I'm pleased to say I have moved on from the stuck place I seemed to be in for quite a while. I'd guess that blogging and talking about it was one factor that enabled me to move on and another was that I finally got round to starting up my Etsy shop.
In case you'd like to take a look, it's here.
I have a feeling I started this a few years ago but by the time I thought about being organised back in February, I found I wasn't allowed to call my shop ClothAndClay; there doesn't seem to be such a shop anywhere on Etsy so I suspect that I registered with a user name and password I've long since lost track of and that yer actual ClothAndClay shop name is in fact mine. Hence my new Etsy shop is called ClothAndClayShop. A bit clumsy but at least I can have my ordinary banner at the top.
At the moment I have only earrings in my Etsy shop. This is partly because I can make them to order at fairly short notice; even in really hot weather I'd be willing to use my heatgun to make one or two items. I daresay I'll get round to some other items eventually.
The same day as I built my Etsy shop we also did some playing around with space and furniture to see if I could set up somewhere inside to paint scarves. Previously when we've been here I've done them outside. This has one or two disadvantages: you need fair weather, but in normal weather the sun is too hot and drying on the patio where I worked by about 2.00 p.m. so I was under pressure to make scarves during settled weather and every morning. The result of setting something up inside (in the cottage which has no visitors for the next two weeks or so) is that I can work whatever the weather and I can do half an hour and then break off and leave things as well if I want.
So, I have made a couple of scarves. Nothing startling and two scarves do not a complete inspirational recovery make, but it's a start.