I am back in action! The bobbin issue was solved in about five minutes for $5--I had put the piece that holds the shuttle in place in incorrectly. D'oh! I only had to buy a set of new needles. That's good news.
I was also able to finish up the coasters in quilting class. I am putting together a few more sewing projects that I won't be able to show you because someone reads the blog.
I am in a bit of a bind though. I need to come up with an owl pillow for a boy who loves Harry Potter. I bought some fluffy white fleece, but I can't find a pattern anywhere. If you have any ideas, I'm listening!