I still have no working sewing machine, and an unfinished PhD, not to mention lots of part-time work and job hunting. I hate the lack of creativity, but I kept in touch with fabric by giving some away! Yes, mad I know, but Aberdeen Freecycle had a request from someone making a king-size scrap quilt, and I thought that I should do a good deed! So, I gave away some of my fabric, which gave me an excuse to open up the boxes and bags, take some out, unfold it, refold it, cut bits and stroke it! It felt good.