I remember my mother teaching me how to cook and to do simple sewing. Later, she signed me up for a sewing course, so I could learn how to make my own clothes. Although I learned how to use simple tools at home to do simple things like mount the can opener on the pantry door and hang pictures, my husband taught me how to use tools so I could make more things.
I love watching skilled artisans make marvelous cabinets and do intricate metal work. Sewing couture accessories makes me drool! Taking the time to do all the steps to make gourmet food is so worth it. It is wonderful to know that these marvelous creations came from learning to do simple practical things.