I finally found the camera cord! I am posting pics of the sewing room I am creating; it's still pretty much a mess but I'm working on it. It will still be a while before I have everything where I want it to be. I am also buying a long folding banquet table to sew on.
I also have posted a pic of the blackwork pattern I was thinking of using, it's the top one. I basted a piece of waste canvas to fabric and started it yesterday, but my eyes are not what they once were. I may have to do something else, or work over a larger count waste canvas.
I saw an excellent program on Peak Oil yesterday, it was run on regular TV in Ireland. http://www.rte.ie/tv/futureshock/av_20070618.html There were some surprising thing in it; one being that Dublin will soon be the size of LA, but with only 1/4 of the population; another that the Irish drive 30% more than Americans. It really was worth watching.