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Old 05-06-2018, 03:07 AM
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Any and all suggestions are appreciated!


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Old 05-06-2018, 03:13 AM
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Cut out pictures from magazines, use to make greeting cards.
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Old 05-06-2018, 03:38 AM
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It free and easy......if you like traveling around(locally or further). Its a fun adventure everytime!

www.geocaching.com
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Old 05-06-2018, 04:19 AM
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I like geocaching and have done that (particularly when money has been tight). Maybe try a class through parks and recreation? I've long wanted to do an ice skating class again...I've done one once but it was a while ago and I think it'd be fun to do with DD.
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Old 05-06-2018, 04:26 AM
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Hand embroidery -Pinterest has many ideas for small, easy projects

I enjoy hand embroidery because:
+ not hard to learn the stitches
+ it's relaxing
+ you can devote as little or as
much time to it as you wish
+ easy to pick up, work on it,
put down, come back to it later
+ very reasonable, cost wise
+ allows flexibility to be creative


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Old 05-06-2018, 04:30 AM
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Learn some sort of needlecraft--knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, quilting...

Papercraft, such as scrapbooks or greeting cards.

Go through your old photos and pick some to frame; make a pretty display at home or school.

Try a class in something new--exercise, cooking, the paper or needlecrafts above...

If you already have a fitness routine, try something new. Summer's coming; how about hiking in nearby parks? Or cycling.

If you don't have a fitness routine, set a simple goal and schedule it so you do your best to meet it.

I'm looking forward to seeing others' ideas. I'm burned out and exhausted--very trying year--and I need some refreshers too!
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Old 05-06-2018, 04:36 AM
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Genealogy is fascinating and fun! Start a family tree.
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Old 05-06-2018, 04:56 AM
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Coloring is relaxing. There are many adult coloring books out there.

Needlecrafts like crochet, cross stitch, and crewel are fun. Sewing.

Outdoor hobbies like veggie and flower gardening.

Baking is fun. I make dog biscuits for my dog and for the canine companions of family/friends.
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Old 05-06-2018, 06:09 AM
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Sewing is fun. You don't need a machine for a lot of simple projects.

Gardening? Growing herbs is easy and then you can use them in another hobby: cooking.

As a previous poster suggested, making greeting cards. Fun and useful.
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Old 05-06-2018, 06:39 AM
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Learn to sew! Bonus - you will have a nice wardrobe! I love sewing and have been doing it since I was a kid.


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Old 05-06-2018, 06:57 AM
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I agree with embroidery. I have taken it up again. Iron on transfers, flour sack towels, needle and thread, a hoop. Pretty inexpensive hobby.

I have just started to learn needlepoint. So far, so good. It goes slower, a little harder on the eyes and, I've been told can get really expensive.

Someone mentioned geocaching. I prefer Letter boxing. Similar, but clues are in narrative, often story, form. Google it.

Home improvement.....but this can be pricey. DH is not overly enamoured by this current hobby!!!!
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Old 05-06-2018, 07:04 AM
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This is a great thread! Thank you so much for the great ideas--I have been thinking that I too need a hobby
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Old 05-06-2018, 07:04 AM
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jewelry making
writing a book (fiction or non-fiction
needlepoint
sewing
swimming
bowling
join a book club
gardening
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Old 05-06-2018, 11:14 AM
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Photography

Golf

Bowling

Learn to play a musical instrument

Do a unique craft and sell them

Learn to cook a new cuisine

Learn a new language

Volunteer somewhere

Yoga, meditation

Find a passion and work towards saving it (animal rights, environmental, etc.)

Museum-going - visit all the ones in your state, then out-of-state

RVing on weekends/summers - Rent an RV and drive all over!

Little building projects - birdhouse, etc.
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Old 05-06-2018, 12:36 PM
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Mine are...

knitting
cross stitch
needlepoint
jewelry making
card making
flower arranging
yoga
reading
gardening
baking

My plan is to take a calligraphy class.
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Old 05-06-2018, 04:02 PM
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Right now Iím really into

Loom knitting
And
Continuous strand weaving.
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Old 05-07-2018, 04:29 AM
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Thank you for all the great ideas!
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Old 05-07-2018, 10:17 AM
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I don't know if this is a hobby, but a retired friend became a baby cuddler for drug addicted babies. He's also an usher for a local theater and gets to see all the shows.
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