... in fact I have been back for about 5 weeks - LOL
But I kind of hit the ground running ... went back to work, went to a heap of meetings, did a pile of stuff, and did a fair bit of doing nothing much in front of the TV with DH as well (but I did do some sewing and crocheting while I did that).
Basically I have been doing just about anything and everything except blogging!
Anyway ... I guess I really should mention the thing that the title of this post refers to ...
which is, sort of, this:
and this is the other side of it:
... with the hook I used to crochet it ... the "yarn" I used was actually cut up loops of plastic shopping bags.
Believe it or not, I actually paid money to take my own "yarn"/etc and sit and crochet that thing!
(but we did get to drink lots of coffe and eat a rather yummy afternoon tea ;-)
So why did I go and sit and crochet that?
- because it is now going to be part of this - http://www.sydneyreef.blogspot.com/
A group of us went to a workshop that was part of it - in fact I notice there is a sort of short blog post about it too - http://sydneyreef.blogspot.com/2009/05/anca-hyperbolic-bloom.html (I possibly in that top photo ... just ... I think ... although I can't see/zoom in enough to be sure if it isn't someone else who was beside me ... all you can see is a bit of the side of ?my head and shoulder in the distance behind someone else in the other group in the foreground - LOL)
I am also planning to crochet something for this - http://dneese.blogspot.com/2009/05/you-can-help.html
and I have just found out about another one I might have to do something for as well - http://theknittedconvenience.blogspot.com/
... hmmm ... not forgetting that somewhere in there I have about 2 weeks to decide what to enter in the Canberra Quilters exhibition and submit my entry forms (including photo of finished or at least partly completed items! ... which could be a bit hard if I have not actually even started them!) ... and then I have to finish entered items in time to deliver them a week or 2 before the exhibition (in August) ... and then ... after these crochet things have happened, thank goodness - I will probably only have a few weeks to decide what to make and enter in the ACTTAA exhibition which happens at bit later in the year ...
And I also have a few other odd things to make - like a few sets of green "inchies" for a swap on a yahoogroup I am on, and a baby gift or 2 ... and who knows what else I have forgotten about right now ...
I wonder when I will find time to sort out my sewing/etc room?