...Diane sent me her list of crafts!
She said she and Mum are around the same age and Mum might recognise some of the crafts. Do you, Mum? Anyone else out there recognise a few they'd forgotten about? Di felt like she had a trip down memory lane while reading Mum's list.
I'd never heard of Chicken Scratching before and Di sent me this explanation about it:
"Apparently the chicken scratching started back in the early days when all crafts were more widely used. The wife was doing cross stitch on gingham, husband wanted to know what she was doing, she said, decorating a tablecloth, he said, looks like a lot of chicken scratching to me. I used to work in a craft shop (back in the old days when this craft made a comeback) which had a book on 'Chicken Scratching' with that explanation inside."
I can see that husband saying that. Sounds like something a fella might say, hey? :o)
Added this pic in honour of the Chicken Scratching craft. She's so cute. Got her at a country type shop somewhere. Knew I had to have her when I saw her. Makes me smile.
Anyway, here's Diane's list!
Chicken Scratching (cross stitch on gingham)
Faberge Eggs (or egg artistry)
Glass & China Painting
Wood Burning (This is Deb - also called Pyrography or Pokerwork)
Spinning & Weaving
Tiffany Lamp Shades
Pom Pom Creations
Sewing - Cabbage Patch Doll Clothes
She says: I have never done patchwork and quilting before, so now I can add them to my 'list', although I hardly think one half- made quilt counts.
Di, it counts!
The other thing she said? It is all very interesting when you look back - sometimes I think I haven't achieved much! Ha
You certainly have, Di, that's for sure. And didn't you get a Big Shot recently? I added Papercrafting in there for you! (whether you've done any or not, doesn't matter. You're prepared to, that's what counts right now)
There are a lot of things on that list that weren't on Mum's. I remember making pom poms when I was about 12 or 13.
Just goes to show how many crafts are out there, hey?
If anyone else wants to contribute their craft list, feel free, we'd love to read it.