I hope this topic doesn't get me on anyone's bad side. I am pleased and impressed that men sew. My husband knows crochet from watching his mother and grandmother crochet for so many years, though he didn't practice doing it. He has respect and admiration for it.
I always wanted Daddy to teach me how to do the things he did under the hood of the cars. Mother wouldn't let me go out there when he was working on cars. She said I would get hurt when he threw the wrenches and he used those words I wasn't supposed to hear. I could have been a topnotch mechanic. He had so much to teach me that I never got to learn and I regret it to this day.
I would enjoy your stories if you want to share them. Does your wife sew as well?