I purchased a sewing machine 4 years ago and took a class at the time but for some reason, I did not feel comfortable working with paper and freeform stitching. I wanted to try using my handmade papers and fabric and stitch onto a piece of art. There were too many roadblocks with the machine clogging and thus making the projects move slowly. I decided that I either need to learn how to use it and give it a try or sell the machine. While participating in the Prosperous Heart Book by Julia Cameron, I put it out there on the yahoo group that I wanted to take another lesson or class. Sandy Keating, Master Fiber Artist, volunteered to help me! Last week, I took a lesson with her. In just 2 short hours, I felt comfortable to make a go of it on my own. She gave me a lot of great pointers and showed me how to solve many of the issues I had originally been experiencing. On top of all that I was able to spend time with her and get to know her better! It was really a treat for me and I really appreciated her generosity! I will be posting several different looks that I have created in the past 4 days... These are all made card size so I will try working on bigger surfaces next!