After they all grew into adults and moved on with their lives I shifted my interest into other areas. I began working outside of the house for the first time in many years and found my time taken up with other task. I sold all of my sewing supplies(something I have regretted over and over, at least a thousand times) thinking that part of my life was over.
I really think that sewing my oldest daughters wedding dress and all but one of her bridesmaid dresses kind of burned me out and it has taken about 18 years for the bee to sting again, but wow has it stung!!