yes, every single one of you are a sweet-pea. Thankyou so much for the emails and comments. I think I had burnout. Not sure but that is what I am telling everyone. I lost interest in sewing and housekeeping and heaven forbid - even blogging. My neck hurt and my eyes hurt and all I wanted to do was sleep and rest. so I did. I spent time in my garden, time soul searching and time just being. You see, I am one of these people who listen to my friends problems, they come for a cup of tea and go home feeling wonderful. I listen, console and hug. When they go home, I worry. I take their problems on like my own and then feel drained. And that is why I had a sore neck. It is better and I will be back tomorrow - with bells on! love to you all - my how I have missed you too!