So I just now got this email from About.com Needlework that says this is Start a New Hobby Week.
Really? Because if I'm going to participate in Start a New Hobby Week, then I'm going to need to change its name. I'm going to call it Go Out and Buy a Bunch of Stuff and Let it Sit Around for a Couple Years Before Donating it to Goodwill.....Week.
After crafting for the past 30 of my 52 years, I think I know myself and I can freely tell you that I'm a one-trick pony. I do needlework. I'm a stitcher. (I can also quilt but do it so infrequently that there's no way I can call myself a quilter.)
I've taken detours into knitting (with comical results), beading and jewelry making (all my stuff looked like summer camp projects), and rubber stamping (wonder what I did with those?). I made a two year effort at flower arranging with the local garden club (and was told that I'm a plopper. As in - plopping flowers in a vase then plopping them on the table). I tried my hand at any number of things and the only work that always makes me happy is needlework.
So instead of starting a new hobby, I think I'll just give the money directly to Goodwill. Cash never gets dusty.