OK, OK. I hear you all. You are clicking over here to see if I'm still alive, and yes I am. Just barely. So sorry but I am battling the crud which seems to have taken up residence in my lungs, and head, and joints. I am battling the midwinter funk. And I am battling my fractious, funky children. It just doesn't leave much time or energy for thought provoking or perky posts. Oh yeah, and I'm battling my dying sewing machine as well. As many of you know, this is a tragedy of grave proportions which reduced me to tears, and threats to get a hammer. But don't worry. I'll be back soon with a brain full of junk, ready to pour into my keyboard...and maybe a few photos of my awesome sewing projects too.