I have managed to start stitching again. That is a relief, I thought I had lost the knack. I take that as a sign that I am getting better. I think it will take a little longer and I am not going to rush into doing lots of things but it is certainly an improvement.
The other thing that has happened is that I have got carried away with designing my 'bird bags'. I sat and came up with another 5 designs so that I could make 6 different versions. The next thing has been to refine the pattern for the actual bag and after a test run I think that pattern needs to be 1cm longer.
The width and curve of the top for the clip frame is perfect but if I put a phone and credit cards inside it is a tight fit.
So another 1cm will make all the difference. And my husband needs a new cover for his phone. It is his birthday this month so I have solved the present problem that has been nagging at me as well.