I've been sewing since I was in the 7th grade, when Home Ec was mandatory for girls (back in the early 1970's). I still remember the first skirt I made. My mother-in-law recently sent me this picture, of me sewing (of course). I think it was probably taken in 1981 or 1982, since I have a ring on my left ring finger. I got engaged in 1981 and married in 1982. Here I am with my big 1980's hair, sewing who knows what.