Sunday, December 21, 2008

Hiding in the real world

Ack! Has it been almost two months already? I stoked up the inbox this morning and saw some "where and how are you's" in there. Should've really checked in briefly during the madness. Thanks so much for your thoughtfulness!

You see, bloggy peeps, as much as I love my job (and yes, the reason is that trite) November nearly killed me. Long days, late nights, doing endless revisions on endless ginormous spreadsheets to meet a deadline set by some head honcho in another country. You get the picture?

I've been crafting none and the dinners have been deplorable, too. I think the geezer and the kiddo are now sick of takeaway.

But we have been enjoying the real world the past seven days. We've just come back from a Melbourne trip. The wet and nippy conditions didn't stop us from sightseeing. We even got to check-out Louise's Tuesday digs. And I was restrained.....amid all the riot of gorgeous fabric and me, very restrained. Heh! I haven't been sewing very much lately, so that scuppered the hoarding instinct.

I've planned to stay at home for another fortnight before heading back to the melee that is my work. And I foresee lots of catching up between me and my sewing machine. And lots more blogging than in the last few weeks. And perhaps whittle down the thousands (Ack! Ack!) in my bloglines. And maybe, just maybe, some finished projects to show. Cos the pile of unfinished projects is the new bane of my craft existence.

Must not let work take over the better stuff of life again!

PS. Thank you, Claudine, for your gift. The place mats are very well loved!


Corrie said...

oh we've missed you! I've been coming and checking your blog often!!!!!!!!! I figured you were busy and hope you spend a wonderful christmas with little camille (oh can we see a pic of her) and your sewing machine...oh and yes your hubbby! better give him some attention!

Di said...

Helloooooo!!!!! I am glad that you survived the November madness!! I can't wait to see what you create over the holidays! Have a fabby Christmas!! Mine will be home with my parents so not traveling - but travels in November were good!

angie said...

I am so glad you are back! I always look forward to seeing what you are working on :).

Thimbleanna said...

Yipee! You're back! Those placemats are awesome too!!!