Well, the laptop is back and better than ever, and my sister loaned me a sewing machine. (Just a Walmart cheapie, but so much better than nothing!) Unfortunately, hubby couldn't rig anything up to fix the camera, so I have to buy one of those. I am looking at an Olympus Stylus and wonder if anyone has one, and if they like it. I have to save up for that, though, so it may be a while before I have new pics.
I have been busybusybusy with no fun toys to distract me. I moved the two boys into Luke's bedroom, we took the one that Brady was in, and I appropriated the biggest bedroom for a "craft room". It isn't strictly a sewing room because the boys have a side with all their "art" supplies. (The art supplies consist of: crayons, paper, coloring books, stickers, and, most importantly, scissors.) This "art area" has been a big hit and now our dining room looks like perhaps normal people might live here.
Another reason I've been busy is that I had to get a job. Paul's overtime has been completely cut out and they have been laying guys off, therefore we thought I had best get something "just in case". So now I work at a fast food restaurant. Which is not, obviously, something I want to do forever, but it is a little extra money for now. I thought about trying to open an etsy shop, but I just don't think I could bear to sell any of my quilts. Also, even minimum wage is more than I would make per hour selling quilts. I'm just not fast enough to make any money at it. (If I priced my quilts so I could make $10/hr, believe me, I wouldn't sell any!)
As I was moving my fabric to it's new home, I pulled some into "Future Quilt Piles", which was very inspiring. I am itching to start sewing again so hopefully soon I will have some nice new quilty pictures to share. If I don't get a decent camera in the near future, I will buy a throwaway, because I have some fun ideas in my head right now... and a little niece on the way... she'll need a quilt or two, won't she?