Cynthia, sorry I didn't get back to, family issues came up. So are you learning your way around? I tend to follow the this-looks-interesting-I'm going-to-click-it philosophy of exploration. Most of the time it works out.
Get those Christmas boxes out of your sewing room and get creating. I am still working through all my sewing stuff, waiting for my dress form to arrive so I can start the New Year creating altered clothing.