Was reading the notes from us older generation and I’m not going to be a rocking chair retirerie. I guess that is how you would spell that. I’m 78 and starting a small home business in sewing and I’m loving it. I want to mend and sew for care centers that need things mended for them and/or necessary items. Clothes for myself and daughter. I learned some sewing from my mother who made my clothes during the depression but I didn’t get really into sewing until after I was married and now since I’m a widow, big time.
It is hard to find patterns for us older women, especially our changed shapes. It is a challenge but I buy every book I can find that is good for altering patterns. Also the American Sewing Guild is great to help out.
I do a lot of crocheting and working with our Missions group at church with sewing and items for different charities. I have a knitting machine which I’m not using now that I loved working with and made a lot of Barbie clothes and my sweaters. It’s mostly sewing and crocheting now.