I am retired, love to quilt, play with grandchildren, and take road trips to see them. I also like to read. I am teaching myself to crochet as I did quilting, by reading books, via the Internet with quilters such as yourself. I am expecting my first great-granddaughter in less than a month and they will live with me while my granddaughter attends classes at the local university. What fun! I am also teaching my ten yr old granddaughter to quilt/sew. She has her own beginner Janome machine and is quite good.