Posted 01 September 2007 - 10:08 AM
I've made some winter caps, and I'm finishing a scarf for our granddaughter today. Next I am going to tackle winter mittens, which is much more complicated. If that doesn't work, I'll stick with caps and scarves.
Although it may sound silly, things like knitting, crocheting and embroidery induce the body's relaxation response, just as much as meditation or yoga. That lowers blood pressure and heart rate -- purely naturally, with no pills involved.
Feeling stressed? Take up a calming, repetitive hobby! Also please share some of your favorite hobbies here.
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Posted 04 September 2007 - 04:26 AM
Now crocheting on the other hand I love! I can understand what you are saying Shelley about the relaxation of it. It's what keeps me going in the winter as I have a bit of a problem with SAD. I make BEAUTIFUL baby blankets, keep them in stock and them give them as gifts. Actually I've even sold them on Ebay.
Carrie, what you said you made when you were little reminded me of when I was a kid. My mom taught my brother and I to crochet and knit, but we would spend hours, just crocheting a huge chain, sometimes even the entire skein of yarn and we'd do all kind of silly things with it.
Posted 04 September 2007 - 04:36 AM
I love this new den! Thanks!
Warm and Happy to you! Vee
Posted 04 September 2007 - 07:42 AM
I also love machine embroidary & make my family cards for holiday & birthdays. Needless to say they have quite a collection now!
Jefa, I remember doing exactly the same at school, it is so relaxing because its so simple & grows quickly.
Posted 04 September 2007 - 07:43 PM
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Posted 05 September 2007 - 06:17 PM
You can deprive the body but the soul needs chocolate
my HMO makes me wear a helmet...
Posted 06 September 2007 - 08:15 PM
My newest hobby is miniature dollhouse collection and decorating. I am finding this a welcome distraction from the things happening and I have been taking my time to enjoy looking for beautiful antique furniture for the house. Our dreams of owning our own hojme went out the window when I started to get sick so this is now my dream home.
I also enjoy scrapbooking digital and manual, collecting bears and dolls.
they say some people never grow up well that is certainly true for me
Last but not least I love to cook guaranteed to cheer me up unfortunately I dont get to enjoy the fruits of my labour anymore.
Diagnosis Scleroderma-crest, Scolliosis, Asthma, ILD, Plueral Fibrosis, GERD, Hiatus hernia, Anticardiolipin positive, ANA positive
a little bent and broken and almost beyond repair!
Posted 08 September 2007 - 02:33 PM
Posted 21 September 2007 - 10:51 AM
Can't do much anymore by myself but I still like to dream......I have so many awesome plans for my home and yard. If only I could afford them all! If only I could afford to hire help too!
My next project is painting my bedroom and moving back in, as I've been sharing a closet with my youngest and sleeping on the couch for 2+ years. Can't wait to have my own space!
Anyone up for a painting party?
Posted 23 September 2007 - 04:40 AM
1. learn Italian, its a really beautiful language and as live in Europe may actually get the opportunity to visit Italy and use it.
2. try my hand at card making, I actually bought some materials a couple of years ago but haven't yet got round to trying it (although am not very artistic so not sure how successful I will be!)
3. walk from my home county of Yorkshire to the Lake district . Think it can be done in about a week, staying at country pubs and B& B en route.
4. research local history - this is something that has always interested me (I frequently wish I had made social history my career).
5. write a bestseller!
Posted 30 September 2007 - 11:39 AM