My 5th grade teacher taught my whole class to knit. My grandmother taught me to sew when I was about 7 or 8 and an old family friend taught me to embroider when I was very young. I was always doing some kind of needlework.
When my husband passed away, knitting saved my sanity by filling my free time. It's been over 6 years now and my skills have become quite polished. I'm ready to write some patterns now.