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   Posted 6/12/2009 11:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Tell us about your unusual hobby, please?? At one time or another we have all had hobbies from painting and sewing to rock climbing or collecting string. What hobby do you have or had that was just a bit out of the norm?

One thing I tried, and still need to give it another go, is Pysanka...the ancient art of egg decorating. This is a wax resist method where you carefully draw designs with wax where you do NOT want the die to stick, then dip the egg in a colored dye. Continue waxing and dye and wax and dye until you have built up many color layers. Lastly you burn off all of the wax that's remaining on the egg to discover your finished product. Here's a link that shows them. And no, I didn't ever make any that It's hard to work on a curved surface!

What unique hobby, craft or collection have you tried?

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   Posted 6/13/2009 12:11 AM (GMT -6)   
     Yes, as a matter of fact I do. I make jewlery sets. Earrings, necklace, bracelets and anklets. Full matching sets. My husband and I hobby share. So when I want a design that needs chainmail with sterling silver jump rings he does it for me. I have pictures on my myspace of my latest styles. I make the majority of my jewlery while im recovering from my procedures. Time passes very quickly when I do something I truly enjoy.
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   Posted 6/13/2009 12:45 AM (GMT -6)   
I tie my own flies for fly fishing.  I love it!!!  It is very relaxing and it is so cool when you catch something that you tied. 
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   Posted 6/13/2009 2:09 AM (GMT -6)   
I do henna, I have many muslim families in my apartments that ask me to do henna on their bodies for their celebrations, and they even invite us to some of their church get togethers, which is fun, especially the ones that have food lol. And they make some good food from the countries they come from. But I find it relaxing to do henna, the designs just come to me as I go, I have always been great at drawing, but using henna is my favorite. It all started when this one muslim family had made some mixture of the henna, and I asked if I could try, and they where shocked at how good I was for never doing it before, so I practiced a bunch, but it just came naturally.



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   Posted 6/13/2009 9:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Ok my hobbies are not unusual just not done much anymore.  Almost every store has discontinued stocking items for this.  Ihave to go to Micheals if I need anything.

I love to crochet, cross-stitch and quilting. My grandmother used to do this all the time. When I was little I would see her finished projects. I loved the afgans she made from left over yarn from other projects so colorful for a small child. So I have been doing this hobby since I was 14 now I'm 39. Not much to show for it cuz I give them all away at christmas to relatives.

My best accompishment was a deep burgendy afgan with green vines with handmade flowers trailing up the vines. Its in the design of a fence or challise. I gave that to my mother in law the first time I met her. She has never used it its on display over the back of an antique rocker she has in her bedroom.

The dying hobby I hope to be able to do until the day I meet my maker....


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   Posted 6/13/2009 4:20 PM (GMT -6)   
my main hoppy is bonsai trees! there the minature trees trained either to mimik natural trees or to fit into cetain styles! it is really realxing and very very much work, and there is so much to it that no one ever thinks of! its also really relaxing, which helps too! i currently have three trees and one is not doing so well, but anyway u can just google the word bonsai and u get tons of pics if u r interested! it normally takes about 20 years to fully train a bonsai! and even then u must keep up with grooming it! its something thats living and never done, which is a really cool art!

anyway love the egg dying thing- quite facinating; making jewelery is awesome, and i always wanted to know how to crochet and knit, so im super jealous and think its awesome that u r good evough to make flowers and vines!
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   Posted 6/13/2009 5:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Well I don't have unusual hobbies. My true and tried hobby is sewing for my grandchildren. I sewed for my daughters until they were in high school and still do once in a while. I made one daughter's wedding dress too. Made all their prom and homecoming dresses too.

Now I am sewing for baby Anna who is seven months old and little Kelly who is five years old. Kelly loves it when I make her something and is so appreciative.

Sorry it's boring, Chutz. Wish I had some odd hobby to join in, but sewing is it for me.

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   Posted 6/14/2009 11:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Lindaloo wow that is not boring. I wish I knew how to sew. I took home ec in highschool and bearly made it through making a pair of sweat pants. My daughter wants to learn shes 16 but I can't help her on that point. We were debating on learning together. Got the sewing machine for the quilting just need to know how to

Bonsi trees are so cool!!!!!
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Also CHF (Congestive Heart Failure) and Sleep Apnea
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