I have too many hobbies. A lot of them center around the fiber arts. I spin, weave, dye, shear sheep, etc. etc. I also have more hearth cooking experience than on a modern stovetop, studied the Anglo-Saxon language in college (why not?), lived and studied in Egypt, and tried all manner of historical skills including calligraphy, soapmaking, perfumery, blacksmithing, pewter casting, and sewing historic reproduction clothing.
The periods I focus my research on are:
14th Century England
18th & 19th Century America