Passion and Experience
One of the first toys I remember asking for as a small child was a sewing machine. I got a toy sewing machine that sewed with glue. In Jr High School my Home-Ec teacher had me hem all of the classrooms curtains because I was so good at sewing a straight line. The only thing that interested me more than a sewing machine was horses. 1+1= sewing for horses. My first youth job was working as a trail guide at a riding stable which I did for 4 years. The rest of my working life has been spent sewing at various factories. Now I have the best of both worlds- my horses and my sewing machines.