But I do know when a new interest is going to stick and become part of my life for a bit.
It’s not the new stuff, though I love accumulating and researching tools and supplies.
Here’s my embroidery stash:
It’s the books.
Not just books from the library, though it always starts that way. Then I buy the most popular and interesting looking ones for my library.
I know I’m going to be doing whatever my new thing is for more than just a short time when I start buying older and out of print books. Older craft books tend to be more focused on techniques than projects and that is exactly what I want when I’m learning something new.
Here are my first embroidery acquisitions:
And I have a book coming from England any time now, publication date? 1901.
How do you know when a new obsession or interest will become part of your life?
Jillian is the author of the best-selling spinning book Yarnitecture. She is the editor of Knittyspin and Developmental Editor for PLY and PLY Books. She kinda loves this spinning thing and wants everyone who spins to love it too, so she teaches and writes a lot. She knits, weaves, and stitches and tries to do as much of it as she can with handspun yarn. She's always cooking up all kinds of exciting and creative things combining fiber arts.
She likes her mysteries British, her walks woodsy, and to spend as much time as she can laughing.
Spy on her on her website jillianmoreno.com