Thursday, February 07, 2008

But, Enough About Books....




Booking Through Thursday

Okay, even I can’t read ALL the time, so I’m guessing that you folks might voluntarily shut the covers from time to time as well… What else do you do with your leisure to pass the time? Walk the dog? Knit? Run marathons? Construct grandfather clocks? Collect eggshells?

- I normally read all the time during my leisure time. It the only pleasure I like to do for "ME" times. And I would read just anywhere,anytime, any-days :)

Of course lately, I've been on reading slump. So whenever I'm not reading, I would do my scrapbook albums. It one of the most important things for me to do. Because I hope to someday pass the albums along to either my nieces, children or grandchildren. And it can be pass down to generation to generation. Family is most important to me. I want to scrap about each members of the family so they know who they are and where they came from. And who their family. And I want my nieces and children to always remember that I love them when I'm gone. And I hope pictures would remind them that when they need me, they can always remember I'm there with them in their hearts. I already made one for my nieces. They love it :) But they don't get to keep it until they're married or have children of their own....someday :)

Beside scrap-booking, I also make hand-made scrap bookmarks. I make these for not only myself but for friends and bookmark exchange that I'm participating for one of my Yahoo Group Email. Sometime I would take pictures too. Or watch TV and movies. I may even hit the malls *grin*

I used to cross stitches, but I haven't in so many years. Not because I don't enjoy it. It time consuming. My last project was when I cross stitches with a pattern of Precious Moments. And than I sew and turn it into a pillow. I know a couple months ago, I post the picture of the pillow. Hope the picture was close enough to see the detailed of the pillow :)

Don’t forget to leave a link to your actual response (so people don’t have to go searching for it) in the comments—or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments themselves!

13 comments:

gautami tripathy said...

Scrap booking sounds interesting. I have never thought of doing it. I think I will do one for my nieces.

Thanks. Happy BTT!

Melody said...

I have noticed scrapbooking is one of the popular hobbies... And mentioning of cross-stitching, this is another popular pick too. I really miss doing them.

Alice Teh said...

I used to scrapbook too, Julia. It was so much fun then. Hehe... :D

Josette said...

Hi! I enjoyed making handmade bookmarks for a school project recently. The feeling that I've created something out of nothing is priceless! =)

Jaimie said...

I forgot about scrapbooking! That is a fun hobby and a great way to keep those memories!

pussreboots said...

My grandmother was really into scrapbooking. Happy BTT.

Literary Feline said...

My scrapbooking fell by the wayside many years ago. I keep meaning to pick it up again, but I always find a reason not too . . . Such a shame.

Julia said...

Gautami - Do try scrapbooking. It very relaxing and you can scrap while you watch TV or put in musics or whatever. It find to just sit and scrap :)

Melody - I missed cross stitching too. Maybe someday when I have the time, I will go back on it. Yes Scrapbooking is another popular do :)

Alice - WOW you scrap too?! I never do. Would love to see your scrapbook albums sometime *grin*. How come you stop doing them?

Josette - Making hand-made bookmarks sure is lot of fun. That is my very thought too - the feeling of created something that is special is priceless :)

Jaimie- Yep it sure is wonderful way to keep those memories alive, for future generation to come. They can learn about their past this way too. I journals around it alot :)

Pussreboots- Your grandmother must love her family to do this. She must also be a special woman :)

Literary - LOL everyone have those feeling sometime. I know did - but thanks goodness I'm able to pick up again. Try it again. :)

Thanks everyone for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Julia - Yen

Alice Teh said...

I er... 'graduated' to doing it online? I think blogging has taken over a lot of things I've used to do. LOL. I just hope that Blogger.com doesn't crash and wipe out my entire precioussss...

Julia said...

LOL Alice....I don't blame you for your addiction to blogging. I'm sure most people are like that too *grin*...maybe including me hehehe

*hide from Melody* hehehe

Alice Teh said...

Melody has turn evil? Why hide from her? :P

karen! said...

This week's BTT question was really fun. It's interesting to see what everyone likes doing with the rest of their free time.

Julia said...

Alice - LOL, Melody will tell you about it LOL

Karen - Yes, I think so too. It interesting to see what else people like to do. And even more interesting when you find, that people have common interested hobby as you :)

Thanks you both for visiting and posting. Have a good day!

Julia - Yen