Thank you everyone so much for all your lovely comments - it seems that we're nearly all collectors of something or other (especially yarns and fabrics!).
Just in case you've been down a mine or up in space for the past week, I was giving away a metre of this lovely fabric as part of Sew Mama Sew's May Giveaway WeekDay, and a big congratulations to Lia who came up trumps with random.org.
There's an email winging it's way to you, Lia, and thanks again every one else who commented. I do plan to reply to all of you - I know it's a crazy undertaking, but you all said such nice, interesting and funny things.