I've managed to get on line via a laptop and someone else's Internet connection! All I want to say is a really big Thank you to all of those of you who have sent kind messages of encouragement and support over the last few days, weeks, even months. I have been so down and life has really been rubbish. I know many people have 'real' problems and my gripes are only small in comparison but from inside me they are huge.
Thanks too for your good wishes for my 'children' - suppose I should refer to them as my young people? At 22 and nearly 21 they are not really children anymore but they are my babies. My son's car is a definite write off - at least it won't be clogging my driveway for the 6 months he goes to Germany. My daughter had her doc appointment today and the lump on her coccyx is still there - a different shape now and not so painful but they have referred her to 'General' surgery at the local hospital to investigate further. I am now more convinced it is a cyst. The poor love just wants it gone. I hope they call her soon and that it is easy to deal with. I wish I could take their troubles away from them.
Thanks too for the encouraging arty words - I think it is all the good vibes I have been getting that have helped me to complete 8 samples tonight! They are just various samples of ageing and destroying fabrics -- I have been grilling fabric - and now my house smells horrid but that's homework for you! I'm sorry I can't show you them but I will when Orange sort out my dropping connection.
Once again thanks - I think the muse may be on her way back, very slowly. My secret idea is also almost ready and as soon as I can post photos I will set the 'challenge'. - Kate N it has something to do with a comment you left for me recently and I hope you will join in!!!!
Bye for now.