Glad to have you with us Meredith. I'll be waiting to see either what your interested in or what you are already doing. Most that have joined are usually more advanced than I am. I've still got a lot to learn..
Welcome. Please read all the NOTES. They explain our policies, and how the software works. Join any groups that interest you. I especially recommend the HISTORY-IDENTIFICATION group, as it fits well with your interests. You might also find my pinterest boards useful, since I have them sorted out by structural type of lace. https://www.pinterest.com/lynxlacelady/boards/
If you have any questions, contact me and I'll try to help.