I have been out of action for a few days due to shoulder surgery. I'm very happy to report that it seems to have gone very well - I have very little pain and movement is slowly returning. I've got the week off work to recover although I'm going crazy sitting home all day by myself - I've catalogued 30 books so far (one handed mostly)! I see my surgeon again on Monday for a follow-up appointment and will hopefully then be able to resume stitching and driving. I think I could probably do it now, but I really don't want to jeopardise my shoulder recovery for the sake of a few days... Thank you for all your kind thoughts and best wishes!
I can't wait to get back into stitching properly again.