to see what all of you are doing. I can't remember how long I have been coming to the garden Web, but it has been a few years. I started out at the kitchen table, then I tip toed into the cooking and related forums, that is when I started gaining weight. So, I decided maybe I should leave there for awhile. My next jaunt was to check out the beauty forum. Well, it seems like you have to be a bit younger than I am to use all the things they recommend. At 71, I am too old to wear a lot of make-up. I bid that one goodbye and walked over to your group. Now, to be honest I am not going to leave the kitchen table, I love it there, but I hope to make some new friends here. I have been sewing since I was old enough to hold a needle properly. My mother was an excelent seamstress and she is the one who taught me.
I remember my sewing teacher in school telling us to do something a certain way, I can't remember what it was, but her way of doing it and mother's way were different. When it was time for the teacher to inspect the project, she questioned the way I had done it and my answer to her was, "this is the way my mother does it and she has been sewing longer than you are old." She was less than thrilled with my attitude, but pretty much left me and my projects alone. I did pass by the way. Mother also taught me how to crochet, and embroider. A friend of mine taught me knitting, and I taught myself how to tat and make peruvian lace and cross stitch. If you set me in a corner with a basket full of yarns and threads, an array of needles in all sizes, I will be happy. I have made everything from baby booties to wedding gowns. So, whatcha doin now? vique