Thanks for wishing me happy birthday, Kim. (He composed his first ever post yesterday - see previous post)
How old you ask? Let's just say I'm still in my early 50's and leave it at that, shall we?
I celebrated with hubbie Kim and daughter Vanessa. We shared some excellent wine, salmon fillet and pasta (cooked by hubbie), and chocolate cake (baked by me).
With birthday money received in the mail I decided to order these;
I've always favored garnets. My wedding ring is a rhodolite garnet faceted by Kim;
Ahhh. Abandoned hobbies. Kim faceted stones years ago. I have at least two necklaces and some earrings he made. Here are some of his stones;
Among the materials are topaz, quartz, sunstone and cubic zirconia. They're gorgeous stones, but very time consuming and how many necklaces do I need? (Well, OK, maybe a few more.) He gave some away to family as gifts.
And for reference, here is an example of the shape of stones he starts with;
Speaking of abandoned hobbies. I used to make these from natural gem stones and seed beads:
Also too time consuming. But fun while it lasted.
What hobbies are you involved in? What hobbies have you abandoned?
Thinking of picking up any new ones?