for all your replies. Your comments have given me food for thought.
On a more cheerful front I got a lovely parcel in the mail this week:
I am making a baby quilt for a baby due in April 2016 in New Zealand.
I got this lovely lot from Fabric Spot a great Canadian company. They have a super selection of fabric at great prices.
Mind you I am busy with a knitting project at the moment, so not sure when I will get around to doing this.