I have returned from my internet-free break and I'm delighted to see that the old auto-posting feature actually worked!!
I'll try to reply to recent comments properly over the next few days & I'll be back to "proper" blogging very soon but I just wanted to say a huge THANKYOU for all your lovely comments re: my recent news. Feeling part of a wider community of creative people is one of the things that makes this crafting lark so rewarding & your support is very much appreciated! :)