This weekend we were up in Greenville, SC, with our daughter and her husband and she gave me her old sewing machine---which is not so old. She now uses a Bernina because she is a quilter. She gave me a good lesson in the straight stitch which is all I will do for now. I do not sew at all---I can pretty much sew a button but that is about all. I hope that I will not get into any binds and not be able to get myself out of them. It does get "boogered up" sometimes as my daughter says and as we were sewing I understand why I never wanted to learn to sew. It does get knotted and tangled up sometimes. BUT I am determined to incorporate some sewing into my mixed media portrait etc pieces. We'll see!