I have heard it several times, "Having a hobby makes you live longer!". I am far from the artsy girl. I am forever jealous of my Glammy and my boyfriends sister who can re-do furniture. My sister-in-law is one of the best artists out there. Meanwhile I am out here trying not to prick my finger as I attempt to learn to cross stitch. I have paid a talented cross stitch queen to make me some cross stitch pieces to gift to friends. I am wondering if I could make them myself and finally find a hobby? So far, I have not had that much luck. I am contemplating finding another hobby to do while I watch Forensic Files over and over again. Cross stitching is a lot harder than I imagined it would be. Is it possible I just don't have "the gift" of art?

What hobby have you picked up that you love? Is your hobby expensive to get started? Do you have a group where you get together to work on your hobby?