I just talked to a teacher in my area and she said that they have taken home economics out of the schools here.  Children are so busy that they don’t have time to learn how to knit, crochet, hook rugs, etc. and I find that a very sad thing.  I know that I have found much solace and joy in my own life through the needlework arts and think it would be a shame if this was taken away from this young generation. There is something so special about the craft being handed down from mother to daughter or grandmother to grandchild.