This is one of the things I fear most as I age. If my mother is any indication (and I always refer to her ailments as the coming attractions), I will keep an open and inquiring mind into my eighties at least. My mother-in-law on the the hand, has all but given up doing anything except the same things she has been doing for the last eighty years. Her favorite saying, when asked if she wants to go anywhere different, see anything interesting, or learn something new, is "I'm eighty-seven years old, I don't have to do that anymore."
Learning new things doesn't just apply to computers and technology, though that seems to change the fastest. There are new tools and ways of doing things in woodworking, gardening, and quilting too, all the things that interest me. Since I've been doing more quilting lately than anything else, I've been noticing a lot of new techniques and trends lately. Although I do prefer the traditional quilt blocks, I'm also intrigued by Modern quilting. There is a freedom there that appeals to me, and as my daughter says, "they're not as quilty as those old quilts Grandma made." I treasure those old quilts Grandma made, but I hope to make some quilts in the new few years that my daughters will treasure as well. And maybe they'll appreciate Grandma's quilts as they get older too.
Getting on to the stash report, I did much better this week. I'm still not able to complete a quilt with just fabric from my stash though.
Link to Fabric Report 6 #20 at Patchwork Times.