I met my wife in college. She came from a family of lawyers and doctors, and their idea of a hobby at that point in life was doing well in school. She honestly didn't have any hobbies outside of normal socializing when I met her, although her family travelled quite a bit around the world.
I rode a motorcycle, and she got into that as a passenger. I sailed, so she got into that. I bicycled a LOT, and she got into that (big time). When I hit 30, I bought my first large sailboat, and she was totally hooked. Between the time I met her, and 30, I didn't do as much fishing, but she fished when I did. I was into R/C planes, and she got into R/C planes as much as anything to that point! The Academy of Model Aeronautics has sanctioned clubs and fields, and we've belonged to clubs with over 250 members.
About 6 years ago, Yvonne decided to drop her spinning gear, and focus solely on fly fishing. She's progressed well, but I've been there to hold her hand along the way...except for the when she slipped and broke her ankle a year ago.
Even then, she did her fly fishing from a wheelchair!
My wife is president of a chapter of the National Association of Insurance Women, and that's the only thing she does that we don't do together. I've thought about bringing some chicks home to see if she'd be into that, but I know that wouldn't fly...LOL!!!!
I wouldn't want to be married to someone that didn't share the same interests that I have, but bringing something new to the table would be nice. I do enjoy teaching, and our hobbies are the kind in which you're always learning. My wife claimed to have ridden a bike when she was a kid, but revised after I presented her with her first bike: she sat on the seat, and expected it to go by itself. She fell over without moving one inch foward. I then taught her how to ride a bike.
The one thing she is not interested in as assembling rods and tying on flies. She says I'm better at that part, and wouldn't want to get things wrong.
It's like having a caddy.
Nice quilt, Ard! Have her show them locally, and to the lodge visitors.