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From: MaryW
Date: 04-23-2007, 09:11 AM (1 of 5)
This lady shows it is never too late to start something new.
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User: MaryW
Member since: 06-23-2005
Total posts: 2542
From: pinecone
Date: 04-23-2007, 10:21 PM (2 of 5)
Isn't it great when people "of a certain age" try something new. She sounds like she would be an interesting person to talk with. My Grandfather was about 84 when he got a computer ~ keep in mind that was about 24 years ago! As long as you still have a pulse, jump in with both feet and give it a try. Thanks for posting the link.
User: pinecone
Member since: 03-10-2007
Total posts: 59
From: Laurie H
Date: 04-25-2007, 09:53 AM (3 of 5)
Hi Piney...

That was a neat article. My grandfather was bored in the winter when he retired and couldn't work in his garden, so he learned needlepoint. My grandmother does lots of handwork, so she taught him to do it. It made my son understand that just because he was a boy, it didn't mean he couldn't learn to do things like that.
User: Laurie H
Member since: 05-07-2006
Total posts: 40
From: allie-oops
Date: 04-25-2007, 03:37 PM (4 of 5)
Oh my, and doesn't use a machine! I'd never get anything done without my machines - she really puts me to shame!
"onward through the fog"
User: allie-oops
Member since: 10-25-2002
Total posts: 282
From: material_pakrat
Date: 04-25-2007, 06:17 PM (5 of 5)
Hope my eyesight last long enough for me to be sewing at that age. It's pretty cruddy already! It drives hubby mental, but I try and learn one new thing every year - but only in sewing/craft areas of course!
Cheers, Soph.

I'm happiest when I am sewing!
User: material_pakrat
Member since: 12-13-2006
Total posts: 220
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