I forgot to mention one other thing I did during my morning sickness -- I spent a lot of time on eBay. Not just looking around, but actually buying things. Zippers, board game boards, a "prize" for Norman. Also, cutter quilts! The first result of which can be seen at the aforementioned five-paragraph essay.
Here is the second result:
This particular stocking is actually from a quilt my grandmother gave me (don't worry, it's not from "in the family"):
Available now in the Etsy shop, or in person at my holiday open house! That's this coming Thursday, so if you live in the area and didn't get invited, get in touch with me.