May I introduce you to Jessie. She was born in 1901 and died, four years before I was born, in 1957. In this photograph she is about 18 years old.
I have inherited all her sewing paraphernalia and she has left behind several pieces of embroidery, crochet and tatted items. My mother was also always making things, with knitting and dressmaking; so as a child I had access to fabric and wool, and of course Jessie's needles. To me crafting is my relaxation, and I'm happy to see that I'm not the only one. Since getting into reading blogs I've discovered a whole world of creative people that I wouldn't have had the opportunity to meet before.