I’ve never had what I would call a real hobby.  I love to read, and I’m an on again, off again knitter, but I’ve never really gotten into anything that I only did for pleasure*.

Part of the reason for that is I’ve always had work that I really enjoyed and I put my whole heart and soul into. Even when I had time to spare after the work was done, I didn’t have energy.  I still have a job I love and I spend a lot of time and energy on, but I’m making a concerted effort to work in a more sustainable way.  It must be working, because I’m finding that I reach the end of my work day, and I still have energy left to think about other stuff.

About the same time as my energy started to free up, a friend invited me to take a stained glass class with her.  Instead of worrying about the expense or the fact that I knew nothing about stained glass I said yes.  The class was broken into two parts.  I tried to get a photo narrative of the experience but I got really into the work and missed some steps.  Here are the photos I got.


I’m really pleased with how the piece turned out, and I had a great time.  Such a great time that I signed up for anther class, this one is 8 weeks and we buy our own equipment so I’ll leave with everything I need to keep going on my own.

I’ll let you know how it goes.

*On further reflection playing boardgames is a legit hobby.  But why let accuracy get in the way of a story?

Posted by:Maureen Carruthers

Smart. Kind. Funny. At least that's the goal. I care about encouraging girls to consider STEM careers, helping nonprofits be the best they can be, cats, and German-style boardgames.

2 replies on “A New Hobby?

  1. Beautiful! I took a lampwork beading class and fell in love. When we finished our basement I had my craft room set up so that I can make them at home. 🙂 Hobbies are a good thing.

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