OK, I stuck my neck out and joined a tote bag sew-along with the gals at So Sew Easy . The bag is a great pattern with videos of each step along with a picture tutorial. Group sewing has started but I'm not really behind, lots of others haven't started yet. Pattern and instructions will be available "forever", you may sign up any time. Many have joined and are sharing their work on Face Book. It's fun so far.
I just needed to choose two or three fabrics for the tote bag.
Gypsy is always there, cheering me on.