When you first noticed someone sewing, was it your mother, aunt, etc. What age and do you think that had anything to do with you going on to sew later in life? I remember my mom cutting fabric on the table and I would sit under it and I loved to hear the scrunching of the scissors on the table. She also had a spangle, is that what that big iron thing is? I loved the smell of her ironing the clean fabric. That was when I was 3 and 4, later when I was 12, she started sewing again and then I took over and have never stopped.