Sorry for the extended absence. We finally moved into our house in San Diego (which I am totally in love with) and then 3 days later my husband's brother and his family came to stay with us. Right after that we had a week long family reunion so it has been pretty crazy.
My sewing machine is STILL IN THE SHOP. I am so sad. I am not going to name names, but I took it to a local shop here in San Diego that does routine maintenance. They told me it would be 2 weeks and it has been 4. If I don't have it back on Monday I may camp out in their shop until give it to me. I called them this morning and the woman I talked to said they currently have a 3 week wait. Then when she checked on my machine she said they haven't even looked at it yet!
In my machine's absence I have been organizing my sewing room (yes, I have one!) and I am not even close to being done. Once I have it cleaned up and organized I will share some photos.
My daughter started kindergarten 2 weeks ago and, while she loves her teacher and seems to enjoy going to school, she has had a little trouble making some new friends. There is a girl in her class that she is trying to become friends with so today we made them some no-sew friendship bracelets. I used this tutorial, but instead of using 3 strips of fabric I used ribbon for the longer piece.