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  • Become an Answerbagger, it has kept me sane the last 4 months and I have met some very nice people in the process of keeping my mind occupied. I hope that some of my drivel has helped a few along the way.
  • While it sounds old fashioned, knitting and crocheting are taking off as new hobbies for everyone! Its fun to make something you can use.
  • Time spent in the company of the Steelhamster is never wasted ;-)
  • Online dating.....that would keep you busy plus the mystery of it all...unless you are married...if you are....then become an internet designer...
  • Reading and needlepoint are very fun in my opinion
  • I make diaper cakes and sell them.
  • Learn to knit, or sew. If you don't have anyone to make gifts for, donate them.
  • Hospitals could always use baby blankets or just for patients..can you knit or sew??
  • I kill my boredom with DVDs
  • Failing knitting sewing etc(boring) try doing some home brewing the results can be err flavoursome
  • You can join a reading group. Have you tried looking on Craigslist.com for other women your age who are part of local organizations? If you need help with it, just message me back.
  • Obviously it depends on what you like? But if part of the problem is that your lonely then join some groups as part of your hobby exploration. Take a cooking class, go on a bird watching field trip, join a book club, knitting group lessons, art or craft class, playing cards or other games: Go, German board games etc. Many classes like this are not very expensive and some are free. Experiment and find your niche :)
  • Video games.
  • If you like animals, volunteer at local animal shelter. If I had the time I would. I was going to mention knitting. I tought someone how to knit at the beach in a few days, and she was lefthanded. Start with medium needles and heavier weight yarn and get going. Knit squares and create a throw for next years cold months. Or adopt a cat or dog, both very entertaining and require your attention and time.
  • Go to the bar?
  • or join an MSN group
  • There's all kinds of stuff. AB, crafts, voluteer work, reading, just try a new thing each week and see what sticks.
  • I have chosen a very easy, yet fulfilling hobby using yarn, plastic canvas, and needlepoint. I make gifts that I donate to charity auctions and fairs. For more information see Annie's Attic/plastic canvas http://www.anniesattic.com/plastic_canvas/index.html
  • Volunteering
  • there's this thing called the knifty knitter that you can get at walmart, its a loom that you knit on. its extremley easy and addictive and you can make all kinds of thing! i taught my boyfriend how a couple weeks ago, he loves the thing and is also addicted to it.
  • Beading is very fun, you can make jewlery, xmas ornaments, all sorts of gifts. most craft stores now carry a varity of beads and beading supplies as well as informational/instruction books that range from easy to difficult, you can also pick up a bunch of different beading magazines yhst have projects and techniques in them. When I buy beads online I often use Ebay for great prices and large varity of beads. Hope this gives you some ideas, and beading really is a lot of fun!
  • pick something that you've always wondered about and then learn all you can about it.
  • Volunteer at a library, help kids to read, read to the kids, help the eldery find books, learn about new things, make Dewey proud.
  • I read, knit, sing in a community chorus, play World of Warcraft.
  • I work out like a fiend.
  • Since you posted in Crafts, I'm assuming you were thinking of something along those lines. I think the best way to choose a craft related hobby, or any for that matter, is to think about what catches your eye. What do you Ooh and Ahh over? Have you ever seen someone make something, and think to yourself, "I wish I could do that"? Yes? I thought so! LOL THAT is what your hobby should be! Something you will be passionate about!
  • The answer to to that can only come from you. What are you interested in? What do you like doing. What have you wanted to try, but have never got around to doing. Eg, do you enjoy pottering around the house, gardening, Star Trek, are you sporty, do you like to dance? Have you always fancied taking a dance class, are you musical or into animals. Do you like to meet people or prefer to be alone. What about swimming or films? Make yourself a list and pick out 1 or 2 and then pursue these by way of seeing if there are clubs etc or workshops you can attend. A good hobby for you is the one that you really, really enjoy and you don't have to be good at it either. If you are still stuck, try something random where other people are involved. Amateur dramatics is good I hear or a dance class like Latin or Salsa.
  • Have you thought about scrapbooking? Check out your local Michaels for classes, where you can meet fellow scrapbookers and learn how to do it. Even when you're alone, its fun looking over old photos. Its hard to be lonely thinking about good memories.
  • I pass the time with video games, photography, embroidery, crochet, knitting, sewing, reading, painting, hanging out on websites like this or stumbleupon. Bike rides around town are also great, as long as it's not poor weather conditions. Especially if you have a digital camera! Biking and photography go great together. I put the photos up on Flickr. Most crafty hobbies can be learned through the internet if there's no one nearby that does the particular hobby. That's how I learned to knit and crochet. The library is a good spot too, to get ideas for fun hobbies.
  • Knit? Learn to cook some gourmet recipes. Join a reading group. Start in crafts. Learn lifestyles. Go shopping. Clubbing if you're younger. It depends on your personality.
  • knitting
  • Think in terms of man-type hobbies.Join a fishing club,take up a shooting sport like target or skeet.You will meet guys who can hook you up.Men like sports:football.icefishing,etc.Try new things,and you will meet someone with similar interests.Guys play bingo,too.Good luck!
  • Most weman around your age and older take up scrapbooking, though I've never done it, it looks like the people who do get a kick out of it. Sometimes they endup doing a demo on the TV.
  • Helping her kids.
  • I don't think you need a hobby,people can have hobbies whether they are alone or not,a hobby will still leave you in the position that you were in the first instance "alone" you have to mix with people,you must know at least one person,they must know at least one person,its a bit like a pyramid you start at the top and increase till you reach the bottom
  • Making ancient 12,000 year old Indian pottery like I do. Find a source of clay (dig your own) Clean it, run your thumb through it, or make it soupy and run through window screen, or dry it and rub it between two brick over a window screen. You can make the pottery in the ground, on a balloon, or by hand, or do it in a modern way on a potters wheel, but the it won't be 12,000 year old pottery. When it feels like hard leather rub it with a very smooth small flat stone. it will look like clear glaze. Burnish with a cloth. Put a couple layers of bacon grease inside, it will soak in. Then a layer outside, let it set in a warm dry place all winter. In the spring do the steps of bacon grease again. Make a camp fire with a bunch of maple or oak, hard wood. Let the burn down to coals, spread flat, put the pottery upside down cover all around it with lots of fast burning dry pine. Keep it covered with lots of pine wood and don't let it see the light of day. The fire will burn hot and make the pottery glowing red. Keep that up for "at least" 3 hours. Then let the fire die down on it's own. When the pot is cool enough, you will have yourself an original 12,000+ year old Indian pottery. Now wasn't that fun.
  • My time is spent cross stitching, and i also breed rabbits. But i am mainly running round all day after my 4 kids so an hour to myself would be heaven. I think when you spend a lot of time on your own the pc can be a god send and a life line. I spent a few years as a single parent and at times it could be quite tough. I have made a fair few friends through the internet and even met my husband in a chat room lol.
  • An affair?
  • I think gardening is a excellent hobby indoors or out. ive done it for years and its very calming and down to earth.lol,
  • What do you like to do? Are you an inside person, good with your hands? Maybe something like sewing, quilting, scrapbooking, woodworking would suit you. Or maybe painting or drawing, ceramics, mosaics, weaving, computer graphics. If you like the outdoors, there are all sorts of sports or things like gardening, fishing, animals, walking, birdwatching.
  • hello, try making cards, its relatively easy,and very relaxing.all you need is a pack of blank cards and envelopes and a rubber stamp with an inkpad. just take the rubberstamp and tap it on the inkpad,then press it onto the front of the card.you can incorperate any household item on a card, buttons,lace trimming,felt etc etc.dont forget the glue runner!i know,ive done this for 5 years now,i sell my cards.
  • Crochet, candle making, reading, embroidery, painting join a dance class or just join a gym where you can interact with other people or some social service. Help a child with their studies.
  • For solo endeavors, theres painting, sketching, sewing, nature crafts, reading, ancestry, wood or soap carving, beading, if you want to interact with others, join a local club or go on-line and find a chat-room of people with common interests. I have tried crocheting, ceramic, rock, and wood painting, nature crafts, cake decorating, sewing, sketching, jewelry making, ancestry, leather tooling, woodworking, home decorating, reading, and lots of other things to pass the time and have enjoyed them all, there's also polymer clay sculpting, you can sculpt jewelry, or little realistic babies, the list is endless.
  • community stuff
  • Maybe try scrapbooking.
  • Quilting...I just adore it.
  • hello, if youre good with your hands try making greeting cards,its a fun thing to do,a good imagination helps too.you need a few rubberstamps and an ink pad and a package of blank cards with matching envelopes.did you know,you could incorperate household items such as buttons of all sizes, felt pieces,lace,doillie+wrapping paper.i took lessons for this,but anyone can do it,try it,its fun.
  • Definately knitting. It doesn't take a lot to learn and in the end you wind up with a new sweater or scarf of whatever it is you made. I like to knit baby sweaters and then give them as gifts, they don't take much to make and you should see how happy it makes a new mother to receive a handmade gift!
  • You could take a continuing education class (most public school boards offer them, or art schools or community centres). You could take up some kind of craft, like knitting. You could volunteer at a local humane society, or anywhere really. You could get a part-time job. You could take up an exercise or sport, like swimming or yoga.
  • Scrapbooking!! People of every age to it now, even young people!!
  • Well, what are you interested in? Perhaps get out, take your camera and start a bit of photography. Do a bit of charity work. Buy some canvasses and some water colour paints and have a go; you might surprise yourself. Tons of things to do. But just make sure you enjoy what you do.
  • Maybe find a hobby that allows you to take a few classes and then practice at home, like cooking, quilting, jewelry making, or gardening. Sign up for a class locally. Do a search and see if there is an art guild in your town. That way you can meet new people and still have an entertaining something to do when at home alone. I enjoy sewing, crochet, beadwork, wirework, and more which I do at home alone. But I also enjoy crafting with others and find that a nice balance between the two is very good for the soul. I find one of the finest cures for feeling lonely, if indeed you are feeling lonely, is doing something to help others. Maybe learn to knit or sew, and then make little caps for newborn premies, or quilts for the homeless, or gifts for kids in foster care, or items to send overseas to our troops, or .........
  • I love to scrapbook. It's very relaxing to me.
  • Get a video game system. I would suggest the PlayStation 3 above all others, but if you aren't interested in spending big bucks, then a handheld system like the Nintendo DS is also great. Or, if you want to go the easy route, buy a few PC games, since you already have a computer.
  • gardening
  • I love doing counted cross stitch. There are some excellent patterns to make.........it's not that difficult to learn. And, it doesn't take a huge amount of money. I also crochet and knit, but both are more difficult to learn.
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  • Not meaning to sound rude but this is a woman in her thirties and while I'm sure that scrapbooking and crochet and cross stitching is very therapeutic, not yet!! A games console especially wii fit is great and now you can get a balance board you can keep fit at home or why not try jewellery making or card craft. I make all my own birthday cards tha are individual to each friend and they love it.
  • Study chess and become a master! POWER!!! ULTIMATE POWERRRRR!!!!!
  • Here it is. Look up a Quilting guild in your area and go to the first meeting. Tell them that you want to learn how to make quilts. Even if you've never held a needle in your life and never owned a sewing machine. These ladies will adopt you, they will start calling you to come to meetings and parties, and they will get you involved in their projects. You'll meet a lot of great ladies and you might even learn some new skills. Quilters are the very best people on Earth!
  • What did you do when you were a kid? a apir of binoculars bird watching,fossil hunting,arrowhead hunting,horse back riding,motorcycling arm wrestling just a pun. You are inteligent pc researching subjects of interet to you.I neanderthal=cusins of mine. what is your vocation? zi have read most oif your answer you have recieved if you do not have anyone meditation and prayer I garantee thats how I got my wife and family at 42 I married and thats what I wanted a family and the ole addage becareful what you wish for you may get it and I did and grandchildren are on my list to do everyday some much joy. Keep an open mind 30 your just getting started in life live it make it real sky diving is a challenge and satisfying.keep thinking you will find that interest.
  • Depends what you like doing. I spend a lot of time cooking, I know most people HAVE to cook but I make my own soups, bread, desserts as well as the usual daily meals. I use the internet to source our new recipes to try and I find it quite satisfying to know everything that has gone in to what I make. I then freeze extra portions so there are always plenty of quick meals in the freezer. I know this isn't for everyone.
  • At 20 - I sewed At 30 - I read books At 40 - I made websites At 50 - I am painting
  • counted crosstich. i had so much time that i started tis craft and made beautiful pictures. one was my favorite of a ming tree with two oriental birds, the birds were done in dark coral to light coral and io framed it in a double matting, it took 2 weeks. i gave it to my mother-in-law for her Birthday, and i knew she loves oriental themes. i have to find my next project. i work, but do one hour to two hours of crosstich.
  • Hi, Gardening has been my salvation throughout my life. Not only do I get to enjoy the results, so often others can benefit. For example, joining in community gardens (those that grow food for the homeless, public gardens in need of volunteers, etc.) Hope you this is of value and you start "digging" soon. Warmest wishes, "Hands in the Soil"
  • Volunteer, read, knit, exercise et.al.
  • Ab, book, movie, gym, volunteering ,learn how to play an instrument or a language, remodel your bathroom......
  • It might be good to have two things going. I think going to Michael's/AC Moore and buying a set of pastels, an inexpensive Walter Foster instruction book on pastels, and a pad of paper might be a lot of fun (or watercolor or oils, etc.). Also, you could try martial arts. Although, it's away from home, it provides some social interaction but not too much. I am 51 and do Tang Soo Do which is a Korean martial art (think Chuck Norris). We have a lot of women in their 30's in class. Some are black belts and quite good. You don't have to be an athlete (I'm not) to do martial arts. But martial arts is very good for you physically and mentally. Of course there is the self-defense you learn, too.
  • VOLUNTEER. I have loved being a hospice volunteer and I'm going to be trained to rock preemies in the NICU (help 'em in and help 'em out!)
  • I have one I love that I can do a little of or a lot of at a time. Glass Christmas Tree Ornaments Craftpaint: Acrylic in a bottle and stained glass in a bottle I put a few drops of paint in, swirl it around and let it sit. When dry, I'll add more color. When I'm done, I'll decorate the top with dried flowers. I have anywhere from 1 ball to 5 or 6 balls going at a time.
  • I always found masterbation as a good way to pass the time when I have nothin else to do, but in the end masterbation is like procrastination. You're only screwing yourself. Maybe you should collect stamps.
  • maybe you could make somethings and later sell at flea markets?
  • Knitting! You can make yourself all kinds of useful things. Or Scrapbooking, you can go as simple or complicated as you like, and then you can have something to cherish or give as gifts.
  • Have you tried Latch-hooking? Its fun, time consuming and you can make and sell, cushions, rugs and wall hangings.
  • If something to do at home, sewing. Could come out with a lot of beautiful clothes. Maybe design a few yourself. Painting, don't have to know how, do abstract. Reading carries you away to other places and times. If something to do out, tennis-good exercise, I think one person already said it-dancing-good exercise and meet new people, take a painting class if you want to learn to do more than abstract, photography-beautiful pics and if you take a class in photography and get good at it could make money. Just a few suggestions.
  • How about reading or writing stories. How about photography. Also crossstich and embrodiery or kniting and other forms of needlework. You could also take some classes to learn about pottery making or learn a new language.
  • start saying yes :)
  • If you like crafts - try needlework or scrapbooking. You could start a blog on the computer, and tell people about your life. Try sketching or painting in an art book. Look up FLICKR.com in various areas, and see photos of what other people are doing for hobbies. Good Luck
  • learning how to do stained glass is a good hobby. or stained glass mosaic if you want to start with minimal tools and cost. see this website www.letyourlightshine@vpweb.com for some ideas of projects
  • https://littlefreelibrary.org/ It's a few hundred bux to get started, but you might get a group to pay for part or all of it. Bird watching has a lot of fans and you only need binoculars. Aerobic dance is free but lonely.

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