I started sewing when I was 8. Then started art classes about 9. I ran a weekly neighborhood art class with the weekly cost of $0.25, Of course that didn't stop there. some 25 years later I opened my own sewing, embroidery and supply store in the most difficult economic times I had lived through physically. My store didn't make it and for a while I didn't either but I am back up on my feet and doing well.