Merfy-Lou's Musings

30 Things: Day 23

Describe five hobbies and why you enjoy them.

  1. Quilting.  I love quilts, and I know my mom and grandma are to blame for this.  I can remember the first quilt I ever helped my mom put together. It was my rainbow pinwheel quilt and I absolutely loved that thing to bits.  One of the first quilts I ever made was for Mrs. Gilman’s baby she was having when I was in 4th grade.  Quilting is about cutting up the big stuff and rearranging it to put it back together again.  It’s about creating a piece of art that will warm and comfort someone you love.  It’s just awesome.
  2. Cooking/Baking.  Like quilting, food is a warmth for most people.  Finding a new recipe and having family, friends and coworkers complimenting you on how delicious it is makes you feel good.  Now that I’m really trying to eat less processed foods, this hobby is growing.  It’s finding the good things that I can eat that are good for me.
  3. Crafting in general.  I like to come up with new ideas and make them.  (or copy somebody else’s work) and saying “I did that”
  4. Country music.  Most of it has something I can identify with.  Even if it’s just “lover, lover” completely out of context and my husband and I can giggle over it.
  5. Music.  I love playing my saxophone with an ensemble.  Creating a group sound after hours of practice is so much fun.
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30 Things: Day 8

What are five passions you have?

1.  Helping others.  I love when I can do something that makes someone elses life easier.  It’s why I volunteer for things.

2.  Arts and Crafts: including but not limited to quilting, scrapbooking, crocheting.  I like to see the progress of what I am doing and making changes from the pattern to have my own creativity stand out.

3.  Hanging out with my Hubby.  He can push me to do things that I probably wouldn’t have done otherwise.

4.  Alpha Phi Omega.  I have brothers across the country to call upon for help if I need it and I know these people also have the same values as myself for wanting to make a difference in others lives.

5. I have a passion for staying busy.  I know that’s a weird thing, but I can’t stand just watching tv or sitting there doing nothing.  I need to be working on something else at the same time (Even though Hubby will tell you that multitasking is literally impossible.

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