My Hobbies


This is a real "show-off" site!
I love my hobbies - I find handwork relaxing, and enormously satisfying.
"Sharing" these pictures really is showing off.





old collage

I love making collages; I think they're a great way of telling personal stories. This one was made from very old photographs - one is even dated 1819!










These are two Romanian Macrame doilies I have in my living room.


Romanian Macrame Romanian Macrame Round



Here are some of my embroideries. This one uses almost every kind of embroidery stitch that exists -


all stitches


This one is linen thread on linen - I really enjoy working with different textures.


linen




And this is ...

corkboard

a homemade corkboard!




My shell mirror


mirror








I have "collections", of course (dust collectors!). My favorite, second to my miniatures, is my shell collection.


sea shells







Here I have to mention my tatting. First, my shuttle display. This is the last project my late father made before he passed away:




shuttle display


And - my tatting: