I have been casting about for a new past time or hobby. In the past, when my children were small I knitted or did tapestry work, but both hobbies faded into the background as my children grew and refused to wear something their mother knitted (how that mantra has changed!) and my eyesight is no longer that great for close work such as embroidery. Trying to thread a needle is often such an exhausting task that I need to lie down before going further!
So, in recent weeks I have settled on trying to new projects. I have always had a hankering to make whimsical little people and creatures, and now that I have a grandchild whom I sure will have a very creative imagination I have been spurred on to actually put the desire into action.
While I was lying in bed I sources a beginner’s kit to needle felting. It includes all the needles, foam, wool samples and a lovely project book to help me get started. And needle threading!
The kit arrived yesterday, so I shall try my hand and my imagination at needle felting. Augie Dog can “play” with the rejects and Petit Fille the more presentable efforts.
The second project has been kicking around in my head for a couple of months now and that is writing a young adult novel. It is based in the realm of magic realism fantasy, and has the working title “Between here and there”. Once again, who knows what will evolve, but it is important to keep the grey cells turning. Yes, the first chapter involves books!
Nothing ventured, nothing gained.