My mother taught me to knit and sew before I went to school. Later I taught myself how to crochet and embroider. I lost interest as I got into things like horses and driving 18 wheelers. When I quit smoking I had to have something to do with my hands so I decided to see if my crafting skills were still there. They are and I love to make stuff that I will someday take to craft fairs when I have enough and have the time.