i was afraid to try circles, even though i did set in sleeves years ago, i forgot. finally took a class and now beat myself up for being worried about it. it proved to me that i can do those things if i just try. sometimes the first effort isn't so hot but at least i now give it a try. also, was worried about needle turn applique. took a class and found out i could do that too. however, i also found out that i don't care for doing it.
still have not made that lone star, bargello, or new york beauty; but i will eventually because i can. luckily i have waited so long that others have come up with quicker and easier ways of getting them done.