I've started on my crab paper piecing, and already slightly lost enthusiasm for it! Nevertheless I will persevere - there's a great learning experience to be had here.
In the meantime I've been finding distraction in the form of going through my mending tub - a plastic bowl that accumulates broken tiny toys, china ornaments and jewellery. One mending success was a couple of lovely glass necklaces given to the girls (I would have thought the beads were magical when I was their age) which had been strung on thread. Needless to say, it was only a short time before the familiar sound of beads scattering all over the floor was to be heard but there's a great tutorial here which I followed to restring them using silver wire wrapped links.