I do like to reply to all comments but at the moment typing hurts, so please accept my apologies. I have read them all and I thank you all for your commiserations and good wishes.
Sarina, many thanks for your offer of a book, it is not necessary I am glad that you wanted it. Mostly I pass patterns on to the local library, they have a sale on a regular basis and it pays for paper and toner for the photocopier and tea and coffee etc. I often manage to go in when the kettle is on :-).
Dawn, as soon as I am able I would love a felting/crafting session. Not to mention a visit with the new arrivals, specially the goats.
To all who are interested in making a pillowcase dress, just Google Dress a Girl UK and all the details are there. I downloaded a shorts pattern and a peasant dress one. I think that I will be making shorts, both for boys and girls in various sizes. I am also going to look for some multi pack cotton tee shirts and just make a gathered skirt to attach to them, then put a fancy shaped pocket on and make a little cross body bag, I will pop 2 pairs of knickers into each bag as they are also needed and are dirt cheap to buy.
My EPP has been on hold but I only have a little more stitching to do and will have something to share. My crochet hooks and knitting pins are calling to me, I have lots of luscious yarn under the sofa.
I am going to try having a little of everything on the go, and hope that the different crafts will ease any repetitive stress.
I can drive again, but only for short runs, so Pontardawe and Ammanford are within reach.
Now I have to rest, I sound like a Southern Belle ;-)