Jean - I truly sympathize with you. I live in CA and my kids and grandkids live in NJ and DE. It has been nearly 2 years since I saw them - way too long, but work and everyone's life schedules just get in the way. Cry all you want and need to - it does help cleanse the blues and time does heal all wounds. It doesn't make it easier, but it does help make it livable. And you have many, many people on here that care.
Misc - Mrsaj11 has indeed been busy. Maybe I'm missing something, but I don't even see her on the RAK list, so I added her to my database list myself. I like to keep track of what I send and get and when - just because I'm an accountant and can't help myself from being organized.
Lynnie - Can't wait to see your name on the list. I love learning what things people like to do. We are all so different, but bonded by a common interest. It humbles me how wonderful and giving sewers and crafters are.
So, I guess that's my 22 cents for the day (inflation you know). Blessings to all.