Dividedsky---I don't have any pictures that can be put onto the computer, because I have not gone digital yet!
I have quite a few non-digital photos in my albums, interspersed with photos of the kids, but nothing computer-ready. Maybe I can get some pictures put onto a CD and load them onto the computer somehow. But geez, it sounds complicated. It would probably take me longer than making a quilt, LOL! And for quilting: There are two quilters here that I like to send my quilts out to. They are as you mentioned long-arm quilters with machines that take up a one-car garage, and my quilts come home just deliciously beautiful! I will quilt my own baby quilts and table runners, but if I'm in a rush to do the next project, I'll even send those out! I'm fairly prolific with the quilting, lord knows how, and I really don't enjoy machine quilting all that much. That's why I send em out. Plus, who wants to spend two or three months making a showpiece king size quilt, and then try to quilt it and ruin it? I think I'd kill myself, LOL! I DO have an awesome sewing machine specifically for quilters though, it's larger than a regular machine and very powerful. It absolutely rocks. I spent more on it than for my first little car (a used Nissan Sentra.) It's a Janome 6600. Sews impeccably and everything comes out so nice. Kind of like playing piano on a perfectly tuned Steinway---it all sounds good!
Is knitting hard? Can you do it if you have arthritis? I have mild arthritis and have trouble with repetitive hand work. But maybe a lot of people with arthritis knit?
Please post more pictures ladies!!!