Hello friends! I hope you have all been doing well and enjoying your Spring. Several of my bloggin' buddies have emailed me asking where I have been. Unfortunately, I have been battling severe carpal tunnel syndrome. I had the nerve test (EMG) performed last week on my hands and feet. (I am diabetic so the doctor wanted to check my feet too.) I was really nervous about the test because I had been told it was painful. Seems I was told wrong. It was not just painful -- it was torture! I was sore for three days afterward and could barely move my hands and feet. I have an appointment tomorrow to see the doctor. So -- for those reasons -- I have not been crafting much lately. I really am depressed about it. I have so many projects that I wanted to finish. I was in the middle of making a quilt and a scrapbook for my daughter's graduation gift. (which is in three weeks = ain't gonna happen). I have braces that I wear on my hands at night and I take medication and apply ice daily. I have had this problem off and on for about three years. It suddenly flared up and got out of control over the last two months. I am SO hoping that the doctor can do something to relieve the pain through surgery or therapy. I miss my crafting and my blogging world. In the meantime; I will still be visiting your sites and enjoying the wonderful things you are making. Say a prayer that I will get relief and be able to return to what I truly enjoy very soon! Thanks!