I've tried lots of different needlecrafts. In no particular order:
And other crafts too.
I have the stuff to do lots of that. I have yarn and thread and fabric and tools and beads and a variety of goodies. It was all... well... fun, but just okay.
I was asked, "what's your passion?" As in, that thing you love to do above all else. Something that lifts your soul. Well... uh... hmm... none of them felt like my passion (!). Well shoot. I wanted a passion. I just hadn't found it.
(Oh, and the person who asked? Yep, had a passion. Of course. *grin*)
I think finding your passion is like finding your true love. Some people know their true love the instant they meet. The rest of us date. We find someone we like. And we date.
I picked quilting. (As in the broad term "quilting", from patchwork to applique, from hand to machine.)
So yes, we're dating. We're going to try this for awhile. We're going to get together often and see if we like each other. To see if we find each other interesting.
And so far? I think he might be the one.
Okay you overachievers, settle down... some people DO have multiple passions. (I better be careful about this parallel theme because that'd make them a polygamist. LOL.) For now, I'll start with finding one.
Have you found your passion?
And since I'm supposed to show pictures, here goes. My first quilting project is Nearly Insane, by hand. (I'm not a hand-stitching purist and have every intention of piecing with a sewing machine on other projects.) For those unfamiliar, the pattern is made up of 98 unique 6" blocks.
I'm doing it in greens and blues. Here's block #21:
The first one I made was #6. (Sorry it's a little blurry. Not trying to hide anything, just wasn't steady enough on the shot.)
My favorite is the last one.
May your hands stay busy and happy.
ADDED AFTER ORIGINAL POST: I just checked my post and when I click my pictures they blow up HUGE. I didn't intend on shoving my blocks in your face, so to speak. What I want is so that you can click the picture and it fits in the screen, but you have that little thingy in the bottom corner that you can click to blow it up (go ahead, inspect away, if it makes you happy). If anyone can help me out with that, I'd greatly appreciate it!