62 yo - didn't sew for about 5 yrs due to overwhelming divorce, move, etc. Also into machine embroidery and am always looking for ways to combine the two imaginatively. Cat lover - have 3, all rescued and have assorted personalities. No kids but all my friend have grand kids. Have well aged fabric - 30 years and more and a tight budget so this should be interesting. Love to read, hand and machine knit and generally not do housework.