When starting a new hobby, it’s always a good idea to look for professional advice… and knitting is no exception! Today, Nancy Queen, an online yarn shop owner and professional knitter, will share her knitting dos and don’ts with us. Enjoy the show!
Christmas is a time of year I love. As a sugar crafter and cake designer, it is a time of year when I embrace the challenge of creating something new and different to WOW my family and friends during the festivities.
When you think about the kind of dishes traditionally associated with people our age, recipes like “Grandma’s Apple Pie,” “Old-Time Scalloped Potatoes” and “Turkey Pot Pie” probably spring to mind. After all, these are the kinds of recipes that people in their 50s and 60s are seen making in the movies and on TV.
It was George Bernard Shaw who said “Youth is wasted on the young.” I sometimes remind my young adult sons about this when they are getting uppity. This amusing quote, like all good quotes, has more than a grain of truth to it, especially when you reach your fifties and sixties.
Perhaps you have been painting for a few years. If you have discovered an affinity for painting, you are probably working at improving your painting, too.
Cake designs as an art form? I hear you question…. REALLY?!
Well, yes, beautifully designed and decorated cakes come into existence using the same processes and considerations as the latest collections on the London or Paris catwalks. I am a cake designer, and for me, cake is my canvas and sugar my medium.
Is writing a memoir, novel, or self-help book on your bucket list? Does the thought of writing your story fill you with excitement? Whether you’ve been writing for years or are just beginning to nurture that kernel of creativity, your dream of seeing your name on the cover of a published book can become a reality.
I think most of us can say that we strive to be happy. It’s been proven that money doesn’t primarily affect how happy we are, so what makes us happy?
A few years ago I was looking after a gallery exhibition. Sometimes artists have to share this duty for joint exhibitions and this was my turn.
One of the things that makes my 60s so enjoyable is that I have discovered the fountain of vitality in the form of learning. Learning contributes to the joy and purpose in my life. Each morning I make a cup of tea and go into my office where I study.