I am still in the land of living - just busy and tired. The mess in the photo has now been sorted, either back in the loft, thrown out or went to the Scout jumble sale (the jumble sale made in the region of £900, not everything sold was ours, honest!).
The house still needs a very good clean, at the moment I think we should be on one of those reality hoarders TV shows.
I haven't done any machine sewing but I have done some hand sewing and knitting, I'll catch you up on that in a day or two.