I sure enjoyed reading all of the comments!
I am one of those "older" women who loves seeing the needlework arts being done in fresh new ways by younger and older people...I think younger people bring fearlessness, freshness, and modern technology (I love that I can design with fabrics on my computer, select and buy them!)...older people bring experience, techniques, traditions, stories and hands on learning...
It is all wonderful to me!
I think a lot of people are very surprised that people have skills beyond knowing how to text or watch YouTube videos...I carry knitting and hand stitching with me wherever I go...I enjoy answering questions and "weird" conversations...I do tend to smile and nod a lot...one of the benefits of being older is that you can pretend not to hear and people believe it and leave you alone..
The weirdest question I get from strangers is: can you make me one? uh...pretty bold request...why don't you just ask me if I would ... well, you know what I mean
More stories, please!