Back in the late 70s, my best friend started doing stained glass. I so wanted to give it a try, but I couldn't. When making stained glass you use lead, and I would spend the next 6 years of my life being pregnant or nursing, so I felt it wa…s something I would just have to wait to try.
I never stopped dreaming about making stained glass. I was always drawn to the stained glass booths at art fairs. I clipped pics from magazines, no Pinterest then, and started a collection of books and patterns. The stained glass windows in churches mesmerized me.
We then went through a series of moves, and the thought of collecting supplies and taking classes seemed daunting. Finally, when my youngest was in school, and although chaotic, my life was stable, my desire to do stained glass resurfaced.
Like most things I do, I jumped in feet first, filled with a passion. My sister-in-law and I went to glass shops, finding beautiful pieces of glass, we bought equipment, we were ready to go.
Problem was, I HATED, doing stained glass. I HATED everything about it! It was incomprehensible to me! I had lusted after it for so long. I was prepared. I had a crafting buddy, but none of that mattered. I didn't like cutting glass. I didn't like the little shards that poked my fingers. I didn't like using a grinder that used cold water. Everything about it was cold and hard and I was heartbroken!
My sister-in-law continued on. I gave her all of my glass and equipment. From the sidelines I watched her skills grow. I was envious, but not enough to preserver in doing something I did not enjoy. My love for stained glass has never vanished. I'm still drawn to the stained glass booths at art fairs, and I still dream about having a window sized stained glass piece in my home. I'm just NOT going to be the one to make it!
So, what craft have you tried that you thought you would love doing, but wound up hating… or at least not enjoying and giving up? I know I'm not alone here
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