Hobbies

Hobbies. I haz ’em.

Like I mentioned in my ‘Branding‘ post, I am all about writing, gaming and crafting. My interest in each of these things waxes and wanes, but it never completely vanishes. I bet you know what I’m talking about. I’ll bet you’ve noticed it in your own hobbies and interests πŸ™‚

I think my hobbies fall into two distinct categories, gaming and crafting.

When it comes to games I prefer RPG & story-based games. I don’t like first person shooters, and really, my favourites are the ones that don’t require me to have uber reflexes, hand/eye co-ordination or remember five million control combinations. Up until quite recently I was a pretty serious World of Warcraft addict, but I’m um, ‘in recovery’ for that now. I’m currently only raiding one day a week (a couple hours) and plan to drop even that when the new expansion comes out. It’s the people, not the game, that I play WoW for now. Nowadays I’m enjoying games that actually have endings, like Dragon Age: Origins (I’m on my second playthrough at the time of this writing). Sadly, I’m also still playing Sims 3 — whenever my tolerance for the never-freaking-ending bugs is high.

When it comes to crafting, I enjoy crocheting, quilting, cross stitching, fabric painting… Um, I think that’s it, these days. Like I say, it’s cyclical. Right now I’m crocheting a baby blanket for a friend, and once that’s done I have a mystery quilt to finish designing and sew, a picture of a loon I’m cross stitching for another friend, a quilt to “restore”, and did I mention my sister is expecting? She’ll need a baby blanket…

It never ends LOL But I love it.

I also love taking pictures. Don’t ask me any technical questions about focal length or anything like that because I won’t know. I know how to make my camera do what I want it to do, and when I need to, I know how to look up tutorials on the interwebz to learn new things, but I never retain the technical knowledge, just the practical stuff. All the pictures you see on this blog are by me (except in very, very rare instances when I note otherwise) and I think some of ’em are pretty good. I’m not shooting a lot right now, because most of my “spare time” and energy is being spent on crocheting at the moment, but eventually the tide will change and I’ll be all about photography.

How about you? What are your hobbies?

Do you know any awesome new games I ought to try out? I’m hungry for something new LOL We have an Xbox 360, Wii and PCs. To say I’m open to suggestions would be an understatement.

Have any fantastic craft projects you’ve finished that you’d like to show off? Link me, I’d love to pop by and admire your work.

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This blog post is part of the Blogging from A to Z challenge over the month of April and was brought to you by the letter H. Please pop by tomorrow when I’ll be talking about Inspiration. I think. That’s the plan anyway πŸ˜‰

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12 thoughts on “Hobbies

    • Oh, I freaking love traveling. Alas, money and pets keep me from being able to do it anywhere near as much as I’d like. Maybe someday…

  1. Ooh, I envy your quilting skills. I can’t sew or quilt or stitch anything. Well, I can, I guess, but it won’t be very good. Hooray for hobbies! Mine’s reading and drawing. πŸ˜‰ (and secretly playing iPhone games)

    • Thanks Cherie πŸ™‚ I wish I could draw. Alas, that talent missed me. My daughter is pretty talented in that arena though.

      I’ve also been known to waste, erm, I mean, spend, a few hours on my Ipod games from time to time πŸ˜‰

  2. I always think it would be fun to quilt . . . but I’m terrible with any kind of sewing. I love reading, traveling, skiing, biking, writing, and enjoying my family . . .

    • The thing about quilting is that it seems more difficult than it really is. If you can sew a straight line you can quilt (and honestly, it just has to be straight-ish LOL). It sounds like you have a pretty full batch of other hobbies to keep you busy though πŸ™‚

  3. What a great site you have!! I do indeed share many of your hobbies and they too are cyclical.(right now it’s A-Z “ing!)I have never quilted but if that is a pic of yours than you are VERY good!! Also, not familiar with “gaming”?? I also love photography but still learning.
    Patricia, Sugar & Spice & All Things ? Nice

    • Thank you for complimenting my blog, Pat, and for stopping by πŸ™‚ I hear you about the A to Z challenge taking up a lot of time. So far this month I seem to spend all morning, every morning, doing A to Z stuff. It’s fun, but somewhat exhausting too LOL

  4. I used to have a hundred hobbies. I seem to have lost interest in most of them. I’m trying to visit all the A-Z Challenge Blogs this month.

    • You’re trying to visit ALL the A to Z blogs this month? Holy smokes! Good luck with that LOL I thought I might slowly work my way through the list over the next few months, I’m certainly not brave enough to try them all in April.

  5. I love reading and watching TV or movies. Sadly I don’t have much time for reading these days. Nice post!

    From Writing of a Diary in Progress

    • Thanks for stopping by Georgina πŸ™‚

      I like watching TV and movies, but when I’m watching TV (and sometimes when I’m watching movies) I always want something to do with my hands. Crafty things tend to fill that need quite well πŸ™‚

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