. My grandmother taught me how to hand sew a dolls dress and pincushions when I was a little girl. I've been sewing since highschool. I made all of my kids halloween costumes, prom dresses and 12 years ago, I started to quilt. I now work from my home, collect bracket mushrooms while on walks (My mother in law introduced me to them.) and decorated vases and such. And I quilt, so stupendous stitching is right within my realm of creativity.