Lately, my fellow Sweet Romance Reads authors have been blogging about cooking and hobbies. I don’t have much to add to discussions like these because since my children are grown and gone, I don't cook much anymore. Also, for the past several years, I’ve had a very short attention span when it comes to hobbies. Last year, a local fabric store was going out of business so I stocked up on quilting fabric. I loved picking out the colors, matching and contrasting them, thinking about quilt patterns I like and dreaming about the beautiful finished quilts I would have. I would make one for each of my grandchildren. They would be heirlooms, passed down from one generation to another exactly like the one I’ve got that my grandmother made for me so many years ago.
So, how many quilts have I finished? If you guessed none, you’d be right. Those fabrics look beautiful stacked in the closet, though.
I’ve also got a big container full of beads that would gladden the heart of many a dedicated jewelry designer. It was an estate sale bargain I simply couldn’t pass up. All those sparkly items will come in handy some day, right? So far, they’ve only been used by my grandkids for creating one-of-a-kind Christmas ornaments.
My conclusion is that I’m better at daydreaming about these projects than I am at actually finishing them – or even starting them, for that matter. In fact, I think I’ll just make daydreaming my new hobby. After all, it’s something that always pays off for writers.
Patricia Forsythe is the author of many romances, both traditionally and electronically published. Her current release is Her Lone Cowboy, a Harlequin Heartwarming novel released in June 2015. Visit her at patriciaforsythebooks.com.
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