Linda, to comment back, there's usually a"reply" or "comment back" at the bottom left of each entry, and you just click on that. lf it's not there ( sometimes happens on a tablet or iphone, or if there's not a good wireless reception) you can go to the person,s page ( click on their name appearing in blue, or sometimes their badge/picture), then scroll way down to the bottom of their page ( underneath their photos ,if they posted any)where you'll find the comment box. Thanks for the compliment, you'll get there too , with practice. l find my hoop or my abs floor frame a must for hand quilting, doing it "in my lap" l find my stitches pucker up too much ( though it IS easier to actually exceute the stitches. Have you checked out Orville Roach's page? He's one of the best hand quilters on here. He did a pictorial blog on hand quilting . Good luck...don't be afraid to ask for help negotiating this site. We all help each other here:)
Linda, l had the same problem w/ sewing machine's little acrylic piece. l even tried tying the thing thru the harp w/ piece of selvedge. Finally fixed problem. Bought a cheap Walmart desk ( back to school sale,$ 35.). I cut out the top in size of machine w/ jigsaw. The drawer beneath ,l took out. With a piece of plywood & a few "L" bracketsl made the shelf that the machine sits on. The front is open so l can access bobbin.Maybe you can find a desk at a yard sale .Picture of mine on my page in sewing spaces album...but marine quilt a bit in the way.