Thanks Ron. Sorry I'm a week behind on posts. No leaks in the roof thank heaven. Whew! We escaped those storms unscathed. Not as lucky as some. There has been one confirmed death from those mudslides. I'm surprised not more as it was really bad. They just opened Hwy 58 yesterday-a week later.
Watch out for January to February--that is when California should have most of the mudslides from El Nino. The last 5 big El Nino years worked that wat.
My Mom taught sewing when she was a 4-H Leader. Maybe you could find someone through your local 4-H that will give you lessons.