlepoint stockings for my kids–a great thing to do while you are watching interminable wrestling matches and Little League games. But I have the same piece that I’ve been working on for the past decade it seems. I managed all the grays in Half-Dome, but the minute changes of green in the grass is killing me!
Then there’s quilting. I’m about halfway through making quilts for my nine grandkids. That’s the latest on the left. Wonder what he’s into?
What about you? Any craft habits you developed and lost? How about the ones that stuck around?