Just been reading through all your posts above. Thank you everyone for your support, your patience and understanding shown in your comments above. The pack is certainly not abandoned, but with the way life is at the moment, with such little free time, I've found it very difficult to face up to all the changes that have come along since as far back as MC 1.7.
A little back history to put things in perspective, but as this may not be relevant to your enjoyment of this texture pack you may not wish to bore yourself with reading it, hence why it's in a spoiler:
Last year soon after completing my GS v.18 Update my wife suddenly had to give up her work due to serious health issues for which she has since needed a number of operations. Not to be too melodramatic, she's doing much better now. However, with looking after her and my youngest child, who is severely disabled, my real-life work has suffered over the past year. We lost a lot financially and have had to make some drastic changes in our life-style. I've been working hard on converting our large garden into a kind of urban homestead to save money and so I can be on hand to help and ferry family around. As you might imagine this doesn't leave me with much energy or enthusiasm for creatively working on my texture pack...I have tried and done some things, but in another direction. To explain: one good little thing that came out of all this is that my wife has become hooked on Minecraft too, 'mod-packs' in particular, so we share some time together in the evening, when she has the energy, playing together in FTB or other such mod-packs and I've done lots of plant textures and other odds'n'ends to surprise her with, but these have mostly been for MC 1.7 mods. Then recently we decided to try a couple of MC 1.12 modpacks, the latest being 'SevTech' on Twitch and that's a whole new story...
I have recently taken a look at MC 1.12.2 and been shocked and discouraged at how bad things look with GS at the moment (I get very critical of GS when I've been away from it for some time) and how much needs doing to bring it up-to-date and sort out texture arrangements now we have such things as concrete, colored clays and terracotta.
I will never just 'abandon' the pack as I've put so much work into it over the past years...is it 8 years?!...and as VermillionTwilight mentioned above, I don't want anyone else working on the pack as it is my 'artwork'. However, to continue work on it I guess I will just have to take things one step at a time and release smaller updates more often as and when I can. Also I want to concentrate more on how the pack looks without the need for or dependence on Optifine (which I've had problems with when playing modded Minecraft). That was always my plan after I'd upgraded to GS v.18. Working on trying to upgrade everything at once takes longer and also results in me feeling 'burned out'. Minecraft, albeit modded, is still the only 'game' that I really love and play. If you cared to read the spoiler above you'll just have to bear in mind mine and my family's continuing circumstances.
Once again, a big thank you to everyone who posted such supportive comments above...even if it's only to make me feel guilty about not keeping the pack updated.
Now...to try and figure out how everything works and where everything goes again!
Hey man, we all understand. Life can be unfair sometimes. Just know that you got us bro don't forget that