I DID IT! I threaded my needle and was able to get my project started. I admit it took a few tries but the important thing is that although I got frustrated, I didn't give up. I also missed a few holes and had to do a few stitches twice (and three times), but I am happy with my progress. This is the first step to my recovery (mentally and physically). I have some of my confidence back and can only hope that it stays.