Most of us creative types have more than one project in the works at any given time and often in more than one genre. When you're not quilting, what's another of your creative outlets?
I don't get much time for it these days but I love using my scroll saw to make decorative wood pieces - especially Christmas ornaments. They often end up painted so that presents another outlet for me :)
I've found the need to create two distinct craft areas, lovingly referred to as "wet" and "dry". Anything messy (glue, paint, clay) is on one side, fabrics on the other. Beading tends to cross the line, depending on what it is being added to.
It's really fun to have more than one outlet, and more than one medium to work in. We run the gamut here from wood to clay to fabrics to jewelry and everything in between. Many times, things cross over into the mixed media realm.
I knit, mostly in the winter months. I'm not fond of sewing down in my sewing room in the winter when it's really dark, so I have knitting projects to do. I take it to work to poke away at on breaks too. With 7 grandchildren, I can always find someone to knit something for.
Asking a quilter to mend something is like asking Picasso to paint your garage.
I used to draw and paint pictures,make crafts, and loved re- purposing furniture by adding decorative and multi dimensional embellishments and painting and glazing them. Now that I'm older, I have pretty much settled into quilting, embroidery and most recently crazy quilting.
I also wanted to note that I have thoroughly enjoyed your QNNTV videos.